• Introduction:

    Public Health’s programs connect with the community by playing an active role in numerous community events and programs throughout the year. On this page you will find selected examples of these efforts.

In the Community

Public Health’s programs connect with the community by playing an active role in numerous community events and programs throughout the year. On this page you will find selected examples of these efforts.

Downtown Montgomery County

Vapor Intrusion Open House Staff from Public Health’s Office of Environmental Health joined the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency at a community open house on February 27, 2024 at the Polish Club in Dayton to discuss vapor intrusion and what homeowners can do to protect their homes.

Vapor Intrusion Open House

Q+ Folx & Food Event

The Q+ Folx & Food event held at The Brightside on February 20, 2024 turned out to be the beginning of a very big conversation. Over 80 people gathered with 14 local organizations to hear and think about the disproportionately higher health disparities rates that challenge LGBTQ+ people of all ages. A participant wrote, “I learned that there are those in the community doing powerful work. Unspoken heroes that knit our community together with their sharing of life with others.”

Q+ Folx & Food Event

Public Health’s Local Office on Minority Health participated in the African American Wellness Walk at Island MetroPark in August of 2023.

America’s Farmers Market Celebration

The EveryOne Reach One Maternal and Infant Vitality Task Force along with Public Health’s Maternal Health program, and Dayton Children’s Hospital hosted a Black Breastfeeding Luncheon in at Dayton Metro Library’s Northwest Branch in August of 2023.

 Black Breastfeeding Luncheon

The Community Overdose Action Team, Public Health, ADAMHS, and One Fifteen, hosted an Overdose Awareness Day at Levitt Pavilion in August of 2023.

Overdose Awareness Day at Levitt Pavilion

America’s Farmers Market Celebration

The Montgomery County Food Equity Coalition was on hand at 2nd St. Market for the 2023 America’s Farmers Market Celebration, presented by American Farmland Trust and the Farmers Market Coalition.

America’s Farmers Market Celebration

Public Health staff attended Old North Dayton’s Night Out Against Crime held August 1, 2023 at Stuart Patterson Park in Dayton.

Night Out Agains Crime

Our Health Promotions staff help organize the 2022 Montgomery County Food Summit at Sinclair College

Montgomery County Food Summit at Sinclair College

Public Health was on hand to recruit new workers at the Montgomery County, Ohio Job Fair.

Montgomery County, Ohio Job Fair

Public Health at the Montgomery County United Way Kickoff event.

United Way Kickoff

Public Health is an ally to the local LGBTQ+ community during the Pride Dayton event in June of 2022.

Pride

Director of the Ohio Department of Health Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff and staff meets with Public Health leadership to strengthen and support our relationship.

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