According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, minority health determines the health of the nation.

In 2010, about 36% of the population belonged to a racial or ethnic minority group. Though health indicators such as life expectancy and infant mortality have improved for most Americans, some minorities experience a disproportionate burden of preventable disease, death, and disability compared with non-minorities. Public health policy and practice depend on access to research data to end these health disparities.

Behavioral Health

Cultural Competence

Becoming a Culturally Competent Health Care Organization. This guide is part of a continuing series that will support hospitals and care systems as they work to reduce healthcare disparities and promote diversity in healthcare governance and leadership. American Hospital Association 2013

Cultural Humility vs Cultural Competence: A Critical Distinction in Defining Physician Training Outcomes in Multicultural Education, Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved; May 1998

Health Assessments

2007 Lucas County Health Assessment, Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio

2011 Lucas County Health Assessment, Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio

State of African American Women, Center for American Progress, 2013

State of Latinas, Center for American Progress, 2013

State of Asian American Women, Center for American Progress, 2013

2014 Lucas County Health Assessment, Hospital Council of Northwest Ohio

Health Disparities National Planning

2012 National Health Disparities Report, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

HHS Action Plan, HHS Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities: A Nation free of disparities in health and health care

NPA_Toolkit for Community Action, National Partnership for Action to End Health Disparities: Toolkit For Community Action

Health Insurance

Medicaid and the Uninsured, Five Facts About the Uninsured Population, Kaiser Commission Medicaid and the Uninsured, 2012

Medicaid Expansion in Ohio, The Ohio Medicaid Expansion Study is a partnership of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, the Ohio State University, Regional Economic Models, Inc., and the Urban Institute, with funding from the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation and the George Gund Foundation. This map tracks state Medicaid expansion decisions for expanding eligibility to 138 percent of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL).

State Reports

America’s Health Rankings-Ohio 2012


Cheyenne Nawrot, MPH
Minority Health Coordinator
[email protected]

Phone: 419-213-2882
Fax: 419-213-4017