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Welcome to the Ohio Commission on Minority Health 

Good Health Begins With you!


 

Dr. Martin Luther King

 


The Ohio Commission on Minority Health announces the 

availability of funds to support round 3 of our 

2018 Minority Health Month grants. 

Grant funds will not exceed $2,500 per applicant agency.

The original grant application and three (3) copies must be received in the Commission office located at 77 S. High Street, 18th floor, no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, October 27, 2017.

To access the RFP, click HERE.


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The OPCPCC Center for Provider and Patient Engagement 

 

The Ohio Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (OPCPCC) continues to update the OPCPCC Patient Engagement Toolbox with new and relevant resources. What can you expect to find in the toolbox?  The toolbox contains hundreds of resources aimed at helping practices to better engage patients in their health care.  Resources recently added include a guide to implementing CLAS standards, an archived webinar about delivering disability-competent care, and a sample Policy and Procedure for providing auxiliary aids for persons with disabilities.  Be sure to visit the toolbox soon to see what is new!


 


 

Medical Expert Panel: Achieving Equity and Eliminating Infant Mortality Disparities within Racial and Ethnic Populations: From Data to Action

Release Date:  September 18, 2015 - Medical Expert Panel White Paper Series 
Volume 1 – Infant Mortality

The Commission announces the release of its first whitepaper, in a series of papers, that summarize the findings of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health’s Medical Expert Panel (OCMHMEP). The OCMHMEP’s sole purpose is to offer insight and recommendations to eliminate disparities in chronic diseases that disproportionately impact racial and ethnic minorities.



 

Achieving Equity and Eliminating Obesity and Diabetes
Disparities within Racial and Ethnic Populations


Release Date: September 16, 2016 - Medical Expert Panel White Paper Series Volume 2 – Obesity/Diabetes

The Commission announces the release of its second whitepaper, in a series of papers, that summarize the findings of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health’s Medical Expert Panel (OCMHMEP). The OCMHMEP’s sole purpose is to offer insight and recommendations to eliminate disparities in chronic diseases that disproportionately impact racial and ethnic minorities.



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.

 

In the Spotlight

2017

September National Infant Mortality Awareness Month https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/content.aspx?lvl=2&lvlid=12&ID=8139 

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month  https://www.cdc.gov/features/childhoodobesity/index.html

National Sickle Cell Awareness Month  https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/educational/sickle-cell-awareness

August  National Breast Feeding Month  http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/

July  Word Hepatitis Day - July 18 http://www.worldhepatitisday.info

Minority Mental Health Awareness Month https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/content.aspx?ID=9447&lvl=2&lvlid=12 

June  Men's Health Awareness Month http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/ 

Previously in Spotlight‚Äč
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.  
  

For preventive screenings recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Library of Medicine, click HERE

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

Click HERE for project abstracts.

Click HERE to access the history of Ohio's Local Offices on Minority Health.

Akron
Cleveland
Columbus
Dayton
Toledo
Youngstown


Statewide Ethnic Health Coalitions
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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/