Social conditions such as poverty, housing, education, and community development shape peoples choices and behaviors, and contribute to disease and mortality. Our community is working to understand how we can collectively address the social conditions that create poor health and shorter lives.
Minority Health Month (MHM) is a 30-day health and wellness campaign that was instituted by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health (OCMH), and is now celebrated nationally.
2017 Minority Health Month Kick-Off!
Saturday, April 08, 2017, 09:00am - 12:00pm at Neon Theatre, 130 E Fifth St, Dayton. For details, call 937-225-4962
The five goals of Minority Health Month are to:
- Provide crucial information to allow individuals to practice disease prevention,
- Promote healthy lifestyles,
- Showcase healthcare providers and resources,
- Highlight the unequal health of Ohio’s minorities compared to non-minorities, and
- Increase ongoing community support to improve minority health.
All MHM events are free and open to the public. The full calendar of events is located in the Events tab or by pdf downloading the MHM Calendar (2.09 MB) .
Funding for Minority Health Month events is provided by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health. For more information, call (937) 225-5700.