According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, minority health determines the health of the nation.

The United States has become increasingly diverse in the last century. According to the 2010 U.S. Census, approximately 36 percent of the population belongs to a racial or ethnic minority group. Though health indicators such as life expectancy and infant mortality have improved for most Americans, some minorities experience a disproportionate burden of preventable disease, death, and disability compared with non-minorities. Public health policy and practice depends on access to research data in order to end these health disparities.

Behavioral Health

Behavioral-Health-Disparities-Literature-Review_Final, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health and the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work, June 2012

Cultural Competence

Becoming a Culturally Competent Health Care Organization. This guide is part of a continuing series that will support hospitals and care systems as they work to reduce health care disparities and promote diversity in health care governance and leadership. American Hospital Association 2013

Cultural Humility vs Cultural Competence: A Critical Distinction in Defining Physician Training Outcomes in Multicultural Education, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; May 1998

Cultural Competence in Nursing: A Challenge for the 21st Century, Deborah L. Flowers, RN, PhD

Health Assessments

2007 Lucas County Health Assessment, Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio

2011 Lucas County Health Assessment, Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio

2014 Lucas County Health Assessment, Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio

State of African American Women, Center for American Progress, 2013

State of Latinas, Center for American Progress, 2013

State of Asian American Women, Center for American Progress, 2013

Health Disparities National Planning

2012 National Health Disparities Report, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

HHS Action Plan, HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: A Nation free of disparities in health and health care

NPA_Toolkit for Community Action, National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities: Toolkit For Community Action

Health Insurance

Medicaid and the Uninsured, Five Facts About the Uninsured Population, Kaiser Commission Medicaid and the Uninsured, 2012

Medicaid Expansion in Ohio, The Ohio Medicaid Expansion Study is a partnership of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, the Ohio State University, Regional Economic Models, Inc. and the Urban Institute, with funding from the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation and the George Gund Foundation.

Stateforum.org. This map tracks state Medicaid expansion decisions and approaches states are taking for expanding eligibility to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

State Reports

America’s Health Rankings-Ohio 2012

Minnesota Income and health, This white paper presents research and data on income and poverty in Minnesota and documents the relationship between total household income (or proxy measures of income) and indicators of health.

Strategic Planning

Healthy Lucas County Strategic Plan 2012-15

Healthy People 2020

Toledo Consolidated Plan FY2010-2015

 

 

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