The Office of Minority Health Statistics and Engagement (OMHSE) is the new name for the Center for Elimination of Disproportionality and Disparities. The name and duties were modified by Senate Bill 1, Rider 216, 85th Texas Legislature, Regular Session.
OMHSE researches, evaluates, develops and recommends policies that address minority health, including education, juvenile justice, child welfare, workforce and mental health systems to ensure equitable policies and practices statewide.
For fiscal year 2018 (Sept. 1, 2017, through Aug. 31, 2018), OMHSE will continue to provide cultural competency training and to develop partnerships with community groups to support the delivery of culturally appropriate services to children and families.
In coordination with the Maternal Mortality and Morbidity Task Force, OMHSE studies and reviews trends, rates or disparities in pregnancy-related deaths and evaluates options for reducing maternal mortality and for treating postpartum depression in economically disadvantaged women.
As the Texas Office of Minority Health, OMHSE promotes and conducts health equity initiatives in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health and other states’ Offices of Minority Health.
The office administers support at the local level through the Equity and Inclusion program with regional equity specialists located throughout Texas. OMHSE also researches, administers and develops the Texas Model: A Framework for Equity in its work efforts.
Office of Minority Health Statistics and Engagement
Mail Code 1479
P.O. Box 13247
Austin, TX 78751