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Program Description

  Minority Programs

The three minority programs - the African American Health Program, the Latino Health Initiative, and the Asian American Health Initiative - support Department-wide efforts to eliminate health and other disparities and achieve equity while continuing their population-targeted programs and services. The programs' knowledge, expertise and experiences in racially, ethnically, and linguistically diverse communities helps informed Department-wide program, policy and budget decisions.

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Program Contacts

Contact Victoria Buckland of the HHS - Administration and Support at 240.777.1211 or Deborah Lambert of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2794 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.

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Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY19Actual FY20Estimated FY21Target FY22Target FY23
Number of individuals served by the Minority Health Initiatives & Program33,41536,65328,12931,92932,229
Percent of clients satisfied with services provided by the Minority Health Initiatives & Program99%99%96%96%96%
Average percent of respondents who expressed increased confidence due to community capacity building activities93%96%85%85%85%
Average percent increase in wages from time participants entered program until hired as health professionals88%190%150%150%150%
Percent of clients who improved A1C blood sugar level test at 3-month follow up (diabetes management/prevention)99%95%100%100%97%
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Program Budget Changes

FY22 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY21 Approved555913327.00
Reduce: Asian American Health Program Outreach Events Due to COVID-325110.00
Decrease Cost: African American Health Program, Reduce Funding for Contractual Data Services Because the Services Are Already Being Provided by Health and Human Services Information Technology Staff-549150.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.-403940.00
FY22 Recommended543131327.00