Michigan Minority Health Coalition

Contact Information

Website: www.michiganmhc.com
Contact Person: Dr. Othelia Pryor
Contact Info: opryor@michiganmhc.com

History

This coalition was formed by Dr. Othelia Pryor, in January 2006, to address the racial health disparities in Michigan that could be analyzed from a system-wide view and addressed by systemic changes. The Michigan Minority Health Coalition (MMHC) is a statewide consortium to improve the health status of all of Michigan's ethnic and racial minority populations.

Activities & Objectives

MMHC intends to improve access to minority health initiatives that service to increase community partnerships by providing a persistent and continuing focus on eliminating racial disparities in health status. To achieve these outcomes, MMHC participates with other organizations in Lunch and Learn sessions. MMHC aided in the successful passage of PA 653 and continues to pursue larger policy changes to eliminate health disparities. Additionally, MMHC members have met with members of legislature to share information about health disparities and health equity, have participated in events with the Michigan Department of Community Health ? Health Disparity Reduction and Minority Health Section, the National Office of Minority Health, and other organizations.

Other partners include Ingham County Health Department, the Metropolitan Organizing Strategy Enabling Strength, Lansing Latino Health Alliance, Cristo Rey Community Center, Various Lansing churches, Greater Lansing African American health Institute, Michigan Legislative Black Caucus, All Around the World African American Museum, Mid-Michigan Affiliate Susan G Komen for the Cure, American Cancer Society, National Kidney Foundation, Black Social Workers, Lansing Community Mental Health, Oxford Court Book Club of Ypsilanti, individuals interested in health disparities, Nottawaseppi Huron Band of Potawatomi, GlaxoSmithKline, Michigan League of Human Services, and the Joy Southfield Free Clinic.