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Indiana State Department of Health

Office of Minority Health > Initiatives > EMPOWERED Program EMPOWERED Program

Enhancing Minority Partnership Opportunities; Working to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities

The Indiana State Department of Health Office of Minority Health applied for the State Partnership Program to Improve Minority Health grant offered by the Department of Health and Human Services- Office of Minority Health.  The purpose is to improve access to health care for racial and ethnic minorities in Indiana.  Our objective, that through the Enhancing Minority Partnership Opportunities; Working to Eliminate Racial and Ethnic Disparities (EMPOWERED) project, Indiana would have increased diversity within future healthcare workforce, allowed health care professionals and students to have access to culturally competent and appropriate training to provide better qualitative care to Indiana residents, and that data collection efforts for racial and ethnic minorities has improved.