Minority Health Advisory Council (MHAC)

The Minority Health Advisory Council (MHAC) was established by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1992, via public law HB1340, Part 24, Section 166 (d 130A-33.34-44).


To advance the elimination of health and health care disparities among racial/ethnic minorities and underserved populations through health equity advocacy.


The Council has the following duties and responsibilities to serve racial/ethnic minority communities:

  • Advise and make recommendations to the Governor and Secretary of Health and Human Services
  • Identify limitations associated with existing laws, regulations, programs, and services
  • Examine the financing and access to health services
  • Identify and review health promotion and disease prevention strategies
  • Support policies and legislation to improve accessibility and delivery of health services


The 15-member Minority Health Advisory Council (MHAC) (89 KB PDF) consists of legislators, community leaders, and health and human services professionals from across the state.

  • Five members are appointed by the Governor
  • Five members are appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives
  • Five members are appointed by the President Pro Tempore of the Senate

For more information please contact the Office Of Minority Health and Health Disparities at 919-707-5040.


MHAC 2017 Annual Report (315 KB PDF)


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Last Modified: April 12, 2022