Be the Source for Better Health: Improving Health Outcomes Through Our Cultures, Communities, and Connections

Minority Health Month (MHM) was created by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health 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 Achieving Equity in Birth Outcomes.

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.

Minority Health Month events which require registration :

Queens Village Dayton Black Girl Playdate
Friday, April 12, 2024 at 5:00 PM EDT
Deca Prep - 200 Homewood Avenue Dayton, OH 45405
Queens Village Symposium
Saturday, April 13, 2024 at 10:00 AM EDT
Dayton Foundation - 1401 South Main Street Dayton, OH 45409
Greater Dayton Minority Health Month 2024 Expo
Saturday, April 27 · 11am - 2pm EDT
Dayton Metro Library - 215 East 3rd Street Dayton, OH 45402
Birthing Justice
Thursday, April 11 · 4:15 - 6:30pm EDT
Dayton Arcade - 35 West 4th Street Dayton, OH 45402

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

  • April 2, 2024
    Depression, Diabetes, and Health Disease
    6:30 PM—8:30 PM

    This workshop will examine the correlation between depression, diabetes, and heart disease. As well as explore new research that can assist those battling depression and take steps to reduce risks of diabetes and heart disease.

    Hosted By: American Fitness Health and Wellness Institute
    2023 Springboro West
    Dayton, OH 45439
    (937) 985-9035
    Sponsored By: American Fitness Health and Wellness Institute
    Dr. Jeanette Robinson
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    (937) 985-9035
  • April 4, 2024
    Older Adult Minority Health Fair
    11:00 AM—3:00 PM

    This is a health fair for older adults. The event will include vendors, dissemination of health information and resources. There will be blood pressure screenings and Lupus screening as well as fun health related activities and opportunities for prizes to foster a fun learning environment.

    Hosted By: Premier Health YMCA
    2222 Philadelphia Drive
    Dayton, OH 45406
    (937) 223-5201
    Sponsored By: UMADAOP of Dayton
    Dr. Marketa Robinson, Ph.D.
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    (937) 276-2176 Ext: 12
  • April 9, 2024
    Vegan, Vegetarian vs. USDA Guidelines for Americans
    6:30 PM—8:00 PM

    Learn the benefits of increasing dietary consumption of a vegetarian diet (NIH). Compare and gain knowledge on the differences between plant-based, vegetarian options. The USDA’s “Dietary Guidelines for Americans” (2020-2025).

    Hosted and Sponsored By: American Fitness Health and Wellness Institute
    2023 Springboro West
    Dayton, OH 45439
    (937) 985-9035

    Ms. Cindy Willis
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  • April 11, 2024
    Imagining Community Symposium: Health & Environmental Justice: Birthing Justice Film
    4:15 PM—6:45 PM

    In observance of Minority Health Month and Black Maternal Health Week a screening of the film Birthing Justice will highlight the experiences and challenges black women and their families face and how our community can make a change.

    Hosted By: Dayton Arcade
    35 W. 4th Street
    Dayton, OH 45402
    (937) 225-4962
    Sponsored By: Public Health—Dayton & Montgomery County
    Jasmine Young
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    (937) 225-4962
  • April 11, 2024
    MHM Community Event
    11:00 AM—2:00 PM

    Our goal is to engage our community with resources and the support of our healthcare providers. We will be offering non-invasive screenings for blood-pressure checks, BMI measurements and weight.

    Hosted By: UMADAOP of Dayton
    1 Elizabeth Place
    Dayton, OH 45417
    (937) 276-2176
    Sponsored By: Ida Carson Ministries
    Ida Carson
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    (937) 307-8898
  • April 13, 2024
    Second Chances: Reuniting Fathers and Children for a Violence-Free Future
    12:00 PM—1:30 PM

    The violence prevention workshop uses an evidence-based curriculum offered by the Public Health of Dayton and Montgomery County. The speaker will cover the following topics: De-escalation, Anger Management, Conflict, Resolution, and Mindfulness.

    Hosted By: Day Air Ballpark
    220 North Patterson Blvd
    Parking Lot A
    Dayton, OH 45402
    (937) 228-2287
    (937) 228-2284—Fax
    Sponsored By: Felons With A Future
    Greg West
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    (937) 270-3731
  • April 16, 2024
    Minority Community Health Fair
    11:00 AM—3:00 PM

    This is a carnival style health fair event will provide vendors, dissemination of health information and resources, blood pressure and Lupus screenings. It will also have music, fun health related games and activities and opportunities for prizes to create a fun learning environment.

    Hosted By: UMADAOP of Dayton
    1 Elizabeth Place, Route 1
    Dayton, OH 45417
    (937) 276-2176
    Sponsored By: UMADAOP of Dayton
    Dr. Marketa Robinson, Ph.D.
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    (937) 276-2176 Ext. 12
  • April 16, 2024
    Living a Cancer Prevention Lifestyle
    6:30 PM—8:30 PM

    This workshop will educate participants about cancer and how to prevent cancer by teaching ways to increase a healthier lifestyle and reduce your risks of certain cancers.

    Hosted By: American Fitness Health and Wellness Institute
    2023 Springboro West
    Dayton, OH 45439
    (937) 985-9035
    Sponsored By: American Fitness Health and Wellness Institute
    Dr. Jeanette Robinson
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    (937) 985-9035
  • April 20, 2024
    CARDIOFEST 2024
    8:00 AM—12:30 PM

    What is Cardiofest 2024? - A variety of festive cardiovascular activities and fitness screenings. We will have fitness presenters and health speakers to discuss our wellness and educate participants on conditions such as cancer, obesity, heart disease, blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes.

    Hosted By: Meadow Brook Public Golf & Banquet Center
    6001 Salem Avenue
    Clayton, OH 45315
    (937) 985-9035
    Sponsored By: American Fitness Health & Wellness Institute
    Ms. Cindy Willis
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    (937) 985-9035
  • April 25, 2024
    MHM Senior Event
    11:00 AM—2:00 PM

    This event will offer health awareness and disease prevention and connect seniors with resources and information to impact their health. This event includes a collaboration of with six churches and will encourage social engagement.

    Hosted By: Maranatha Worship Centre
    4501 Wolf Road
    Dayton, OH 45417
    (937) 279-0913
    Sponsored By: Ida Carson Ministries
    Ida Carson
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    (937) 307-8898
  • April 27, 2024
    Greater Dayton Minority Health Month Expo
    11:00 AM—3:00 PM

    This activity will commemorate Minority Health Month in the Greater Dayton area. This event will include educational conversations on the status of minority health in the local area, as will as provide updates minority health initiatives. In addition the event will feature the holistic promotion of available health-related resources catering to minority health. Attendees will be notified of other Minority Health Month events hosted by other organizations in Montgomery County.

    Hosted By: Dayton Metro Library
    215 E. 3rd Street
    Dayton, OH 45402
    (937) 463-2665
    Sponsored By: Public Health—Dayton & Montgomery County
    Jasmine Young
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    (937) 225-4962
  • April 27, 2024
    Second Chances: Reuniting Fathers and Children for a Violence-Free Future
    12:00 PM—1:30 PM

    The violence prevention workshop uses an evidence-based curriculum offered by the Public Health of Dayton and Montgomery County. The speaker will cover the following topics: De-escalation, Anger Management, Conflict, Resolution, and Mindfulness.

    Hosted By: Wesley Dayton Community Center
    3730 Delphos Avenue
    Dayton, OH 45417
    (937) 270-3731
    Sponsored By: Felons With A Future
    Greg West
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    (937) 270-3731

Funded by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health