Minority Health Month (MHM) was created in Ohio in April 1989 with the first celebration featuring community-initiated events. The goal was for one event to be conducted each day throughout Ohio. Minority Health Month was designed to be a 30-day inclusive, high-visibility, wellness campaign

This year’s theme focuses on improving health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority and AI/AN communities by providing them with culturally and linguistically competent healthcare services, information, and resources. When patients are provided with culturally and linguistically appropriate information, they are empowered to create healthier outcomes for themselves and their communities.

The five goals of Minority Health Month are to:

  1. Provide crucial information to allow individuals to practice disease prevention,
  2. Promote healthy lifestyles,
  3. Showcase healthcare providers and resources,
  4. Highlight the unequal health of Ohio’s minorities compared to non-minorities, and
  5. Increase ongoing community support to improve minority health.

All MHM events are free and open to the public. This year’s events include:

2023 Greater Dayton Minority Health Month
Greater Dayton Minority Health Month Expo
Wednesday, April 19
10:30 am – 2:00 pm
Dayton Metro Library Eichelberger Forum 215 E. Third St. Dayton
Think Tank: The Cost of Poverty Experience
Monday’s: April 3, 10, 17, 24
11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Goodwill Easterseals West Campus 735 E. Main St., Trotwood
4th Trimester Policy Roundtable
Queens Village Dayton 4th Trimester Policy Roundtable
Wednesday, April 12
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Omega Baptist Church 1821 Emerson Ave., Dayton
Queens Village Black Maternal and Infant Vitality Podcast Discussion
Queens Village Dayton Black Maternal and Infant Vitality Podcast Discussion
Friday, April 14
6:00 pm
Queens Village Dayton Black Mamas Field Day and Walk
Queens Village Dayton Black Mamas Field Day and Walk
Saturday, April 15
Noon – 3:00 pm
The Hope Center 1816 Harvard Blvd., Dayton
pdf Minority Health Month Calendar of Events (1.23 MB)