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HHS - 5301 - Advisory Committee on Minority Health - Statutory (Congress Created)


Committee NameAdvisory Committee on Minority HealthAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number5301
Original Establishment Date11/13/1998Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*12
Current Charter Date9/17/2019Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Designated Federal Officer
Date Of Renewal Charter9/17/2021Designated Federal Officer PrefixCAPT
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Samuel
Exempt From Renewal*NoDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Wu
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixPharm.D.
Specific Establishment Authority*P.L. 105-392Designated Federal Officer Phone*(240) 453-6173
Effective Date Of Authority*9/11/1999Designated Federal Officer Fax*(240) 453-2883
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*
Committee Type*Continuing
Committee Function*National Policy Issue Advisory Board


Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*The Committee gathers and receives information from a variety of sources including expert and public testimony, reports, and other current literature and their own areas of expertise.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee is composed of outstanding authorities in the field of minority health, public health, administration, health professions, policy, financing, and research. The twelve members represent the health interests of the following racial and ethnic minority groups: Blacks/African Americans; Hispanic/Latino Americans; Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, or other Pacific Islanders; and American Indians/Alaska Natives.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*The Committee is authorized to meet two times each fiscal year, depending upon the availability of funds. The Committee members discuss issues relevant to improving minority health and health disparities as mandated by the authorizing legislation.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*Establishment of the Advisory Committee on Minority is mandated under Section 201 of Public Law 105-392. The Advisory Committee on Minority Health was established by the Secretary on September 17, 1999, to advise and make recommendations on the development of goals and specific program activities designed to improve the health status of racial and ethnic minority populations.The disparities in the burden of death and illness experienced by Blacks/African Americans; Hispanic/Latino Americans; Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, or Pacific Islanders; and American Indians/Alaska Natives, as compared to the U.S. population as a whole persist and in many areas continue to widen. The ACMH serves as an important advisory tool that is utilized by the Department. The advice and recommendations made by the Committee assist with development of departmental efforts to eliminate health disparities in racial and ethnic minority populations.
Why close or partially close meetings?The meetings are open to the public.
Recommendation RemarksDuring FY 2020, ACMH focused on recommendations on the strategies to improve the utilization of preventive services.
It is stipulated in the charter that the ACMH will meet, at the minimum, two times each calendar year, depending upon the availability of funds. The Committee met in January 2020. The meeting was open to the public and published in the Federal Register Notice. Two meetings are planned for FY 2021. To review ACMH meeting minutes or other Committee-related material, please send an email to
The costs during FY 2020 was $255,786. Due to challenges attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic, only one face-to-face meeting was held in January 2020. One member did not attend the meeting, and one attended by phone. Support was 1.3 federal staff in FY 2020. The FTE hours were 1.3 for an estimated $120,000 because duties included completing reports from FY 2019 as well as the administrative tasks in maintaining the operations of the Committee. FTE duties also included preparation for FY 2020 meeting. Other cost was $123,352 which was for the contracting support that provided logical support for in-person meeting and teleconferences (working meetings) and technical writing support in the preparation of meeting minutes and reports.


Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentNoAction Reallocate ResourcesNo
Outcome Major Policy ChangesNoAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchNoAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingNoAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsNo
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionNoAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*No
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed0
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended0
Cost Savings*NoneDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$0.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*92Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentThere were six recommendations from the meeting in FY 2019 on ending the HIV epidemic. These recommendations were approved in FY 2020 and are reflected in the total number of recommendations at 92.

Recommendations from the FY 2020 meeting have not been approved. The meeting held in April 2019 yielded three recommendations.
Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteYes
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentBecause ACMH's recommendations on community engagement and reducing stigma among racial, ethnic, and tribal and urban American Indian/Alaska Native populations to end the HIV epidemic were not submitted for clearance during FY 2020, zero have been implemented.

Therefore, the % of recommendations fully implemented and reported in FY 2018 remains unchanged: Zero of the 21 [fiscal year 2018] recommendations were fully implemented due to resource limitations or need of coordinated actions by other HHS divisions.
Access GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.12%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentBecause ACMH's recommendations on community engagement and reducing stigma among racial, ethnic, and tribal and urban American Indian/Alaska Native populations to end the HIV epidemic were not submitted for clearance during FY 2019, zero have been partially implemented.

Therefore, the % of recommendations partially implemented reported in FY 2018 remains unchanged: Of the 21 [fiscal year 2018] total recommendations, 10 (48%) were partially implemented. Examples of recommendations that were partially implemented include developing an issue brief on HHS data collections with opioid-related data by race/ethnicity; examining existing federal survey data on opioid misuse and opioid use disorder among racial/ethnic minority populations; planning a webinar for providers/practitioners on integrating the National CLAS Standards in services to improve engagement and care quality; direct representation and participating in the OASH Behavioral Health Coordinating Committee Opioids and Controlled Substances subcommittee; supporting coordination between a federal agency and private organizations to ensure CLAS standards are incorporated in prevention efforts; and developing an e-learning module on cultural/linguistic competency in behavioral health and CLAS implementation guide for behavioral health.
Access OtherNo
Agency Feedback*Not ApplicableAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The DFO communicates with the ACMH Chair. This information is provided to the other members and the public at full committee meetings. Information about Committee-related matters also can be obtained on the OMH/Advisory Committee website, which is managed by the OMH Division of Information and Education (DIE).Narrative Description*Despite modest improvements in minority health in recent years, several health conditions and health service areas continue to be stagnant or have a wider gap of disparity among the racial and ethnic (r/e) minorities. The Office of Minority Health strives to improve the health of r/e minority populations where disparities exist through the development of health policies, goals, and programs that will implement collaborative strategies and also promote the National CLAS Standards. ACMH's charge is to provide guidance to the Deputy Assistance Secretary for Minority Health on the development of policies, programs and practices that help to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in selected areas identified by the HHS Secretary, ASH and OMH and develop actionable recommendations for OASH and other HHS agencies striving for equitable health. ACMH's actionable recommendations often include culturally appropriate program activities, such as, but not limited to, supporting research, evaluation, and strengthening elements and reaching hard-to-reach populations with improved sub-population health data collection and analysis, for improving the health of r/e minority groups.
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Payments to Non-Federal Members*$3,600.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$2,000.00
Payments to Federal Members*$0.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$0.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$120,000.00Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$130,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$0.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$8,834.73Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$5,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$0.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$123,351.96Est. Other Costs Next FY*$70,000.00
Total Costs$255,786.69Est. Total Next FY*$207,000.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*1.30Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*1.30
Cost RemarksEst Cost RemarksCost may be less due to the pandemic such that meetings are likely to be held virtually.
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Interest Areas

Civil Rights
Native Americans
Health Care
Medical Education
Public Health
Workforce and Occupations


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Data from Previous Years

ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036538Advisory Committee on Minority Health2019
 COM-034750Advisory Committee on Minority Health2018
 COM-002023Advisory Committee on Minority Health2017
 COM-002547Advisory Committee on Minority Health2016
 COM-003764Advisory Committee on Minority Health2015
 COM-004540Advisory Committee on Minority Health2014
 COM-006145Advisory Committee on Minority Health2013
 COM-006923Advisory Committee on Minority Health2012
 COM-008410Advisory Committee on Minority Health2011
 COM-008748Advisory Committee on Minority Health2010
 COM-010055Advisory Committee on Minority Health2009
 COM-010690Advisory Committee on Minority Health2008
 COM-012176Advisory Committee on Minority Health2007
 COM-012523Advisory Committee on Minority Health2006
 COM-013729Advisory Committee on Minority Health2005
 COM-014795Advisory Committee on Minority Health2004
 COM-015962Advisory Committee on Minority Health2003
 COM-016571Advisory Committee on Minority Health2002
 COM-017647Advisory Committee on Minority Health2001
 COM-018352Advisory Committee on Minority Health2000
 COM-019880Advisory Committee on Minority Health1999