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. This year, the Greater Dayton MHM theme is "Healthier Lives for Everyone."
All MHM events are free and open to the public. This year’s events include:
- Community forums, "Setting Priorities & Taking the Next Step to Improve Minority Health":
- Wednesday, April 30, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Sinclair Community College, Building 8/Downstairs, 444 West Third Street, 45402, and
- Tuesday, April 26, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., Public Health, Reibold Building, 117 South Main Street, EH Conference Room/1st Floor, 45402.
We will review local health data and the Montgomery County Community Health Improvement Plan, and discuss steps to improve minority health. Light food will be served. Please RSVP at .
- My Beautiful Baby Stroll-in, a Healthy Mommy/Healthy Baby Health Fair, Saturday, April 30, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Dakota Center, 33 Barnett Street, 45402. A Program and video presentation on having a healthy body, pregnancy, and baby, and infant mortality awareness. Many health vendors. Free screenings will be available, including cholesterol, hepatitis C, blood pressure, and confidential HIV. Attendees will receive a free tote, sports bottle and more. Light food will be served.
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.
The 2016 Greater Dayton MHM Calendar is available here, or inquire at Public Health (2nd Floor/Room 202), WDAO Radio 1210AM, Drew Health Center, or the Life Enrichment Center.The local MHM theme for 2016 is “Healthier Lives for Everyone.” Public Health events include:
- 2016 Minority Health Month Kickoff Celebration & Health Fair, Friday, April 1, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Kettering Tower/Lobby, 40 N. Main Street, 45402.
Public Health will kickoff MHM with a live radio remote, many health vendors, and free health screenings including cholesterol, hepatitis C, confidential HIV, and blood pressure. The first twenty-five people attending receive a free tote.
Funding for Minority Health Month events is provided by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health. For more information, call (937) 225-5700.