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Minority Health Month 2018

April is Minority Health Month, and there are numerous events planned to mark the wellness campaign. The Northwest Ohio Pathways HUB, for example, is holding a free event with fitness classes, cooking demonstrations, health screenings and more from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at the Uptown Green Park, 1904 Madison Ave., Toledo. (See flyer for more information.)

A listing of other local events, including a kick off luncheon for pastors, can be found here. The statewide calendar of events can be found here.

According to the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, goals for the month-long wellness campaign 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.

For the first time, Healthy Lucas County took a more detailed look at the health and well-being of African American and Latino residents in our community with the 2016/2017 Lucas County Community Health Assessment. The report on African American residents can be found here, and the report on Latino residents can be found here.

This Highlights & Trends booklet has more information about the 2016/2017 Lucas County Community Health Assessment, including a series of infographics.

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