The National Stakeholder Strategy development process was initiated and sponsored by the Federal Office of Minority Health and consisted of a series of activities that engaged the wisdom of the multitude of individuals on the ground; in communities; in local, state and tribal organizations; in government agencies; and in places of education, business, and healthcare delivery— in short, the experts in efforts to reduce health disparities throughout the country. Using a “bottom up” approach—thereby vesting those at the front line of fighting health disparities with the responsibility of identifying and helping to shape core actions for a coordinated national response to ending health disparities—the development process included the following:
- The Ohio Commission on Minority Health sponsored a series of “Regional Conversations” with stakeholders in the ten HHS health regions
- These “19” local conversations were used to define, refine, and collaborate on a plan to eliminate health disparities through cooperative and strategic actions.
- In Ohio these plans were initiated within the identified communities and developed from 2008 and released on March 29, 2012 in conjunction with the 25th Anniversary Celebration of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.
- These efforts resulted in the publication of the 2016 Local Conversation Reports which are available on our website www.mih.ohio.gov we encourage you to review the following reports:
Akron/Summit County |Allen County| Canton | Cincinnati | Cleveland | Columbus | Dayton | Lorain County| Mansfield| Portsmouth |Ravenna |Sandusky| Steubenville | Toledo |Youngstown |
Racial and Ethnic Specific Conversations:
Asian American/Pacific Islander | Hispanic | Native American Indian
Our Local Conversations on Minority Health brought together more than 1254 individuals across the State of Ohio. Discussion was held to prioritize local health disparity needs and to begin the development a plan to address those needs. The individuals who attended represented a wide range of professionals and ethnic communities. There was representation from government agencies, faith-based and grassroots organizations, media, elected officials, hospitals and other health organizations, social service agencies, business, education, public transportation, health consumers, cultural organizations, and ethnic health coalitions. Participants from all ethnic groups attended and health needs identified were along a continuum from birth to death.
The Commission on Minority Health is proud to announce our Round Three Series:
Local Conversation 2022 Health Equity: From Input to Action
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