Previously In Spotlight


December 15, 2015 Webinar Training: Implementing the National Enhanced CLAS Standards (Theme 1-Standards 2-4) 2pm - 4p,  
December 1, 2015 World AIDS Day - Click HERE for more information from the CDC.
November 2015 American Diabetes Month - Click HERE for more information from the CDC.
November 2015 National American Indian and Alaskan Native Awareness Month - Click HERE for more information from the CDC.
October 27, 2015  Please join the 
SelfMade Health Network for their “Opening Doors” Webcast Series.
Title: “From Coverage to Care: Potential Opportunities to Impact Populations, Patients and Clients”

Date: October 27, 2015 (Tuesday)
Time: 12:30-1:30pm (Eastern Standard Time)
Keynote Speaker: Michelle Oswald (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid-CMS
October 16, 2015 National Mammography Day - Click HERE for more information from the CDC.
October 2015 National Domestic Violence Awareness Month - Click HERE for more information from the CDC.
October 2015  National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Click HERE for more information from the CDC.
September 2015 National Recovery Month - Click HERE for more information from SAMHSA.
September 2015 National Infant Mortality Awareness Month  - Click HERE for more information from the CDC.
September 2015  National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month - Click HERE for more information from the CDC.
August 2015  National Breastfeeding Month - Click HERE to find out more information from the United States Breastfeeding Committee.August 28-30  The Ohio Women's Conference on Alcoholics Anonymous presents it's 4th Annual Ohio Women’s Conference at the Cherry Valley Lodge in Newark Ohio August 28 - 30, 2015.  “Singleness of Purpose-One Heart, One Mind.” Click HERE for registration information.
August 25-31 National Black Breastfeeding Week - " Lift Every Baby" - Click HERE for more information from Black Breastfeeding Week Org.
August 2015  National Immunization Awareness Month - Click HERE for more information from the CDC.
July 12 - 25   Lifeline of Ohio presents,  Donate Life ECHO (Every Community Has Opportunity). Did you know nearly 58% of patients awaiting lifesaving transplants are minorities. Register today to give hope to those waiting, #DonateLifeECHO
July 2015      ‚ÄčAnnouncing Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes: An E - learning Program for Promotores de Salud!  Think Cultural Health is pleased to announce the release of of Promoting Healthy Choices and Community Changes: An E-learning Program for Promotores de SaludThis free e-learning program is offered exclusively online in Spanish and English and aims to build the capacity of promotores de salud to promote individual- and community-level changes towards good health. 
June 2015  National Safety Awareness Month - Click HERE for more information.
June 2015  Asian American Immigration Month - Click HERE for more information.
May 2015   Mental Health Awareness Month - Click Here for more information.
May 2015   National Stroke Awareness Month - Click HERE for more information.
May 2015   Lupus Awareness Month - Click HERE for more information on Lupus and Lupus Awareness Month.
April 2015  National Minority Health Month - The 2015 National Minority Health Month theme is, 30 years of Advancing Health Equity: The Heckler Report: A Force for ending health disparities in America.
March 26, 2015  Ohio Commission on Minority Health's Minority Health Month Kick Off! Our FREE event will take place from 9am - 2pm. Free Screenings, Healthy ethnic food samples, and more!  Click HERE for more details.
March 25, 2015  Ohio Business Expo Strategies to grow your minority-owned, women-owned and small businesses Wednesday, March 25, 2015 Aladdin Shrine Center 3850 Stelzer Road Columbus, Ohio 43219. The Ohio Department of Administrative Services and Ohio Development Services Agency encourage you to network with state purchasing officials and learn more about opportunities to grow your business at this event. 
March 2, 2015    Re-Release of the OCMH Lupus RFP. Check the Funding Opportunities page on March 2nd or access the RFP.
March 2015   Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
January 30, 2015 - Extended Due date for the 2015-2016 Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP). The goal of the MRSP program is to increase the number of applicants from a broader diverse pool of dental, medical and veterinary medicine 3rd or 4th year students. . Specific details about the program are available at the following website:  
January 2015  National Blood Donor Awareness MonthNational Birth Defects Prevention Month


December 30, 2014  "Racial Disparities in Renal Transplantation: A Review", Dr. Charles S. Modlin, Jr., M.D., MBA and Dr. Carlumandarlo E.B. Zaramo, Ph.D., M.Sc.
December 16, 2014  The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released its inaugural Health Value Dashboard
December 1, 2014 World Aids Day
November 2014  American Diabetes Awareness Month
November 2014  Lung Cancer Awareness Month
October 2014  National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

September 29, 2014  The HHS Partnership Center has updated webinars on the health care law for faith and community organizations. 
September 21 - September 27, 2014  - Native American Week Native American Day 
September 20, 2014   The Multiple Myeloma Symposium Poster will be held at the 3rd Episcopal District AME Church Headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.  
September 15 - October 15, 2014   Hispanic Heritage Month!
September  9, 2014    Navigator Grant Recipients for States with a Federally-facilitated or State Partnership Marketplace. Click HERE for more details.
September 8, 2014    Small Business Administration, Department of Health and Human Services  call on the Affordable Care Act & the Small Business Health Options Program 
August           2014       National Immunization Month and National Breastfeeding Month
June   19       2014       World Sickle Cell Day
June   19       2014       National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities hosted a webinar entitled, "Promoting Health Equity through Programs and Policies" 
June  11        2014      The Health Policy Institute of Ohio hosted a webinar entitled,  A Quick Look at the Online Guide to Evidence-Based Prevention
June 10 - 13 2014      The Ohio State University Presents the Summer Institute for Diversity in Nursing.  
June 8           2014       Men's Health Week
June  6          2014       The Ohio Commission on Minority Health Capacity Building Training
June  4           2014       Multiethnic Advocates for Cultural Competence (MACC) presents: Implementing the National Culturally and Linguistically 
                                         Appropriate Service (CLAS) Standards 
May   27         2014       Ohio Commission on Minority Health - Lupus Grant Meeting.  CURRENT GRANTEES ONLY
May 21          2014        Ohio Commission on Minority Health - Demonstration Grant Meeting. CURRENT GRANTEES ONLY
May   20        2014        Ohio Commission on Minority Health - Local Office on Minority Health Meeting. CURRENT GRANTEES ONLY.
May   21-22  2014         The Ohio Fatherhood Commission presents its FREE Ohio Fatherhood Summit on May 21 and May 22, 2014. 
May    14       2014        The 2014 Annual Ohio ACCN Research Seminar:  Addressing Cancer Health Disparities in Appalachia
May                 2014        Lupus Awareness Month 
April  26        2014 The Ohio State University's Coalition of Students Advocating for Individuals with Disabilities, Disability Pride Parade
April  11       2014        The Ohio Commission on Hispanic and Latino Affairs presents: Behavioral Health and Fighting Substance Abuse Among Latinos.   
April              2014        Capital Improvement Initiative Funding Partnership 
April              2014        National Minority Health Month 

March  31     2014      Healthcare Enrollment Deadline!!!  If you haven't enrolled, please visit and enroll today!
March  27     2014       Minority Health Expo 2014!  State Minority Health Month Kick-Off
March 25       2014       Realizing the Potential of Health Insurance Data -  Join the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 
March  21     2014      Listen to the National Conference of State Legislature's free webinar 
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
February        2014     Kirwan Institute Connects Race, Policy & Infant Mortality in Latest Brief    
February       2014       American Heart Month
January        2014       State Launches Human Trafficking Public Awareness Campaign



December  2013       HPIO Weekly Report December 8, 2013
December  2013       World Aids Day - December 1, 2013 
November  2013       HPIO creates an online resource page, Ohio and the Federally Facilitated Marketplace
November  2013       Ohio Featured in the Agency for Healthcare Research Quality's Research Activities Online Newsletter
November  2013       National Medical Association - "The State of African American Health: an Action Plan"
November  2013       HPIO - Ohio Health Insurance Basics
November  2013      Access HealthColumbus' Monthly Affordable Care Act (ACA) Webinar Series - Next webinar to be held November 14, 2013 
November  2013      Inaugural Diabetes and Obesity Consortium Conference November 1-2, 2013
October      2013      Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies
October      2013      Controlling Board Approves Medicaid Expansion after House Member Shuffle 
October      2013      Health Insurance Market Place Opens 
September 2013      National Infant Mortality Month 
September 2013      Senate Committee Hearing:  Infant Mortality 
September 2013      National Hispanic Heritage Month 
September 2013      National Childhood Obesity Month
August        2013      HPIO Telehealth Leadership Summit Report
July             2013       HPIO Report: Health Insurance Marketplaces - What Ohio Can Expect
May             2013       HPIO Report: Health in Ohio: How we rank  
March         2013       HPIO: Ohio Medicaid Expansion Study - Brief 
March         2013       HPIO: Ohio Medicaid Basic


April 2013  HPIO: HPIO: Ohio Insurance Basics
March 2013 HPIO:  HPIO: Policy Considerations for Medicaid Expansion
January 2013   HPIO: Public Health Basics
December 2012   HPIO: Need for Workforce Data System
March 22, 2013 2013 CALENDAR OF EVENTS
November 29, 2012 Grant Release Timeframe Change
November 19, 2012 OhioHealth Transformation Update - The State of Ohio and the Exchange
November 14-17, 2012 Global Diabetes Summit
October 2012  HPIO - HPIO: Ohio Access Basics
September 29, 2012 Sanford Research gets $13.5M study grant
September 2012 2012 Science of Eliminating Health Disparities Summit
September 27, 2012 UAB MHRC celebrates fighting health disparities one project at a time
September 27, 2012 NIH announces Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities
September 25, 2012 Health care law increases number of mental and behavioral health providers
September 24, 2012 National survey shows reduction in non-medical prescription drug use among young adults
July 1, 2012 Health Policy Institute of Ohio - The Supreme Court's Ruling on the ACA (a review of the impact on Ohio) 
July 1, 2012  Disparities in Healthcare Quality Among Racial and Ethnic Groups: Selected Findings
Sep 10, 2012 Toolkit Aims to Reduce Health Disparities for Racial, Ethnic Minorities
July 20, 2012 Board Member Recruitment Letter
July 20, 2012 MHM 2013 TA Webinar PowerPoint Presentation
July 19, 2012 Webinar Recording - MHM 2013 Grantee TA Session
June 27, 2012 Minority Health Month Request for Proposal
May 23, 2012 The Weight of The Nation Documentary Series
April 11, 2012 2nd Annual Global Diabetes Summit
February 19, 2013 SAVE THE DATE!! HEALTH EXPO 2013
January 22, 2013 Important Information for Demonstation and Lupus Grant Applicants
 January 17, 2013 DHPE Announces Fellowships
 December 16, 2012 **REVISED** OCMH Evaluation Guidance Document