Nominations for HHS Advisory Committee on Minority Health

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is seeking nominations for candidates to serve on its Advisory Committee on Minority Health. Members of the Advisory Committee are tasked with providing guidance to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Minority Health on the elimination of racial and ethnic health disparities via HHS-funded programs.

Per Committee charter, health interests of Hispanics/Latinos, African Americans, American Indians/Alaska Natives, and Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders must be equally represented on the committee. HHS is seeking to fill six vacancies opening in early 2021 with three representing the American Indian/Alaska Native population, one representing the Hispanic/Latino population, and two representing the Asian American and Pacific Islander population. Members of the Advisory Committee on Minority Health will be appointed for a four-year term and receive a stipend for attending committee meetings and performing committee-related work.

Interested PA faculty applicants will be evaluated by volunteers from PAEA’s Government Relations Steering Committee on the following criteria:

  • Demonstrated expertise in minority health and racial and ethnic health disparities
  • Demonstrated experience in evidence-based program design and/or evaluation
  • Track record of research publications on health disparities and/or diversity in PA education
  • Previous national or state-level volunteer service
  • Track record of leadership in PA education

Members interested in being nominated by PAEA for a council appointment should submit their curriculum vitae and letter of interest to Tyler Smith at by January 20, 2021.