Keynote Speech on Minority Health Keynote Speech on Minority Health from Rear Admiral Felicia Collins, MD

RADM Felicia Collins, MD, Director Office of Minority Health, HHS

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A picture of RADM Felicia Collins, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health and Director of the Office of Minority Health

RADM Felicia Collins is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health. As the Director of the Office of Minority Health (OMH), she leads the office in its mission to improve the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that help eliminate health disparities. She brings more than 20 years of federal service to this position and a passion for serving vulnerable and underserved communities. RADM Collins and the OMH Team are focused on the collective goal of the success, sustainability and spread of health equity promoting policies, programs and practices. Under RADM Collins’ leadership, OMH currently has three programmatic priorities: (1) supporting states, territories and tribes in identifying and sustaining health equity-promoting policies, programs and practices; (2) expanding the utilization of community health workers to address health and social service needs within communities of color; and (3) strengthening cultural competence among healthcare providers throughout the country. RADM Collins received her undergraduate degree from Yale and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed a residency in primary care pediatrics at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts and received her M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health as a Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Minority Health Policy.