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Washington State Department of Health

State (Location): Washington
Grant Program: State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health, FY 2007
Organization Name: Governor's Interagency Council on Health Disparities
Organization Address: P.O. Box 44330, Olympia WA 98504-4330
Phone Number: (360) 236-4110
Fax Number: (360) 236-4188

Title of Project: Developing Minority Health Communication Capacity in Washington State
Project Director: Christy Curwick Hoff

Description of organization:
The Governor's Interagency Council on Health Disparities was established by the Washington State Legislature in 2006 when it passed, and the Governor signed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6197. The 17-member Council, which is staffed by the State Board of Health, has a chair appointed by the Governor, two public members, and representatives of 14 state agencies, boards and commissions. The Council is charged with, among other things, developing a state action plan to eliminate health disparities by race/ethnicity and sex.

Description of project:
This project will provide dedicated state staffing to develop the Council's capacity to engage communities of color in its work, particularly in the development of an action plan to eliminate health disparities in Washington State and in increasing awareness of health disparities. It will do so in a manner that-through leadership, collaboration, coordination, planning, and the creation of linkages between public and private entities-simultaneously increases the overall capacity of organizations throughout Washington to communicate with hard-to-reach individuals and groups, particularly communities of color, in ways that help eliminate disparities

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