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Tenn. Code Ann. § 68-1-2203 - Functions of the Tennessee Office of Minority Health

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The functions of the Tennessee Office of Minority Health are as follows:

  1. To help the Commissioner of Health assess the health needs of the minority populations within the state;
  2. To recommend to the Commissioner programs that are sensitive and relevant to the cultural, linguistic, and ethnic needs of the minority population;
  3. To provide consultation, technical assistance, and reference materials on minority health issues to providers, organizations, and other agencies;
  4. To promote awareness of minority health issues and aid in addressing these issues;
  5. To disseminate information on available minority health services;
  6. To provide opportunities where minorities given their input on departmental policies;
  7. To coordinate with other agencies providing services to minority populations;
  8. To develop local coalitions that focus on community minority health programs;
  9. To seek funding from various entities to carry out the functions of the Office of Minority Health.

Current as of June 2015