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Welcome to the Ohio Commission on Minority Health 

Good Health Begins With you!

Dr. Martin Luther King


For more information about "30 Years of Advancing Health Equity", please click on the
Heckler Report ribbon below. 

The 2016 Minority Health Month (MHM) Request for Proposal (RFP)  

Check here on August 10, 2015 to access the 2016 MHM RFP

HERE to access the 2016 MHM Technical Assistance Powerpoint.

Replication and Expansion of the Certified Pathways
Community HUB Model Grant

The Ohio Commission on Minority Health announces the availability of a 2016 - 2017 Request for Proposals (RFP) for its Replication and Expansion of the Certified Pathways Community HUB Model Grant. This RFP, to include grant requirements and technical assistance information, will be available on our website, www.mih.ohio.gov, on Monday, August 10, 2015. You may also contact: Ohio Commission on Minority Health, 77 South High Street, 18th Floor, Columbus, OH  43215, or call 614-466-4000.  The deadline for submission of this RFP is 5:00pm on Monday, September 28, 2015.

Join us for a webinar on Aug 19, 2015 at 2:00 PM EDT.  Register now!



Join us for a webinar on Aug 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM EDT.  Register now!




Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) Request for Proposal (RFP)

The Ohio Commission on Minority Health announces the availability of funds up to $84,000 for fiscal year 2016-17 to support lupus programming focusing on patient and public education. Grant funds will not exceed $14,000 per applicant agency, per year, for a maximum of six funded grants. Funding priority will be given to service areas demonstrating greatest need for lupus programming such as providing lupus health education to the public and/or persons with lupus and their caregivers. This is a competitive-bid process.

Click HERE to access the RFP.

Systemic Lupus Webinar

Join us for a webinar on Aug 06, 2015 at 10:00 AM EDT.

Register now!


This webinar will be an overview of the grant and help support
potential grantees with questions and answers.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing
information about joining the webinar.

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Budget News

For Governor Kasich's FY 16-17 operating budgetwhich includes several items relevant to prevention and population health, please click, HERE

The Commission worked diligently to influence a focus on health disparities. Click these links for fact sheets from the Office on Health Transformation:

·         Improve population health planning

·         Reduce infant mortality

·         Reduce tobacco use


Please be advised, the Commission fax machine is experiencing technical difficulties. We are not able to send or receive faxes at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you need to send our office correspondence, we are able to receive scanned/emailed, US mailed, and
hand delivered documents.

Note: The Commission does NOT accept grant proposals via fax or email.

The Commission Seeks a Diverse Pool of Minority Health Evaluators
Are you a public health evaluator with experience working within minority communities? Are you interested in helping minority health agencies obtain research based evaluation measures for the purpose of increased health equity?

The Commission invites evaluators with experience assessing minority health grants and research projects to be a part of Research and Evaluation Enhancement Program (REEP). Evaluators are engaged on a contracted basis, upon selection by Commission grantees. For more information, click here or contact  Dr. Joann Mawasha at joann.mawasha@wright.edu  or 937-775-4300.


In the Spotlight

August 28-30  The Ohio Women's Conference on Alcoholics Anonymous presents it's 4th Annual Ohio Women’s Conference at the Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark Ohio August 28 - 30, 2015.  “Singleness of Purpose-One Heart, One Mind.” Click HERE for registration information.

August 2015  National Immunization Awareness Month - Click HERE for more information from the CDC.

July 12 - 25   Lifeline of Ohio presents, 

Donate Life ECHO (Every Community Has Opportunity). Did you know

 nearly 58% of patients awaiting lifesaving transplants are minorities.
Register today to give hope to those waiting, www.lifelineofohio.org. #DonateLifeECHO

July 2015      ​Announcing Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes: An E - learning Program for Promotores de Salud!  Think Cultural Health is pleased to announce the release of of Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes: An E-learning Program for Promotores de Salud. This free e-learning program is offered exclusively online in Spanish and English and aims to build the capacity of promotores de salud to promote individual- and community-level changes towards good health. 

June 2015  National Safety Awareness Month - Click HERE for more information.

June 2015  Asian American Immigration Month - Click HERE for more information.
May 2015   Mental Health Awareness Month - Click Here for more information.

May 2015   National Stroke Awareness Month - Click HERE for more information.

May 2015   Lupus Awareness Month - Click HERE for more information on Lupus and Lupus Awareness Month.

April 2015  National Minority Health Month - The 2015 National Minority Health Month theme is, 30 years of Advancing Health Equity: The Heckler Report: A Force for ending health disparities in America.

March 26, 2015  Ohio Commission on Minority Health's Minority Health Month Kick Off! Our FREE event will take place from 9am - 2pm. Free Screenings, Healthy ethnic food samples, and more!  Click HERE for more details.

March 25, 2015  Ohio Business Expo Strategies to grow your minority-owned, women-owned and small businesses Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Aladdin Shrine Center 3850 Stelzer Road Columbus, Ohio 43219. The Ohio Department of Administrative Services and Ohio Development Services Agency encourage you to network with state purchasing officials and learn more about opportunities to grow your business at this event. 

March 2, 2015    Re-Release of the OCMH Lupus RFP. Check the Funding Opportunities page on March 2nd or access the RFP.

March 2015  
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

January 30, 2015 - Extended Due date for the 2015-2016 Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP). The
 goal of the MRSP program is to increase the number of applicants from a broader diverse pool of dental, medical and veterinary medicine 3rd or 4th year students. . Specific details about the program are available at the following website:   http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/mrsp/index.html.   


January 2015  National Blood Donor Awareness Month, National Birth Defects Prevention Month

December 30, 2014  
"Racial Disparities in Renal Transplantation: A Review", Dr. Charles S. Modlin, Jr., M.D., MBA and Dr. Carlumandarlo E.B. Zaramo, Ph.D., M.Sc.

December 16, 2014  
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released its inaugural Health Value Dashboard
The HPIO Health Value Dashboard shows that Ohio’s health value rank is 47, with Ohioans living less healthy lives and spending more on health care than people in most other states. Improving health value means consumers have access to healthcare services that are affordable, employers pay less money for their employee’s health care, Ohio’s workforce is stronger, healthier and more productive, and Ohioans live longer and healthier lives.

December 1, 2014
World Aids Day

November 2014  
American Diabetes Awareness Month

November 2014
 Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November 20, 2014
 Great American Smokeout

Previously in Spotlight
About the Commission
Each year the Commission shall distribute grants from available funds to community based health groups for the purpose of health promotion and disease prevention among members of minority groups. “Minority Groups” means any of the following racial and ethnic groups: African AmericanNative American IndianAsian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino American.  

The diseases and conditions on which the Commission focuses are: CardiovascularCancers, DiabetesInfant Mortality, Substance Abuse and Violence. The Commission also focuses on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus through other legislation.  

Current Grantees

Demonstration Grants 2014 - 2015
Local Offices of Minority Health - Click on the links below
2015 Minority Health Month Grants
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

The Ohio Commission on Minority Health is a proud member of the National Association of State Offices of Minority Health. Click on the NASOMH button below to check out the newest "Featured Topics"!

Local Offices of Minority Health
Statewide Ethnic Health Coalitions
Native American 
African American - Details Coming Soon!
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Contact Us
The Ohio Commission on Minority Health
77 S. High Street, 18th Floor Columbus, Ohio 43215
Office: 614.466.4000 Fax: 614.752.9049
Email: minhealth@mih.ohio.gov
Staff Contact Information
Web: http://mih.ohio.gov/