Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, February 27, 5:30 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, February 28, 1:00-2:15 p.m. Webinar on Holistic Health and Sickle Cell Disease: A Focus on Mental and Behavioral Health. Sickle cell disease (SCD) affects millions globally, disproportionately impacting certain racial and ethnic minority populations, including African Americans, Latinos and people of Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian and Mediterranean descent. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), SCD affects an estimated 100,000 individuals in the U.S.

Tuesday, March 26, 9:00 am-4:00 pm. The Ins & Outs of Getting the Assistance Needed. Presentations by Lucas County Job and Family Services, Area Office on Aging, Brease and Cervical Cancer Project, Ohio State University Extensions, and more. Open to all community Health Workers, social workers, care navigatorsand anyone interested in gaining more information on community resources. 424 Jackson St. (United Wat of Greater Toledo). For more information, contact: Julie A. Grasson M.Ed., Assistant Director, Toledo/Lucas County CareNet, 419-842-0800 ext. 117.

What’s New:

Hygene Products Drive. Donations go to Bethany House, the only long-term domestic abuse facility in Northwest Ohio that helps many young woman, mothers, and children.

Trends in Fertility and Mother’s Age at First Birth Among Rural and Metropolitan Counties, and by Race: United States, 2007–2017

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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