OHIO COMMISSION ON MINORITY HEALTH
Created in 1987, Ohio Commission on Minority Health serves as the lead agency for six local offices in Ohio in the cities of Columbus, Dayton, Cleveland, Akron, Toledo and Youngstown.
National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA)
The National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities (NPA) is intended to lead local offices of minority health and its partners toward a shared destination: a nation free of health disparities, with quality health outcomes among racial and ethnic minority populations. The NPA is an initiative of the US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health in partnership with a broad, diverse array of partners.
Key NPA Documents
Evaluation of the Local Office
Evaluation is an integral part of all planning efforts. When we conceptualize, write or implement a program we should pay attention to evaluation very closely. This becomes more important for health programs as stakeholders, funders and legislators demand more accountability, and as staff and administrators want to know more about the implementation and effectiveness of their programs.
The Ohio Commission on Minority Health (OCMH) funded a Research and Evaluation Enhancement Program (REEP) to bring together Ohio evaluation experts who have experience evaluating culturally diverse health research projects.
MINORITY HEALTH ADVISORY
Are you interested in improving the health of minority populations? The Office of Minority Health Advisory Committee is open to all who are interested in issues related to minority health and wellness. Join us for our bi-monthly meetings to help improve the health of our community. The Minority Health Advisory Committee is charged with:
Helping facilitate access to racial/ethnic and immigrant/refugee populations and service agencies/organizations.
Helping facilitate knowledge of and access to funding and grant opportunities for the Office of Minority Health initiatives and their endorsement.
Helping with accessing agencies/organizations that provide services to racial/ethnic and immigrant/refugee populations.
Facilitating collaborative relationships with and among agencies/organizations that provide services to racial/ethnic and immigrant/refugee populations.
Acting as a sounding board for ideas of how to facilitate access to and utilization of services by racial/ethnic and immigrant/refugee populations.
Helping with data collection and survey development to facilitate better understanding of racial/ethnic and immigrant/refugee populations.
Helping with creating a yearly calendar of events (Columbus, Ohio/Franklin County) which address health and social issues impacting racial/ethnic and immigrant/refugee populations.
Recommending speakers we can invite to board meetings to speak on issues impacting racial/ethnic and immigrant/refugee populations.
Resources for Other Needs/ Disabilities
Renters’ Rights for People with Disabilities
Moving for Seniors and People with Disabilities
Reminders for Disability Etiquette
Resources for College Students with Disabilities
Cleaner Indoor Air & Chemical Sensitivities
Somali Community Project
Somali Community Project: Access and Utilization of Health Care Services for the Somali Population Living in Columbus, Ohio - Columbus, Ohio has the second largest Somali community in U.S., with an estimated 45,000 Somalis living in this area. The Somali community in Columbus has many health needs and access to health services is often complicated by language barriers and lack of health advocates. Many have little or no formal education and minimal English skills, and thus are not aware of the services that may be available to them. The Office of Minority Health has created this project to assess the access and use of health care services by the Columbus Somali community to advise their work and the work of other health care providers serving Somali residents.
African and African-American
Ohio Commission on Minority Health
Unnatural Causes Documentary Series
Health Disparities Database
2018 OMH Accomplishments
Read about the 2018 accomplishment of the Columbus Office of Minority Health: Available in English, Arabic, French, Nepali, Somali, and Spanish.
Office of Minority Health Briefing Papers
OMH's Local Conversations provide a survey of health disparities affecting the Bhutanese/Nepali, Latino, Somali and African-American communities in Columbus, OH.