About Us

The Mission and Vision of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health

Mission Statement

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.

Vision Statement

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

Guiding Principles

• We involve and empower the community • Our work is based on the documented needs and interests of the community • We are culturally competent practitioners who are informed about Minority Health • We are expected to demonstrate personal and professional integrity: We prove to be accountable, reliable, and guided by ethical standards • We make fair and equitable decisions • We value the formation of strategic partnerships • We establish performance targets and assess performance regularly • We promote excellence and innovation

Research Articles for Commission Focus Areas

The diseases and conditions on which the Commission focuses are: CardiovascularCancers, DiabetesInfant MortalitySubstance Abuse and Violence. The Commission also focuses on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus through other legislation.   

A Most Pressing issue: The Racial Divide in the Health and Wellbeing of Minority Women and Children in the State of Ohio
Op Ed by,
Dr Cherie A Richey
Board member Ohio Commission on Minority Health

Commission History


        Governor's Task Force Report         Commission Creation Language         Lupus Legislation Language         

      General Commission Information    Commission Administrative Code

Web Based Resources for Commission Focus Areas and Priority Populations

   Focus Areas     Priority Populations

 Infant Mortality                                   African American, African

 Cancer     Asian, Pacific Islander

 Diabetes     Hispanic, Latino American 

 Cardiovascular Disease     Native American Indian

 Substance Abuse    



Contact REEP for More Information

For questions about the REEP Program or its products, please contact:

Fatima Perkins
Wright State University
Phone: 440.725.3421


Research Evaluation and Enhancement Program (REEP)

The Research Evaluation and Enhancement Program (REEP) was established in 2005 to address persistent health disparities in Ohio. REEP is overseen by a steering committee composed of community representatives and faculty from other universities in Ohio who assist in carrying out REEP's mission.  

It's purposes are to:

  • Promote health disparity research
  • Facilitate community/academic health research partnerships
  • Improve the evaluation of ethnic/cultural health promotion projects
  • Build the capacity of community organizations that provide health services to minority communities