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Program Description

  Minority Programs

The three minority programs - the African American Health Program (AAHP), the Latino Health Initiative (LHI), and the Asian American Health Initiative (AAHI) - 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.

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.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY20Actual FY21Estimated FY22Target FY23Target FY24
Number of individuals served by the Minority Health Initiatives & Program 136,65328,92029,57931,97932,064
Percent of clients satisfied with services provided by the Minority Health Initiatives & Program99%99%95%95%95%
Average percent of respondents who expressed increased confidence due to community capacity building activities 296%N/A85%85%85%
Average percent increase in wages from time participants entered program until hired as health professionals190%169%150%150%150%
Percent of clients who improved A1C blood sugar level test at 3-month follow up (diabetes management/prevention)95%96%100%97%96%
1  FY20's actual figure is higher than FY21 because FY20 included July 2019 – early March 2020, which was “pre-COVID.” During that time, the programs conducted outreach as we usually did, which included large-scale in-person events. FY21 was a full “COVID-year.” Communities were not hosting large scale in-person events as they did in the pre-COVID era, especially considering that the vaccine did not become more widely available to all adults until April 2021, which was closer to the end of FY21. Both LHI and AAHI had decreases in FY21 outreach, in part due to the decrease in in-person outreach events, and in the increase in virtual events, which do not yield as many participants and attendees.
2  This is a measure tracked by AAHI. Historically, AAHI had set the projection at 85% for the past fiscal years. For FY23, department staff will work with the AAHI to align prior data with projections.

Program Budget Changes

FY23 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY22 Approved557238027.00
Enhance: Increase the FY23 Base Budget for the African American Health Program28500000.00
Enhance: Increase the FY23 Base Budget for the Latino Health Initiative22357060.00
Enhance: Increase the FY23 Base Budget for the Asian American Health Initiative12102630.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.191287-1.00
FY23 Recommended1205963626.00