OMH Announces New Advisory Committee Appointments and New Chair

December 19, 2016
Posted by AAIP News on 12/19/2016

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is pleased to announce four new appointments and a new chair to the Advisory Committee on Minority Health. The Advisory Committee on Minority Health advises the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health on improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations, and on the development of goals and program activities of OMH.

The next two-day Advisory Committee meeting is scheduled for:

March 23, 2017, 9 am to 5 pm

March 24, 2017, 9 am to 1 pm

5600 Fishers Lane, Room 05N76

Rockville, Maryland 20857

Federal Register Notice of this meeting will be available online.

The new Advisory Committee on Minority Health members are:

  • Beverly Patchell, PhD, APRN, PMH, Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT.

  • Linda Bane Frizzell, PhD, Associate Editor, MedCrave Online Journal of Public Health; Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota, School of Public Health; and Consultant, Great Lakes Tribal EpiCenter. 
  • Gregory Maddox, MD; Chief Medical Officer, Seattle Indian Health Board; Seattle, WA. 

  • Winston Wong, MD, MS, FAAFP; Medical Director, Community Benefit; Director, Disparities Improvement and Quality Initiatives; Kaiser Permanente; Oakland, CA. 

New Committee Chair: 
Paul Juarez, PhD; Professor and Vice Chair for Research, Department of Family and Community Medicine; Meharry Medical College; Nashville, TN.