Minority Health Month - April

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MINORITY HEALTH MONTH 2019


Columbus Events Listing

Statewide Minority Health Month Kickoff

Event offering screenings, resources and performing arts, hosted by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

March 7, 9am-2pm: Health Expo 2019

The official statewide Minority Health Month kickoff event offering screenings, resources, and performing arts. Ohio Commission on Minority Health.

Verne Riffe Center (77 S. High Street, Davison Theater)

 

April 3, 2:00pm – 3:30pm: Wilhelmina’s War – Documentary Screening and Discussion

Join the Office of Minority Health for a viewing and discussion on the documentary Wilhelma’s War. Wilhelma’s War is an intimate, personal narrative that tells the story of one family's struggle with HIV over the course of five years. The documentary shares the story of Wilhemina Dixon, an African-American woman in the south working to combat HIV stigma and fight for care for her daughter and granddaughter, both HIV-positive. After viewing the documentary, we will discuss battling HIV stigma, improving access to care, and initiatives around HIV treatment and prevention.

Columbus Public Health Room 119C

 

April 3, and April 10 6pm – 7:30pm: Autism Advocacy and Basketball Camp

Emerging Autism Solutions will conduct a workshop on advocacy and fundraising. Coach Tony Rice of Briggs High School will conduct a basketball camp, focusing on communication skills and basketball fundamentals.

Sullivan Elementary School, 791 Griggs Avenue/April 3rd. For more information contact Angela Ramos Fields@ 614.975.5582

Emerging Autism Solutions, 1734 Balsamidge Road.

 

April 3rd, 10th, 16th, 19th, & 24th, 10am– 12pm:  Urban Strategies Inc., Presentation in the Poindexter Place Community Room

More information contact, Esther Shin at esther.shin@urbanstrategiesinc.org

Urban Strategies 1242 Mount Vernon Ave. Columbus, OH 43203-1578

 

April 5, 4pm -6pm: Cooking Demonstration

Ohio State University Extension will be leading a healthy cooking demonstration, with a focus on good nutrition.

Abubakar Assidiq Islamic Center, 591 Industrial Mile Road, Prairie Township 43228. For more information please contact Ashton Grigley @ 614.525.6668

Franklin County Public Health, 280 E. Broad Street. Columbus, OH 43215

 

April 5, 4-6pm: Cooking Demonstration and Wellness Resource Event

A cooking demonstration will be provided to the community along with nutrition education information and community partners will provide additional interactive activities for the whole family that promote a healthy lifestyle.

Abubakar Assidiq Islamic Center. 591 Industrial Mile Rd. Columbus 43228

For more information contact: 614-525-6668

 

April 6-7, 9am-1pm: Minority Health Kickoff/Mexican Consulate

The Office of Minority Health at Columbus Public Health hosts the Mexican Consulate to provide health screenings and healthcare resources to community members.

Columbus Public Health, Auditorium (240 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43215)

 

April 6, 9am – 5pm: Ohio Asian American Health Coalition Event

For more information contact Manju Sankarappa at 614.366.8214, email msankarappa@oahcoalition.org

Ohio Asian American Health Coalition 660 Ackerman Road, PO Box 183110, Columbus, OH 43218

 

April 6, 10am -12pm: Healthy Eating Seminar

The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Alumni Chapter,  Columbus Ohio presents their healthy eating initiative V.I.O.L.E.T. Victoriously, Improving, Obesity, Loosing, by Exercise/Weight lost, Together, and seminar at Mifflin Middle School. The seminar focuses on the African American, Hispanic, and Latino youth communities with respect to healthy eating and exercise. For more information, contact Chanel Norton Lee at 614.313.9155, or violetdstcolumbus@gmail.com

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Alumni Chapter PO Box 360392 Columbus, OH 43236

 

April 6th, 13th 7:30am – 11am: German Village Walking Club Presents AAWALK Training Session

The German Village Walking Club will facilitate training sessions for the community member interested in walking in the African American Male Wellness Walk August 10, 2019. For more information contact Chad Anderson at 614.754.7511, email canderson@aawalk.org

African American Male Well Initiative 495 South High Street. Columbus, OH 43215-7626

 

April 8, 4pm -5:30pm: A Community Dialogue concerning, A Healthy Body and Mind

A conversation with Middle and High School students concerning the effects of drugs, alcohol and violence on their body and mind. For more information, please contact Donavan Greshman @614.272.1464 ext. 207

Community For New Direction, 2323 W. Fifth Avenue, Suite 160

 

April 9, 11am-2pm:  Otterbein University Health and Wellness Event

A one-day community health education event providing information on STIs, exercise, nutrition, alcohol, drug abuse, depression/anxiety, and stress reduction techniques.

Otterbein University Campus Center (100 W. Home Street, Westerville, OH 43081)

 

April 10, 9am-11am: Columbus Free Clinics Panel Discussion

Join us for a panel discussion with five Columbus free clinics who have made it their mission to serve the most vulnerable in our community. After a wave of proposed changes to immigration laws, anti-immigrant rhetoric may be keeping residents away from health providers in order to protect their own safety. We’ll engage in a discussion about resources for those navigating the healthcare system, while also addressing challenges experienced by clinics amidst the uncertain political climate. 

Columbus Public Health Auditorium (240 Parsons Ave, Columbus, OH 43215)


April 10, 5pm – 8pm:  CompDrug and Youth to Youth will facilitate a program for area youth.

Program location Youth to Youth Building. For more information contact, Kevin Rigby at 614.586.7963, email krigby@youthtoyouth.org, or Dustin Mets T 614.224.4506, Email dmetss@compdrug.org .

CompDrug 547 E. 11th Avenue. Columbus, OH 43211-2603

 

April 11, 8am-12:00pm:   The Active & Healthy Living Spring Forum hosted by the Chronic Disease Prevention Network

Join us in networking, sharing and learning about healthy eating, physical activity, and smoke-free living initiatives that promote health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases that are more common or severe among racial and ethnic minority groups.

Columbus Public Health, Auditorium (240 Parsons Avenue, Columbus, OH 43215)

 

April 13, 9-11am: Prairie Township Produce Market with Cooking Demonstration

The monthly free produce market will include a cooking demonstration using common items at the market along with nutrition education and community partners will provide additional interactive activities for the whole family that promote a healthy lifestyle.

Prairie Township Fire Station.123 Inah Ave. Columbus 43228

For more information contact: 614-525-6668


April 16, 6pm-8pm: Trans Resource Tuesdays with MoZaic

Every Tuesday, MoZaic opens up to provide free and confidential HIV/STI testing and to help provide people with access to free or low-cost gender-inclusive resources for food, shelter, housing, healthcare (hormones, STI treatment, medical providers, etc.), clothes and more.​ CPH will join MoZaic for two Tuesdays in April for a special Trans Resource Tuesday with resources from CPH, including blood pressure and blood glucose screenings and alcohol and drug resources. MoZaic 2228 Summit Street 

 

April 18, 3pm-4pm: Minority Health Hearing

Councilmember Priscilla R. Tyson, Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee, will host a series of public hearings to review Columbus Public Health and the city’s efforts related to Minority Health Month. Representatives from Columbus Public have been asked to provide an overview of the city’s efforts address and reduce health disparities in underserved communities.

Council Chambers Columbus City Hall, 90 West Broad Street, 2nd Floor


April 20th, 9am-1pm: Project Youth Street Sense: Understanding the Dangers of Prescription Drugs and Basics of Addiction

The Office of Minority Health will provide information and education to  Somali youth about the basics of addition and the use of prescription pain medications, tobacco and hookah have influenced Ohio’s opiate epidemic.  Youth will also hear from CPH’s Chronic Disease team, a representative from the Franklin County Operation Street Smart program, and a young adult from the Somali community, who will share his experiences and struggles with drug addiction and his journey to recovery.

 

April 20, 11am-3pm: Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio Annual Health Fair

Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio-4646 Tamarack Blvd, Columbus

The Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio hosts a health and wellness event providing information about healthy living and community resources in celebration of Minority Health Month.

More information: 614-318-9243


April 23rd,  6:30 – 8:00pm:  Pay It No Mind: The Life and Times of Marsha P. Johnson

Join the Office of Minority Health for a viewing and discussion on the documentary Pay It No Mind. The documentary Pay It No Mind, explores the life of Stonewall instigator and LGBTQ rights activist Marsha P. Johnson. The movie includes interviews with Marsha P. Johnson as well as close friends and collaborator discussing the important contributions she made to the history of LGBTQ rights. After this documentary, we will host a brief discussion on improving healthcare for the transgender community.

Lifeline of Ohio, 770 Kinnear Rd # 200, Columbus, OH 43212

 

April 24, 1:30pm – 3pm: Embracing Health Equity Training Series – “The Role of Social Justice in Public Health”

The Office of Health Equity Promotion will launch the 2019 Embracing Health Equity Training Series with a social justice theme. Social justice is the view that everyone deserves equal rights and opportunities —this includes the right to good health. Yet today, there are inequities in health that are avoidable, unnecessary and unjust. These inequities are the result of policies and practices that create an unequal distribution of money, power and resources among communities based on race, class, gender, place and other factors. Join us for a presentation and discussion on the role of social justice in achieving health equity.

Columbus Public Health, Auditorium (240 Parsons Ave)

 

April 25, 7pm -9pm: Middle West Region Chi Eta Phi Sorority Opening Conference at Nationwide Hotel Conference Center

For more information contact Cynthia Jackson @614.204.0290 or Leah Brown @ 615.404.0174

Gamma Eta Chapter, Chi Eta Phi Incorporated PO Box 683 Pickerington, OH 43147-0683

 

April 25, 6pm-8pm:  African American Male Well Initiative will be hosting “Cooking with Dad”

Location of event COSI Museum, 333 W. Broad Street 43215. For more information contact Carlton Weddington at 614.754.7511, email cweddington@aawalk.org

African American Male Well Initiative, 495 S. High Street. Suite 250 Columbus, OH 43215-7626

 

April 27, 2pm to 7pm: Somali Health and Wellness Event

The Office of Minority Health at Columbus Public Health hosts a health and wellness event providing health screenings, doctors who will be present to answer questions, and healthcare resources to community members.

Abubakar Assidiq Islamic Center, 591 Industrial Mile Rd, Columbus, OH 43228

 

April 27, 2pm – 6pm:   Health Fair and Screenings. Event offering medical and dental screenings, and community resources.

For more information contact, Chanie Scott @614.557.1739

First AME Zion Church 873 Bryden Road, Columbus, OH 43205-1808

 

April 27, 9am-2:30pm: Kappa Kommunity Health Forum focused on addiction in the African American community.

For more information contact Nathaniel Jordan II@614.515.0329

OSU African American and African Studies Community Extension Center, 905 Mt. Vernon Avenue Columbus, Ohio 43203

 

April 30, 6pm-8pm: Trans Resource Tuesdays with Moziac

Every Tuesday, Mozaic opens up to provide free and confidential HIV/STI testing and to help provide people with access to free or low-cost gender-inclusive resources for food, shelter, housing, healthcare (hormones, STI treatment, medical providers, etc.), clothes and more.​ CPH will join Mozaic for two Tuesdays in April for a special Trans Resource Tuesday with resources from CPH, including blood pressure and blood glucose screenings and alcohol and drug resources. 

Mozaic (2228 Summit St. Columbus, OH 43201)

 

May 2, 6:30pm: LGBTQ Health Coalition World Café Conversations

The Greater Columbus LGBTQ Health Coalition and the Office of Minority Health will be hosting a world café discussion event, where participants will gather in round table conversations to discuss health and wellness topics in the LGBTQ community and how to advocate together for LGBTQ health in our community.

Columbus Public Library – Main Branch Auditorium (96 S. Grant Avenue Columbus, OH 43215)