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Welcome to the Ohio Commission on Minority Health 

Good Health Begins With you!

Dr. Martin Luther King


For more information about "30 Years of Advancing Health Equity", please click on the
Heckler Report ribbon below. 


 The 2016-17 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus RFP

is Open! Click HERE for the RFP. 


Budget News

On Monday, February 10, 2015,  the Governor released details of his FY 2016-17 biennial budget proposal, which includes several items relevant to prevention and population health.  

The Commission worked diligently to influence a focus on health disparities. Click these links for fact sheets from the Office on Health Transformation:

·         Improve population health planning

·         Reduce infant mortality

·         Reduce tobacco use



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

May 2015   Mental Health Awareness Month - Click Here for more information 

May 2015   National Stroke Awareness Month - Click HERE for more information

May 2015   Lupus Awareness Month - Click HERE for more information on Lupus and Lupus Awareness Month

April 2015  National Minority Health Month - The 2015 National Minority Health Month theme is, 30 years of Advancing Health Equity: The Heckler Report: A Force for ending health disparities in America.

March 26, 2015  Ohio Commission on Minority Health's Minority Health Month Kick Off! Our FREE event will take place from 9am - 2pm. Free Screenings, Healthy ethnic food samples, and more!  Click HERE for more details.

March 25, 2015  Ohio Business Expo Strategies to grow your minority-owned, women-owned and small businesses Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Aladdin Shrine Center 3850 Stelzer Road Columbus, Ohio 43219. The Ohio Department of Administrative Services and Ohio Development Services Agency encourage you to network with state purchasing officials and learn more about opportunities to grow your business at this event. 

March 2, 2015    Re-Release of the OCMH Lupus RFP. Check the Funding Opportunities page on March 2nd or access the RFP.

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: CardiovascularCancers, DiabetesInfant 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

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
Statewide Ethnic Health Coalitions
Native American 
African American - Details Coming Soon!
Enroll in Medicaid!
Medicaid Enrollment - Click benefits.ohio.gov to register!

Ohio Insurance Basics: A closer look at open enrollment for small businesses in 2014

Medicaid Expansion Issue Update

State Biennial Budget - Ohio Am. Sub. H.B. No. 59 

Office of Health Transformation Budget White Papers

Medicaid Responsibility
Reduce Infant Mortality – 2014 document
Reduce Tobacco Use
Improve Population Health Planning


Extend Medicaid coverage to more low-income Ohioans Stakeholder support

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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/