Minority Health Month - April

2021 Minority Health Month Columbus Events

Unless otherwise noted, contact Brandon Chapman at 614-645-1847 or [email protected] for more information about Columbus Minority Health Month events.

Times, dates and locations of Minority Health Month events are subject to change. We suggest you reach out to the contact person to verify events.

March 30

Virtual Minority Health Month Statewide Kickoff Event and Award Ceremony

  • 9 a.m.
  • Register online at https://ocmh.mjvirtualevents.com/agenda
  • This prerecorded event will recognize previous 2020 Health Award recipients along with sponsors and outgoing board members
  • For more information, contact the Ohio Commission on Minority Health at 614-466-4000.

April 1

The Fight of our Lifetime - Minority Health Month Kickoff

  • 6 p.m.
  • Join online at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J5nXqOpGRqygHEeBxp5crw
  • Hosted by Columbus Public Health’s Center for Public Health Innovation, this webinar will discuss health inequalities, racism and social justice.

April 6

Minority Health Month Swag Giveaway

  • 3-6 p.m.
  • Eldon Ward YMCA - 130 Woodland Ave, Columbus
  • Columbus Public Health’s Center for Public Health Innovation will provide resources and program information, including COVID-19 vaccination opportunities available to the community.

April 7

Cultural Humility and LGBTQ Communities

  • 1:30 p.m.
  • Join online via Webex (access code: 180-268-3757, meeting password: PAwJfMp7n34)
  • Workshop designed to engage the community as it relates to cultural norms, beliefs and the impact on health.

Food Drive-Thru Minority Health Month Swag Giveaway

  • 3-6 p.m.
  • The FACCES Agency - 2515 Lockbourne Rd., Columbus
  • Columbus Public Health’s Center for Public Health Innovation will provide resources and program information, including COVID-19 vaccination opportunities available to the community.

April 8

Celebrating the Life and Work of Emeritus Director Cheryl A. Boyce

  • 6:30 p.m.         
  • Register online at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TfE8gpUrTka6cxLLrEVEng
  • Hosted by Columbus Public Health’s Center for Public Health Innovation and St. Paul AME Church.  This discussion will also address a historical, present and future perspective of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health’s goals, action items and community collaboration.
  • For more information, contact Regina Bronson at 614-645-6911 or [email protected]

Youth Wellness with Franklin County Public Health

  • 7 p.m.
  • Virtual event - call Justine Barr at 614-525-6668 to learn more.
  • Discussion will focus on youth ages 11-19. Topics will include mental wellness, substance abuse prevention, peer pressure, building healthy relationships, and available mental health support resources.

April 10

National Association for Blacks in Criminal Justice

  • 10 a.m.
  • Virtual event - call Marva Allen at 937-219-6913 to learn more.
  • A candid discussion on health inequality and the impact on the black community.

April 14           

Cultural Humility and LatinX and Somali Communities

  • 1:30 p.m.
  • Join online via Webex (access code: 180 276 7730, meeting password: E4wpNPdxy44)
  • Workshop designed to engage the community as it relates to cultural norms, beliefs and the impact on health.
  • For more information, contact Ryan E. Johnson at 614-645-7335 or [email protected]

LGBTQ Cultural Humility (Citywide Training and Development)

  • Noon-1:30 p.m.
  • Register online at https://cityofcolumbus.csod.com
  • For City of Columbus employees only.
  • Workshop designed to engage the community as it relates to cultural norms, beliefs and the impact on health.
  • Learn more at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1cO5IlK4E08PRH6umt36y8Docc57l27Zn/view.

In Living Color – LGBTQIA Version

  • 4-5:30 p.m.
  • Register online at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_--BbndnRRHW_kEcxpjgykg
  • The intersection of living as an LGBTQ+ person of color while fighting systematic racism.

April 15           

Cultural Humility and LGBTQ Communities (Otterbein University)

  • 1:30 p.m.
  • Virtual event for Otterbein University students only.
  • Workshop designed to engage the community as it relates to cultural norms, beliefs and the impact on health.

April 22           

Let’s Talk Diabetes: The impact on Communities of Color

  • 6-8 p.m.
  • Register online at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OVOFOnILRVO0PtaE5grHhA
  • A discussion focused on how chronic diseases (diabetes) can contribute to poor outcomes with COVID-19.
  • For more information, contact Regina Bronson at 614-645-6911 or [email protected]

April 24

National Association for Blacks in Criminal Justice - Infant and Maternal Mortality: A Public Health Issue

  • 10 a.m.
  • Virtual event - to learn more, call Marva Allen at 937-219-6913

Food Drive-Thru Minority Health Month Swag Giveaway

  • 3-6 p.m.
  • The FACCES Agency - 2515 Lockbourne Rd., Columbus
  • Columbus Public Health’s Center for Public Health Innovation will provide resources and program information, including COVID-19 vaccination opportunities available to the community.