National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

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National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
Formation 2000
Type government institute
Region served
United States
acting director
Yvonne Maddox
Parent organization
National Institutes of Health
Website nimhd.nih.gov
Formerly called
National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) is an American government health institute. It is part of the National Institutes of Health. The stated mission of the NIMHD is to “lead scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities.”[1] It was established as an NIH center, the National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD), in 2000, by the passage of the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education Act,[2] and became a full institute, with its present name, on September 13, 2010, under the Affordable Care Act.[3] John Ruffin was director from 2001 to March 2014.[4] Yvonne Maddox became acting director in April 2014.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Vision and Mission". National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. 
  2. ^ "Statement on Signing the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research and Education Act of 2000". U.S. Government Printing Office. 
  3. ^ "NIH announces Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Sept 27, 2010". National Institutes of Health. 
  4. ^ "Important Events in NIMHD History". National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. 
  5. ^ Collins, Francis. "Dr. Yvonne T. Maddox to serve as Acting Director of NIMHD". nih.gov. Retrieved 18 March 2015.