April 2014 National Minority Health Month - Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity. This theme reflects the critical connection between prevention strategies and reducing health disparities, and affords us an opportunity to highlight the importance of HHS’ investments in prevention – including the Affordable Care Act and the HHS Action Plan to End Health Disparities.
March 27 2014 Minority Health Expo 2014! State Minority Health Month Kick-Off
March 2014 Kaiser Family Foundation Webinar: The ACA and What It Means for Black Americans (Transcript)
February 27, 2014 President Obama will unveil his new “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, taking action with foundations, businesses, and faith-based and other community leaders to make sure that every young man of color who is willing to work hard and lift himself up has an opportunity to get ahead and reach his full potential.
February 2014 Kirwan Institute Connects Race, Policy & Infant Mortality in Latest Brief
Startling data from the Kirwan Institute’s recent report illustrates the grave reality of infant mortality rates in the state of Ohio. Just four years ago, “Ohio had the 4th highest infant mortality rate in the nation” and there is striking evidence of health disparities in these rates, as “black infants are twice are likely to die in Ohio during their first year of life compared to white infants.” The latest issue brief from The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race & Ethnicity, “Infant Mortality in Ohio”, closely analyzes these alarming statistics, placing special focus on the health disparities that exist among races, as well as the multiple levels of society that impact maternal health and infant mortality. “Infant Mortality in Ohio” is now available for download by visiting http://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu/infant-mortality-in-ohio/. More information on social determinants of health can also be found by downloading the Kirwan Institute brochure found here: http://kirwaninstitute.osu.edu//docs/New-SDH-brochure-FINAL.pdf.
February 2014 American Heart Month
January 2014 State Launches Human Trafficking Public Awareness Campaign
In January 2014, Governor John R. Kasich launched the statewide Human Trafficking Public Awareness Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to educate the public about the crime of human trafficking and to promote the appropriate method for reporting human trafficking situations. Materials and messaging for Ohio’s anti-human trafficking campaign, including ads, billboards, and posters, are available for free download to the public. All materials are available here.
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