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The Ohio Commission on Minority Health announces the availability of funds for fiscal years 

2018/2019 to support Pathways Community HUB model expansion and replication grants. 

 

This is a competitive-bid process. This funding will provide support to expand three existing Pathways Community HUBs and this funding will also provide support for the replication and implementation of three new Pathways Community HUBs. Existing HUBs must have been in operation, at full capacity, for no less than three years. The three new HUBS must be located in and target services within one of the following areas: Canton (Stark), Cleveland (Cuyahoga), Dayton (Montgomery), Lorain (Lorain), Southeast Ohio, and the Warren (Trumbull) county areas, based on the Ohio Department of Health’s 2014 Infant Mortality county - level data. Please note the Commission will only award funding for the development of three New Pathways Community HUBs within three of the identified 

six areas of the state which are listed above.


Click HERE to access the Pathways Community HUB RFP

Click HERE to access the 2018-19 Pathways Community HUB RFP Webinar Slides (No Audio)

Click HERE to access Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

 


The Ohio Commission on Minority Health announces the availability of funds up to $280,000 for fiscal year 2018 to support demonstration grants with a priority focus on the prevention of Type 2 diabetes or cardiovascular disease. 


Quality grants targeting infant mortality, certain cancers (breast, lung, mouth, throat and prostate), substance abuse and/or violence will receive consideration. Grant funds will not exceed $70,000 per applicant agency per year. The Commission will fund up to four Demonstration Grants. This is a competitive-bid process.


Click HERE to access the Demonstration Grant RFP

Click HERE to access the technical assistance webinar slides (no audio)

Click HERE to access Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


The Ohio Commission on Minority Health announces the availability of funds up to $84,000 for fiscal year 2018-19 to support lupus programming focusing on patient and public education. Grant funds will not exceed $14,000 per applicant agency per year for a maximum of six funded grants. 


Funding priority will be given to service areas demonstrating greatest need for lupus programming such as providing lupus health education to the public and/or persons with lupus and their caregivers. This is a competitive-bid process.


Click HERE to access the Lupus RFP

Click HERE to access the technical assistance webinar slides (No Audio)




 

Medical Expert Panel: Diabetes and Obesity 

Disparities within Racial and Ethnic Populations


Release Date:  September 16, 2016 - Medical Expert Panel White Paper Series 
Volume 2 – Diabetes and Obesity

The Commission announces the release of its second white paper, in a series of papers, that summarize the findings of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health’s Medical Expert Panel (OCMHMEP). The OCMHMEP’s sole purpose is to offer insight and recommendations to eliminate disparities in chronic diseases that disproportionately impact racial and ethnic minorities.


 




Medical Expert Panel: Achieving Equity and Eliminating Infant Mortality Disparities within Racial and Ethnic Populations: From Data to Action

Release Date:  September 18, 2015 - Medical Expert Panel White Paper Series 
Volume 1 – Infant Mortality

The Commission announces the release of its first whitepaper, in a series of papers, that summarize the findings of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health’s Medical Expert Panel (OCMHMEP). The OCMHMEP’s sole purpose is to offer insight and recommendations to eliminate disparities in chronic diseases that disproportionately impact racial and ethnic minorities.


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.

 

In the 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: CardiovascularCancers, DiabetesInfant Mortality, Substance Abuse and Violence. The Commission also focuses on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus through other legislation.  
  

For preventive screenings recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Library of Medicine, click HERE

Current Grantees

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





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Local Offices of Minority Health

Click HERE for project abstracts.

Click HERE to access the history of Ohio's Local Offices on Minority Health.

Akron
Cleveland
Columbus
Dayton
Toledo
Youngstown


Statewide Ethnic Health Coalitions
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The Ohio Commission on Minority Health
77 S. High Street, 18th Floor Columbus, Ohio 43215
Office: 614.466.4000 Fax: 614.752.9049
Email: minhealth@mih.ohio.gov
 
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