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HHS Secretary Appoints Dr. Olveen Carrasquillo to the Advisory Committee on Minority Health

By admin | November 27, 2008

Latinos for National Health Insurance

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Friday, November 21, 2008

HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt announced today the appointment of Olveen Carrasquillo, MD, MPH to serve on Advisory Committee on Minority Health. The committee, consisting of twelve members who serve for four years, will advise the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on improving the health of racial and ethnic minority groups and on the development of goals and specific program activities for the department’s Office of Minority Health.


Dr. Carrasquillo is Vice President and Policy Director of Latinos for National Health Insurance, and Director of the Center for Health of Urban Minorities in New York City.  In 1999 he was chosen to be a National Hispanic Medical Association Leadership Fellow, and later served in its Advisory Board.


His areas of research include minority health, health disparities health insurance, and access to care.  His research has been published in a variety of journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and American Journal of Public Health.  At present, he is principal investigator of several large federal grants relating to minority health and health disparities, and has served on leadership roles in various professional organizations.


The ACMH will meet on February 23 – 24, 2009 in conjunction with the HHS/ Office of Minority Health, Third National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health.



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