Upcoming Events:

Monday, October 22, 1pm – 4pm, The First 1,000 Days & Medicaid Regional Forum. The goal of this forum is to work collaboratively with you to learn more about how Medicaid can support the health of Ohio’s children and families. Participants will be asked to share their own experiences working with and/or parenting this group and their ideas about how Medicaid can more significantly impact children at this very formative period of their development. Location: United Way of Toledo, 424 Jackson Street, Toledo, OH 43604

Wednesday, October 24, 5:30pm, Latino Alliance of Northwest Ohio, University of Toledo–Scott Park, Minority Business Assistance Center, 2145 East Scott Park Drive, Toledo, OH

Friday, October 26, 10am – 3pm, The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Greater Toledo 6th Annual African American Conference. Glenwood Lutheran Church, 2545 Monroe Street, Toledo, Ohio

Tuesday October 30, 3:00 – 5:00pm , Halloween Hoopla, the first Trick–or–treating and Haunted House event held within Adelante, The Latino and Community Resource Center, 520 South Broadway St. Toledo, OH. Each office with an open door will have a staff member passing out candy to children all the way through the building leading into our Haunted House, which will be located in Adelante’s back garage area. This event will be open to the public.

Thursday, November 1, 9 am – 3 pm, African American Leadership Council of United Way, Biennial Leadership Conference (Reception to follow). This is an incredibly valuable and interactive opportunity focused on personal and professional accountability.

Speaker: Ray Miller, President & Publisher of The Columbus African American News Journal and former Ohio State Senator. Mr. Miller created the “Ray Miller Institute for Change and Leadership” at The Ohio State University Department of African American and African Studies, and The Progressive Leadership Academy, to ensure the knowledge and wisdom of selected leaders is passed on to those who will soon succeed them.

Location: Radisson Hotel at the University of Toledo.

Deadline to Register: Monday October 29, 2018, As a member of African American Leadership Council of United Way, you can purchase one discounted ticket to the conference. Enter promotional code “LEAD18” when you register. Members: $50, Nonmembers, $75.

Tuesday, November 6, Election Day

Wednesday, November 28, 5:30pm, Latino Alliance of Northwest Ohio, University of Toledo–Scott Park, Minority Business Assistance Center, 2145 East Scott Park Drive, Toledo, OH

Tuesday, December 11 and Wednesday, December 12, 2018 Ohio Infant Mortality Summit, Duke Energy Convention Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Exhibit sessions will be held throughout the day on December 12 only. Hosted by the Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality (OCPIM) and the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Click Invitation for Summit Exhibitors here. Click Call for Abstracts for Poster Presentations here.

What’s New:

According to the Opportunity Atlas, a new interactive tool released by the U.S. Census Bureau, social mobility varies widely by neighborhoods just a few miles apart, even when families have similar incomes.

A mapping interface allows users to conduct custom analyses for neighborhoods. It lets them better understand which neighborhoods offer children the best chances of climbing the income ladder later in life.

The Opportunity Atlas was constructed using data on 20 million Americans who are in their mid-thirties today. The data were stripped of personal information and statistically protected.

Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit – This toolkit from the US Department of Health and Human Services offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Access reports for community members, prescribers, patients and families, and those recovering from opioid overdose. Also available in Spanish.

On Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, for the first time, Toledo began a daily, Spanish-language news radio program. Nuestra Gente 96.5 FM will broadcast a daily news program at noon each weekday, reporting on national and international news, sports, weather, and more.

Fitness Tip From Toni: FALL INTO FITNESS! HEY YA’LL! You know that the holidays are approaching and it is so hard to say no to the yummy treats and even miss a workout or two to celebrate with family and friends. Use the time before the holiday rush to stay active and working toward your goals so you will not have to start all over again with the new year!

Health Disparities widget now available from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health. View the latest disparities for Leading Health Indicators—critical health issues that, if tackled appropriately, will dramatically reduce leading causes of death and preventable illnesses.

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About the Toledo-Lucas County Office on Minority Health

The Toledo-Lucas County Office on Minority Health is an agency of the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department. The Goals of the Office are:

  • To monitor and report on the health status of minority populations in Toledo and Lucas County through participation among local data collecting coalitions and reviewing health data from other sources.
  • To identify local disparity needs and develop plans to address gaps in services, access to health care and knowledge about local health needs.
  • To inform, educate, and empower minority populations in Lucas County through health promotion.
  • To mobilize community partnerships to take action.
  • To advocate for initiatives and programs that support minority health equity in seven priority areas: Infant Mortality, Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease, Substance Abuse, Violence and Lupus

About the Toledo-Lucas County Commission on Minority Health

The Toledo-Lucas County Commission on Minority Health meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 9:15 at the Kent Branch Library.

 Meetings are free and open to the public.

Please call: 419-213-4095 for more information.

Founded in 1998, The Commission is a coalition of concerned citizens, professionals, and community organizations who work to end health disparities and promote health among African Americans, Asians and Pacific Islanders, Hispanics/Latinos and Native Americans/Alaska Natives in Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio.

Vision: “Healthy and thriving racial and ethnic minority populations in Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio.”

Mission: To improve the overall health of the NW Ohio region by engaging citizens in the process of eliminating racial/ethnic health disparities.

Purpose:

  • Address factors that disproportionately affect the life span and quality of life of minorities.
  • Increase awareness in the community about minority health disparities.
  • Promote an innovative, comprehensive, collaborative health care system that is sensitive and barrier free.
  • Empower racial and ethnic minorities to take life-long control of their health.

This program is funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

DEPARTMENT INFO

Toledo-Lucas County Commission on Minority Health
635 North Erie Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Phone: 419-213-4095
Fax: 419-213-4017
smithc@co.lucas.oh.us

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