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See the links below for 2022 Minority Health Month events.

The Ohio Commission on Minority Health is dedicated to eliminating disparities in minority health through innovative strategies and financial opportunities, public health promotion, legislative action, public policy and systems change.

Mission Statement


The Ohio Commission on Minority Health’s Vision is to achieve health parity among Ohio’s minority populations.

Good Health Begins with You



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Our Local Conversations on Minority Health brought together more than 1254 individuals across the State of Ohio.  Discussions were held to prioritize local health disparity needs and to begin the development of an action plan to address those needs.  The individuals who attended represented a wide range of participants from a variety of ethnic communities.  There was representation from government agencies, faith-based and grassroots organizations, media, elected officials, hospitals, MCO's and other health organizations, social service agencies, businesses, education, public transportation, health consumers, cultural organizations, and ethnic health coalitions. Participants from all ethnic groups attended. Topics discussed and health needs identified were vast and covered the lifespan continuum from birth to death.

The Ohio Commission on Minority Health is proud to announce our Round Three Series:

Local Conversations Health Equity: From Input to Action  

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For more information on past conversations, please click here

Joint Statement from Ohio Conference of the NAACP, Ohio Commission on Minority Health and the Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Conference of the NAACP, Ohio Commission on Minority Health and the Ohio Department of Health have prepared this joint statement providing information to lessen the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on racial and ethnic minority communities. 

The community spread of COVID-19 is an unfortunate reality. It is important to dispel myths that convey racial and ethnic minorities are less susceptible to COVID-19.  This is simply not true. Access to care can be a challenge for minorities which could result in a greater impact from COVID-19. The response to COVID-19 requires intentional strategies to ensure those who are most vulnerable within racial and ethnic minority populations have access to testing, treatment and critical resources. Racial and ethnic minorities are encouraged to be proactive in their efforts to protect themselves from contracting COVID-19.  It is important to heed the advice of public health leaders and healthcare providers which encourages social distancing and good hygiene practices. On March 15, 2020 the national NAACP hosted an Emergency Tele-Townhall on COVID-19. This national broadcast discussed the impact of COVID-19 on communities of color. More information on the Tele-Townhall can be found at  For up-to-date information about the impact of COVID-19 on Ohio please visit or call 1-833-4-ASK-ODH.

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Racism is a Public Health Issue


Cleveland council committee approves resolution that would declare racism a public health crisis