Join Public Health for a Month-Long Celebration

      Public Heath - Dayton & Montgomery County is set to kick-off minority health month with a series of events aimed at reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes among minorities in Montgomery County.

        “Social conditions such as poverty, housing, education, and community development shape people’s choices and behaviors, and contribute to disease and mortality,” says Cheryl Scroggins, Community Coordinator for Health Equity at Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery County. “Our community is working to understand how we can collectively address the social conditions that create poor health and shorten lives.”

        Minority Health Month is a 30-day health and wellness campaign that was instituted by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, and is celebrated nationally. Throughout the month there will be special events and programs designed to improve people’s health.

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.
  5. Increase ongoing community support to improve minority health.

The following three events are presented by Public Health’s Office of Minority Health:

2018 Danny Beasley Project – Blood Pressure Checks
Saturday, March 31, 2018, 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm,
City Stars Barbershop 1649 N. Gettysburg Ave., Dayton 
Event will feature free blood pressure checks and information about ways to control your blood pressure.

2018 Minority Health Month Kick-Off!
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Neon Movies, 130 E Fifth St, Dayton 
Event will feature a screening of the movie The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks,
free lunch, free health screenings and more.

Community Baby Shower
Saturday, April 14, 2018, Noon - 2:00 pm, Dakota Center, 33 Barnett St., Dayton 
A free community event for moms, dads, caregivers, and families. 
It’s all about having a healthy baby. There will be food and screenings, with
vendors sharing information about access to health, housing, education,
and more. Child care will be available along with raffle prizes.

Community Forum on Infant Mortality
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Central State University Dayton Campus
840 Germanton St., Dayton 
Join us as we discuss what can be done to reduce the number of babies dying in our community.
Event includes a free light meal, free $10 gift card, health screenings and more.
RSVP by April 17 to

 All Minority Health Month events are free and open to the public. The full calendar of events is located on Public Health’s website at

 Funding for Minority Health Month events is provided by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health with special thanks to Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
For more information,  call (937) 225-5700.

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