June is Men’s Health Month: The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury.
Friday, June 15, Men’s Health Month, Wear BLUE Day to celebrate and show their concern for the health and well being of boys and men.
Nuestra Gente Community Projects, Inc., has launched the city’s first fully Spanish-language FM radio station, WVZC-LP 96.5 FM. The station officially went on the air Dec. 30 and has been broadcasting a steady lineup of Latin favorites and hits, reaching the Spanish-speaking community in most of Toledo, Rossford, and
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.
- 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.