Healthiest Wisconsin 2020 Baseline and Health Disparities
Report (February 2014): Baseline data by topic for the
HW2020 focus areas, and documentation of health disparities
in Wisconsin populations and communities.
The National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate
Services in Health and Health Care (the National CLAS Standards) are
intended to advance health equity and more; please explore
our Minority Health CLAS
page for tools, trainings and resources.
Please visit our
Health Grants page to read about our 2013-2014 Community
Wisconsin Health Care Options 2014 website provides
information and resources on various health care enrollment
Do you have questions, comments or
suggestions for our Minority Health Officer?
The Minority Health Program provides statewide leadership for policy measures that aim
to improve the health of vulnerable populations in Wisconsin. It
assures coordination of efforts intended to reduce health
disparities. Our work is guided by three levels of authority:
1) the federal Office of Minority Health strategic plan, the
Partnership for Action; 2)
Wis. Stats. 250.20; and 3) the state health plan, Healthiest
Wisconsin 2020. We work to consolidate these three levels of
mandate into a coherent plan of action that our partners can
implement to improve health outcomes for minority communities.
We provide direct services as well as indirect services. Direct
services include the administration of community
minority public health information campaign; publication of
the Minority Health Report
support to the Minority Health Leadership Council.
Indirect services include the collection, organization
and distribution of relevant information to our partners.
Definition of Health DisparitiesIn the context of the Wisconsin Minority Health Program's
mission, health disparities are defined as "differences in
health outcomes that are adverse and avoidable, which exist between
population groups based on gender, age, race, ethnicity,
socioeconomic status, geography, sexual orientation, gender
identity, disability, special health care needs, or other