About the Toledo-Lucas County Office on Minority Health
- 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.
- 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.