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Equity and Disparities in Indiana

In order to address the issue of health care disparities, the state of Indiana has established an Office of Minority Health.  The Office of Minority Health develops initiatives to address health disparities of minorities, and must work existing minority health coalitions to implement new programs, providing funding, and collect data.1  The state’s efforts to collect data regarding race and ethnicity to address health disparities can also be seen through the data collection efforts of the State Health Data Center.  The State Health Data Center is required to collect and maintain health data regarding gender and ethnicity.2  Additionally, the Board for the Coordination of Programs Serving Vulnerable Individuals must collaborate with local agencies to create a central database for standardized, disaggregated, race-specific data collection and to enhance the quality of care given to vulnerable populations.3

 

Footnotes

  • 1. Ind. Code §16-46-11-1
  • 2. Ind. Code §16-19-10-4
  • 3. Ind. Code §4-23-30.2-11

 

Equity and Disparities in Indiana

Subtopic Statute/Regulation Description
Equity and Disparities Ind. Code Ann. § 16-19-13-2 - Establishment of Office of Women's Health This law establishes an office of women’s health within the Indiana department of health.
Ind. Code Ann. § 16-19-13-3 - Purposes of the Office of Women's Health This law sets forth the purposes for which the Office of Women’s Health was established: To educate and advocate for women’s health...
Ind. Code Ann. § 16-19-14-4 - Establishment of Office of Minority Health This law establishes the Office of Minority Health within the state department of health.
Ind. Code Ann. § 16-46-11.1-4 - Establishment of the commission on health care interpreters and translators This law establishes the commission on health care interpreters and translators to oversee professional interpreters and translators primarily...
Ind. Code Ann.§ 4-23-30.2.-11 - Duties of the Indiana Board for the Coordination of Programs Serving Vulnerable Individuals The state of Indiana has a Board for the Coordination of Programs Serving Vulnerable Individuals, which is to come up with policies to enhance the...
Minority health information or data collection Powers and Duties of the Office of Minority Health and State Department of Health – Ind. Code Ann.§ 16-46-11-1 The state of Indiana has an Office of Minority Health within the Department of Health to do the following: Coordinate and implement the...
Required Duties of the State Health Data Center – Ind. Code Ann.§ 16-19-10-4 The state of Indiana has established a State Health Data Center, which must do the following: Collect and analyze health data; Maintain health...
Offices of Minority Health Powers and Duties of the Office of Minority Health and State Department of Health – Ind. Code Ann.§ 16-46-11-1 The state of Indiana has an Office of Minority Health within the Department of Health to do the following: Coordinate and implement the...