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About the Toledo-Lucas County Office on Minority Health

The Toledo-Lucas Local Office on Minority Health meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Please contact Kim Toles at 419-213-2882 for details.

The Local Office on Minority Health is apart of the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, falling under the lead agency of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health. The Goals of the Local 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 being held virtually due to COVID-19.*

     Meetings are free and open to the public.

    Please call: 419-213-2882 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.

    Program is funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

    DEPARTMENT INFO

    Toledo-Lucas Local Office on Minority Health

    Kimberly Toles, MA

    Minority Health Coordinator

    635 North Erie Street
    Toledo, Ohio 43604
    Phone: 419-213-2882
    Fax: 419-213-4017

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