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Welcome to the Ohio Commission on Minority Health 

Good Health Begins With you!

Dr. Martin Luther King



Grant Opportunities

The Ohio Commission on Minority Health announces the availability of funds of up to $280,000 for
fiscal year 2016 to support demonstration grants with a priority focus on the prevention of Type
2 diabetes or infant mortality and the availability of funds up to $84,000 for fiscal year 2016-17 to
support lupus programming focusing on patient and public education. For more information, and to
access the RFP's please visit our Grant Opportunities Tab.


are you ready for 2015?

Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace is until
February 15, 2015!

Do you need health insurance? Need help exploring your health insurance options? Wondering whether to keep the plan you have now? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, we can help. are you covered? offers free assistance and works with you to help you find and enroll in the best plan for you and your budget.

Click HERE to find out if you are ready for 2015!

Need help understanding insurance terminology? Consumer Reports - Health has a video reference to help entitled, "Plain Talk about Insurance Terminology."


The Commission Seeks a Diverse Pool of Minority Health Evaluators
Are you a public health evaluator with experience working within minority communities? Are you interested in helping minority health agencies obtain research based evaluation measures for the purpose of increased health equity?

The Commission invites evaluators with experience assessing minority health grants and research projects to be a part of Research and Evaluation Enhancement Program (REEP). Evaluators are engaged on a contracted basis, upon selection by Commission grantees. For more information, click here or contact  Dr. Joann Mawasha at joann.mawasha@wright.edu  or 937-775-4300.


In the Spotlight

April 2015  National Minority Health Month - 2015 Calendar Coming Soon!

March 26, 2015  Ohio Commission on Minority Health's Minority Health Month Kick Off! - Stay tuned for more information.

March 2015   Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

January 30, 2015 - Extended Due date for the 2015-2016 Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP). The
 goal of the MRSP program is to increase the number of applicants from a broader diverse pool of dental, medical and veterinary medicine 3rd or 4th year students. . Specific details about the program are available at the following website:   http://www.cc.nih.gov/training/mrsp/index.html.   

January 2015  National Blood Donor Awareness Month, National Birth Defects Prevention Month

December 30, 2014  
"Racial Disparities in Renal Transplantation: A Review", Dr. Charles S. Modlin, Jr., M.D., MBA and Dr. Carlumandarlo E.B. Zaramo, Ph.D., M.Sc.

December 16, 2014  
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released its inaugural Health Value Dashboard
The HPIO Health Value Dashboard shows that Ohio’s health value rank is 47, with Ohioans living less healthy lives and spending more on health care than people in most other states. Improving health value means consumers have access to healthcare services that are affordable, employers pay less money for their employee’s health care, Ohio’s workforce is stronger, healthier and more productive, and Ohioans live longer and healthier lives.

December 1, 2014
World Aids Day

November 2014  
American Diabetes Awareness Month

November 2014
 Lung Cancer Awareness Month

November 20, 2014
 Great American Smokeout

Previously in Spotlight
About the Commission
Each year the Commission shall distribute grants from available funds to community based health groups for the purpose of health promotion and disease prevention among members of minority groups. “Minority Groups” means any of the following racial and ethnic groups: African AmericanNative American IndianAsian American/Pacific Islander and Hispanic/Latino American.  

The diseases and conditions on which the Commission focuses are: CardiovascularCancersDiabetesInfant Mortality, Substance Abuse and Violence. The Commission also focuses on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus through other legislation.  

Current Grantees

Demonstration Grants 2014 - 2015
Local Offices of Minority Health - Click on the links below
2014 Minority Health Month Grants
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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