Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 11:30 a.m – 1:00 p.m. Latino Alliance general meeting. University of Toledo – Scott Park Campus, Minority Business Assistance Center – Room 1080C, 2145 E. Scott Park Dr. Toledo, OH 43607

Thursday, April 26, 5:30 p.m. A Community Forum: Changing Minds, Changing Lives: Your Zip Code Should Not Determine Your Health. Bowsher High School, 2200 Arlington Ave., Toledo. For more information go to: fcogtoledo.com or call 419-255-0098, ext. 204

Tuesday, May 15 9:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2018 Latino Youth Summit. En español. Learn more about college preparation and planning, as well as career paths. Students will have the opportunity to earn a scholarship to attend The University of Toledo and will leave with a better understanding of the benefits of attending a 4-year college. Register and submit a completed liability release form before Wednesday, April 25. Location: The University of Toledo Thompson Student Union. To learn more, please contact: 419.530.2261, OMSS@utoledo.edu

Wednesday, May 16 9:15 a.m. – 1 p.m. 2018 Latino Youth Summit. En español. Learn more about college preparation and planning, as well as career paths. Students will have the opportunity to earn a scholarship to attend The University of Toledo and will leave with a better understanding of the benefits of attending a 4-year college. Register and submit a completed liability release form before Wednesday, April 25. Location: The University of Toledo Thompson Student Union. To learn more, please contact: 419.530.2261, OMSS@utoledo.edu

Saturday June 9, 2018, 8:00 am – 4:00 p.m. R.E.S.T.O.R.E., Inc. 8th Annual Fatherhood Walk/5k Run. Food, Family Fun, entertainment. Central Catholic High School.

What’s New:

Toledo-Lucas County 2018 Minority Health Month Calendar

Toledo-Lucas County Public Library Black History Month events Join us for a read-in, a Toledo School for the Arts music concert, the Glass City Black Comix Fest, Poetry Speaks and Open Book with Amanda Lucidon, former White House photographer to First Lady Michelle Obama. 

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
Oregon.

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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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