Sykes Gives Keynote Address To Kick Off Minority Health Month
Lawmaker addresses ways to combat disparities in health outcomes for minorities
 
 

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) recently gave the keynote address at The Ohio Commission on Minority Health’s (OCMH) Kickoff Event for Minority Health Month. The Akron lawmaker touched on various topics during her address, including how to best promote healthy lifestyles and the importance of educating Ohioans on how to proactively practice disease prevention. Most notably, Rep. Sykes highlighted the inequities in health outcomes between Ohio’s minority and non-minority populations.


“The Commission on Minority Health has done a wonderful job of combating health disparities during the past 28 years, but there is still a tremendous amount of work to be done,” said Sykes. “However, by working together, all of us – the Ohio Commission on Minority Health, the state legislature, our community healthcare providers and partners – can help close the gap in health outcomes for minority Ohioans.” 


Recognized throughout the month of April, Minority Health Month this year will include more than 100 events statewide aimed at promoting health and wellness in Ohio's minority populations. Listed below are local events sponsored by various community organizations.


 


Upcoming events in the Akron area:


 


April 2, 2016


Summit County Minority Health Month Kick-Off


Time: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 


Location: The University of Akron Quaker Station, 135 S. Broadway St, Akron, Ohio


Sponsored By: Summit County Combined Health District Office of Minority Health (330) 926-5764


 


April 6, 2016


Gus Johnson Community Foundation Health & Awareness Fair


Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Location: The Gus Johnson Community Center, 1015 S. Hawkins Avenue, Akron, Ohio


Sponsored by: The Gus Johnson Community Foundation (330) 836-8067


 


Oral Health Day-ASIA, Inc.


Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Location: International Institute of Akron, 207 E. Tallmadge Avenue, Akron, Ohio


Sponsored by: Summit County Combined Health District (330) 926-5764


 


April 7, 2016


Oral Health Day-ASIA, INC


Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.


Location: Asian Services in Action, 730 Carroll Street, Akron, Ohio


Sponsored by: Summit County Combined Health District (330) 926-5764


 


April 13, 2016


Gus Johnson Community Foundation Health & Awareness Fair


Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Location: The Gus Johnson Community Center, 1015 S. Hawkins Avenue, Akron, Ohio


Sponsored by: The Gus Johnson Community Foundation (330) 836-8067


 


April 19, 2016


Organ Donor Registration


Time: 7:00 a.m.to 4:00 p.m.


Location: Metro Transit Center, 631 S. Broadway Street, Akron, Ohio


Sponsored By: Summit County Combined Health District (330) 926-5764


 


April 20, 2016


Bone Marrow Registration


Time: 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Location: Metro Transit Center, 631 S. Broadway Street, Akron, Ohio


Sponsored By: Summit County Combined Health District (330) 926-5764


 


April 27, 2016


Health Senior Expo


Time: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


Location: University Park YMCA, 447 E. Market Street, Akron, Ohio


Sponsored By: Summit County Combined Health District (330) 926-5764

 
 
 
  
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