The Office of Multicultural Health (OMH) is a shared policy office within the Director’s Office of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Department of Health Care Services (DHCS). The OMH serves as a focal point in both Departments for improved planning and coordination of activities and programs related to racial and ethnic populations in California and a liaison between both Departments and outside stakeholders.
Cultural and Linguistics
The mission of the California Black Health Network is to improve the health of African Americans in California. In pursuing this mission, CBHN provides a forum where policymakers, providers, consumers, and advocates concerned with African Americans' health status and access to care can engage in problem-solving and solution building. The organization also strives to develop and implement programs to improve the state of African Americans' health in California.
The California Academy of Family Physicians is the only organization solely dedicated to advancing the specialty of family medicine in the state. Since 1948, CAFP has championed the cause of family physicians and their patients.
The mission of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum is to promote improvement in the health status of all Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. The Health Forum envisions a multicultural society where Asian and Pacific Islander communities are included and represented in all health, political, social and economic areas.
Established in 1927 by the American College of Physicians (ACP), the Annals of Internal Medicine is the leading journal for studies in internal medicine.
The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) is the No. 1 publication dedicated to original work in research, research methods, and program evaluation in the field of public health. This prestigious journal also regularly publishes authoritative editorials and commentaries and serves as a forum for the analysis of health policy.
This brief documents CPEHN's advocacy efforts on SB 853. The first of its kind in the country, this law holds health plans accountable for the provision of language services - requiring health plans and health insurers to provide their enrollees with interpreter services, translated materials, and to collect race, ethnicity, and language data.
This report includes a summary of accomplishments on language access, cultural competence, and health disparities reduction in California and nationwide; a look at opportunities available through health care reform and health information technology; and questions and issues to consider as we move forward.
This report, developed with the Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum, Consumers Union, and the National Council of La Raza, examines developments in health information technology and offers policy recommendations for how advancements can best improve health in all communities.
The health system is not doing enough to collect, standardize, and utilize race, ethnicity, and language data to improve our health. Download our report and help make significant advancements in the use of this data to eliminate health disparities.