Minority Health Month

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2020 Minority Health Month Calendar of Events

On March 9, 2020, Governor DeWine, through Executive Order (E.O.) 2020-01D, declared a state of emergency to protect the well-being of the citizens of Ohio from the effects of COVID-19. This order took effect immediately and will remain in effect until the emergency no longer exists.

To this end and in alignment wtih the Governor's E.O., April's 2020 MHM events have been postponed until further notice.

As the Commission receives information regarding the Governor's E.O. we will place the updates and how they impact events, here. Thank you.

Minority Health Month Brief History

Minority Health Month was created in 1989 to be a 30-day, high visibility, health promotion and disease prevention campaign. Conducted with and by community based agencies and organizations, this celebration reaches into urban, suburban and rural areas of the state.  In 2000, Minority Health Month became a national celebration. The next round of Minority Health Month funding will be released in June 2019.  

Minority Health Month was designed to:

  • provide crucial information to allow individuals to practice disease prevention;
  • promote healthy lifestyles;
  • showcase the providers of grassroots healthcare resources and information;
  • highlight the disparate health conditions between Ohio's minority and non-minority populations; and
  • to gain additional support for ongoing efforts to improve minority health year round