Health and Safety


With the release of the federal report on Black and Minority Heath in 1985, many national, state, and local programs were subsequently developed to reduce racial disparities in heart disease, cancer, diabetes, infant mortality, unintentional injuries, and other health conditions. In 1988, the Office of Minority Health (OMH) in Michigan was established by executive order to serve as the coordinating body for minority health in the state for the five racial/ethnic groups served.

In New Detroit’s research, we encountered a number of reports on health care, access to health care, and health disparities such as: The Michigan Health Equity Roadmap, The Michigan Health and Wellness 4 X 4 Plan, The Economic Impact of Health Care in Michigan, The State of Population Health Report, The Regional Health Practice Profiles Summary Report, The Kirwan Institute – Detroit-Area Opportunity Mapping Update for the State of Michigan, The Michigan Health Equity Data Project, The Michigan Department of Community Health 2012 Health Equity Report – Health Disparities Reduction and Minority Health Section (HDRMHS), etc.

The data is compiled at the state or county level  No county looked at comparative data for Metropolitan Detroit by the six major race/ethnicity categories. For this reason we are unable to provide health data.