Upcoming Events:

Saturday, August 18, Toledo National African American Male Wellness Walk. 7-9AM, Walk/Run 10am. Warren A.M.E. Church, 915 Collingwood Blvd., Toledo, OH 43604.Brian Byrd, Toledo, Coordinator, 567-694-6393, bbyrd@aawalk.org.

Friday, August 24th, R.E.S.T.O.R.E., 9th Annual “Dads and Kids Kamp Out.” Camp Miakonda, 5600 Sylvania Avenue, Sylvania,Ohio. Contact person: Mark Robinson 419-377-1488. For Registration & Information log on to: www.restorefathers.org or
e-mail: restorefathers@aol.com

Saturday, September 8, 10am-2pm.The Mental Health and Recovery Services Board, 2nd Annual Recovery is Beautiful Family Festival. With September being National Recovery Month, it is a perfect reminder of what we must do throughout the year as we continue to bust stigma, increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders, and celebrate those in recovery. Highlights from the 2017 RIB Family Festival: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=KIeaEMHfHkk

Saturday, September 29, 4pm, Fabulously Fit Presents XTREME HIP HOP STEP with Phil Weeden. 9300 Maumee Wes tern Road, Monclova, Ohio 43542

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, November 6, Election Day

What’s New:

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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