A community-wide baby shower, health screenings, a Youth Summit and more will be part of Lucas County’s Minority Health Month kickoff from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13 at Scott High School. The free event is part of April’s Minority Health Month, a wellness campaign created in Ohio in 1989.
The five goals established for the month are to:
• Provide crucial information to allow individuals to practice disease prevention.
• Promote healthy lifestyles.
• Showcase the providers of grassroots healthcare resources and information.
• Highlight the disparate health conditions between Ohio’s minority and non-minority populations.
• Gain additional support for on-going efforts to improve minority health
• year round.
Minority Health Month became a national event in 2000. For a full list of Minority Health Month events statewide, please see the calendar.