Program: Minority health grants and contracts

Appropriation:

Federal Funds:

$650,000

 

GF/GP:

$339,100

 

Total:

$989,100[30]

Program Description:

This appropriation funds contracts and grants, some awarded on a non-competitive basis, to serve the health needs of minority groups and help “reduce the gap between minority and non-minority health, and improve minority access to existing health services.”[31]

Recommended Action:

The state should eliminate funding for this program.  The state, to the extent that it has a health program, should serve the needs of the population as a whole. Special outreach activities to minority groups could be conducted by private organizations that advance the interests and serve the needs of those groups. To a large extent, the perceived gap between the healthcare status of various population groups may reflect a less advantageous economic position.  The best way to overcome economic disadvantages is through reforms in education, tax policy, and regulation.  Savings: $989,100.