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                                     For the latest edition of the HUE, click HERE!



The Commission Announces our 

2017 Minority Health Month RFP!


Click HERE for a copy of the *CORRECTED
2017 MHM RFP.
Due Date: July 22, 2016

 *Corrections were due to a corrected due date, and removal of a typo in the ineligibility section.


If you missed on of our two, MHM technical assistance webinars, please click HERE to view the webinar document. No audio of the webinar is available. 

Click HERE for MHM Frequently Asked Questions


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Please note new security measures for the Vern Riffe Center for Government and the Arts  

Please review the procedures here: Statehouse FAQs PDF 

New security measures do not allow visitors to bring backpacks into the Riffe building effective Monday, Dec. 7, 2015. When visitors carrying backpacks come to the building and register at the security desk for a visitor badge, they will be asked by the security officer to return their backpack to their vehicle or visit another day.  


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

June 19, 2016         World Sickle Cell Awareness Day. Click HERE for more information.                                                                                                                                        
June 13 - 19            National Men's Health Week. Click HERE for more information.
June 2016               National Men's Health Month
May 2016                 National Mental Health Month. Click HERE for more information.
                                   National Stroke Awareness Month. Click HERE for more information.
                                   National Lupus Awareness Month. Click HERE for more information.

April 2016                National Minority Health Month. Click HERE for more information. 
April 2016                National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Click HERE for more information.
March 24, 2016      SAVE THE DATE for 2016 Minority Health Month Expo! Click HERE for the flyer. Click HERE for a list of 2016 events.
March 20, 2016      National Native American HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Click HERE for more information.
March 2016             National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Click HERE for more information.
                                  National Kidney Month. Click HERE for more information.
February 1 - 7         African Heritage and Health Week. Click HERE for more information. 
February 2016       American Heart Month.  Click HERE for more information. 
January 2016         Cervical Health Awareness Month. Click HERE for more information.   
                                  National Birth Defects Prevention Month. Click HERE for more information.   

Previously in Spotlight‚Äč
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

The Ohio Commission on Minority Health is a proud member of the National Association of State Offices of Minority Health. Click on the NASOMH button below to check out the newest "Featured Topics"!

Local Offices of Minority Health

Click HERE for project abstracts.

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


Statewide Ethnic Health Coalitions
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Contact Us
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
Staff Contact Information
Web: http://mih.ohio.gov/