Friday, November 3, 2017, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Day of Dialog: What Impact Does Race and Racism Have on Health? Life Rejuvenation Center, 1501 Monroe St, Toledo, OH. This event is FREE and open to the public. Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
Saturday, November 11, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 2nd Fall Harvest Fest and Health Expo. Fredrick Douglas Community Center, 1001 Indiana Avenue, Toledo, OH. Information on healthy eating and lifestyle, mental, physical and financial health. Gifts to be raffled to attendees. Free of charge.
November is National Diabetes Awareness Month
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 third Wednesday of the month at 8:45 a.m. Meetings are free and open to the public.
Please call: 419-213-4095 for meeting locations and dates.
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.