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 Minority Health 
Disparities Task Force

The purpose of the Health Disparities Task Force was to improve coordination of Department efforts to address health disparities in Wisconsin. Originally, four meetings were scheduled to take place between April 2011 and April 2012. Six times, in the span of that one year, the Minority Health Program convened expert volunteers from throughout the Department to:

  • Develop a standardized tool to track DHS' progress in reducing health disparities; 
  • Share information that highlights crosscutting or urgent issues related to health disparities; 
  • Develop a plan of program integration to align efforts for policy changes to eliminate health disparities; and 
  • Develop a Department-wide work culture in which reducing health disparities is a priority.


The final meeting took place April 24, 2012. The group began its transition into a community of practice dedicated to reducing disparities in Wisconsin. 

Information on Department of Health and Human Services' new standards for collecting data to reduce health disparities can be found through the following links: Disparities and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender. (exit DHS) 

NPA Toolkit for Community Action (Exit DHS)


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Last Revised: February 03, 2014