NC Minority Health Advisory Council

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 reduce health and health care disparities among racial/ethnic minorities and underserved populations through health equity advocacy.


The Council has the following duties and responsibilities in service of 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 of 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) 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 Health Equity at 919-707-5040.


MHAC 2017 Annual Report

MHAC Meeting Minutes