Office of Minority Health Staff

Joseph Palm, MPH

Crystal Sanders, EdD
Special Assistant Professional

Valerie Butler
Special Assistant Professional

Gloria Henderson
Administrative Assistant

Statewide Minority Health Alliance

The Statewide Minority Health Alliance serves as a voice of advocacy and advice for the community in identifying and improving minority health status; serves with the purpose of establishing and maintaining meaningful communication on minority health issues; and to develop and submit specific recommendations to the Department of Health and Senior Services that will have a positive impact on minority health and wellness disparities at the local level and statewide.

Alliance Goals

  • The Alliance is the “bridge” between minority communities and public health care agencies to provide better access to services and to influence policies impacting minorities.
  • The Alliance offers open dialogue for sharing successes, problems, and barriers within the community and working together works to create solutions.

Alliance Efforts Include:

  • Prioritizing issues of minority communities.
  • Supporting community activities and organizations.
  • Encouraging minority participation in health programs.
  • Advising current community organizations on minority outreach.
  • Identifying new community health partners.
  • Special events.

Alliance Meeting Dates

Alliance Representatives







For more information about the Minority Health Advisory Committee Regional Alliance, call the Office of Minority Health toll-free at 1-800-877-3180 or write to:
Missouri Department of Health & Senior Services
Office of Minority Health

P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
Phone: 800-877-3108
Fax: 573-522-1599

To be a member of the Minority Health Advisory Committee Regional Alliance, complete the membership form. Return form by e-mail to, or fax to 573-522-1599.

Meeting Minutes