Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County celebrates Minority Health Month (MHM) every April with a series of events aimed at reducing health disparities and improving health outcomes among minorities in Montgomery County. Minority Health Month is an annual 30-day health and wellness campaign that was instituted by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

In honor of MHM, Public Health will conduct a Virtual Inclusive Health Education Series consisting of three free events:

Public Health’s fourth free event titled Virtual Greater Dayton Minority Health Month 2022 Expowill be from 8AM to 12PM on April 29. The theme of the event is Memorializing the Past for the Betterment of the Future. The event will include educational presentations on minority health, updates on local initiatives addressing community health needs, and holistic promotion of available health-related resources. Participants must pre-register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/305570087357.

Virtual Inclusive Health Education Series

  • LGBTQ+ Pronouns & Beyond w/ LGBTQ Health Initiatives
  • Cultural Competency & Proficiency w/ Dr. Kierra Barnett
    • Monday, April 18th, 11AM to 12PM
    • Eventbrite registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/304175155077
    • For More Information: (937) 225-4962 / 
  • Refugee/Immigrant Sensitivity w/ Ebenezer Healthcare Access
    • Monday, April 25th, 11AM to 12PM
    • Eventbrite registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/304175967507
    • For More Information: (937) 225-4962 / 
Public Health’s fourth free event titled Virtual Greater Dayton Minority Health Month 2022 Expo will be from 8AM to 12PM on April 29. The theme of the event is Memorializing the Past for the Betterment of the Future. The event will include educational presentations on minority health, updates on local initiatives addressing community health needs, and holistic promotion of available health-related resources. Participants must pre-register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/305570087357.

Celebrating and Centering Black MamasCelebrating and Centering Black Mamas is a kickoff event to celebrate Black Maternal Health Week. The event is on Monday, April 11, 2022 from 6:00pm – 8:00pm at the Dayton Metro Library and consists of a featured presentation, Toxic - A Black Woman’s Story and a panel presentation to discuss Black Maternal Health. The event will also recognize those mothers who are champions for babies in the past, present, and future. Registration for this event is required.

Throughout the pandemic, it has become even more apparent that many health disparities exist among minority groups. Public Health is committed to reducing the burden of chronic disease within vulnerable populations.

In our effort to improve health outcomes for all Montgomery County residents, Public Health will continue to: provide crucial information to allow individuals to practice disease prevention; promote healthy lifestyles and healthcare resources; highlight the health disparities of Montgomery County’s minorities compared to non-minorities; and increase ongoing community support to improve minority health.

Click here for a complete listing of all MHM events being held throughout the month of April:  2022 Minority Health Month Calendar of Events.

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