Ohio Commission on Minority Health

Commission on Minority Health asks for more supports to fight disparities

BY: - May 4, 2023

Racial disparities impact minorities from birth to death, everything from infant mortality to transportation to housing. The Ohio Commission on Minority Health has been trying to intervene to improve outcomes, and for that it needs more funding. Funding the effort could save the state money. “Our cost of health disparities is extremely significant for the […]

As maternal mortality rises, Ohio policymakers urge action

BY: - April 10, 2023

With a recent CDC report showing a significant increase in maternal mortality, Ohio health advocates say the state needs more prevention strategies, particularly when it comes to minority health. The CDC’s report showed a 40% increase in maternal mortality in 2021, the most recent data released by the National Vital Statistics System. The report showed […]

Hundreds support Ohio Senate public health crisis declaration on racism

BY: - June 10, 2020

A state Senate committee heard hours of testimony Tuesday supporting the declaration of racism as a public health crisis. Cosponsors Sen. Sandra Williams, D-Cleveland; and Sen. Hearcel Craig, D-Columbus, said declaring the public health crisis is a necessary first step in turning back the laws and policies that have pushed down people of color for […]