Join us in celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month!

Join us in celebrating Mental Health Awareness Month!

Come see a FREE showing of the documentary, “Suicide: The Ripple Effect”
by Kevin Hines.

Kevin is a world-renowned mental health advocate, motivational speaker and author who travels the globe spreading a message of hope, recovery and wellness.

All are welcome to attend !
Discussion and light refreshments after the documentary.

Saturday, May 11th
2pm – 5pm
Dayton Metro Library Downtown – The Eichelberger Forum
215 E. Third Street
Dayton, Ohio



Community Announcement: Heritage of Health Festival! Saturday, April 20, Minority Health Month event.

Community Announcement:  Heritage of Health Festival! Saturday, April 20, Minority Health Month event.

Registration and Lunch, Noon until 1:00 p.m. Program begins at 1:00 p.m.

Where: Dakota Center, 33 Barnette Street, Dayton 45402

  • Free Lunch will be provided
  • Free Parking
  • Free Health Screenings
  • Partner Display tables will be provided to share information about community resources and health services. The building will be open at 11:00 a.m.
  • There will be three Health Presentations and Open Forum for the public to ask questions and get answers.
  • $10 Kroger Gift Cards (must be present and 18 years or older).


Language interpreters will be available for Swahili, French and Arabic.


Feel free to share the announcement with the community.


Sponsored by: Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County; Grandview Medical Center/Kettering Health Network; Ohio Commission on Minority Health.



April 2019 – Greater Dayton Region Minority Health Month Calendar of Events

Partnering For Health Equity!
Minority Health Month (MHM) was created in April 1989. It is a 30-day inclusive, high-visibility wellness campaign. In 2000, MHM became a national celebration. Everyone is welcome to participate in all events, which are free and open to the community.

The Five Goals of Minority Health Month are:

  • Provide crucial information to allow individuals to practice disease prevention
  • Promote healthy lifestyles
  • Showcase healthcare providers and resources
  • Highlight the unequal health of Ohio’s minorities compared to non-minorities
  • Increase ongoing community support to improve minority health


Minority Health Month Kickoff

Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County’s Dayton Council on Health Equity will Kick-off Minority Health Month on Saturday, April 6, from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm at The Neon Theatre. Come out for this free breakfast. We will be screening a free movie, “Hidden Figures” to be followed by a community dialogue moderated by Ms. Marsha Bonhart. We will also honor one of Dayton’s own Hidden Figures who was a physicist at Wright Patterson Air Force Base! Please come and bring a friend. Free health screenings, health information and a $10 Kroger gift card.

Get the full Minority Health Month Calendar!
 2019 Minority Month Calendar (1.35 MB)


The U.S. Department of Justice – I.M.P.A.C.T. Community Forum

The U.S. Department of Justice will be in Dayton next Wednesday, April 24, 2019. They will be here to take part in a community forum hosted by I.M.P.A.C.T. that will focus on ways to help communities prevent and respond to hate crimes.


APRIL 24, 2019

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2019 NHCC Annual Meeting May 16th Columbus, OH

May 16th | Columbus, OH | The Westin Great Southern

“Technology Influencers:
A Look at Virtual & Digital Trends in Corporate America”

Columbus, Host Destination of the 2019 NHCC Annual Meeting

Ohio’s population continues to become more diverse, mostly because of growth in the numbers of Asian and Hispanic residents, new census estimates show.

The Hispanic population grew in every county in Ohio between the 2010 census and July 1, 2017, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates of population based on race and Hispanic origin released Thursday. The state’s Hispanic population grew by 86,212 people and bolstered populations in some places that would otherwise be in steeper decline. Asians were the fastest-growing group, growing by 38.1 percent, or 73,871 people, statewide since 2010. That growth occurred mostly in counties that contain Columbus, Cincinnati and Cleveland.

Though both groups grew as a percentage of the state’s population, they remain relatively small: Hispanics made up 3.8 percent of the state’s population, up from 3.1 percent in 2010, and non-Hispanic Asians made up 2.3 percent of Ohioans, up from 1.7 percent in 2010.

All but 15 counties in Ohio showed declines in the population of non-Hispanic white residents, and Ohio has lost more than 153,000 white residents since 2010, nearly the number of Asian and Hispanic residents the state added. Still, whites continue to be the majority in every county and made up 79.1 percent of the state’s residents last year, down from 81.2 percent in 2010.

Columbus is the state capital of and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Ohio. With a population of 879,170 as of 2017 estimates, it is the 14th-most populous city in the United States and one of the fastest growing large cities in the nation. This makes Columbus the third-most populous state capital in the US (after PhoenixArizona and Austin, Texas) and the second-most populous city in the Midwest (after Chicago, Illinois). It is the core city of the Columbus, OH Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses ten counties. With a population of 2,078,725, it is Ohio’s second-largest metropolitan area.

The city has a diverse economy based on education, government, insurance, banking, defense, aviation, food, clothes, logistics, steel, energy, medical research, health care, hospitality, retail, and technology. Columbus Region is home to the Battelle Memorial Institute, the world’s largest private research and development foundation; Chemical Abstracts Service, the world’s largest clearinghouse of chemical information; NetJets, the world’s largest fractional ownership jet aircraft fleet; and The Ohio State University, one of the largest universities in the United States. As of 2018, the metro area serves as the headquarters to several U.S. Fortune 500 companies:

  • American Electric Power
  • Cardinal Health
  • L Brands
  • Nationwide
  • Big Lots
  • Wendy’s
  • Huntington Bancshares
  • DSW
  • Express
  • Worthington Industries
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Scotts Miracle-Gro

    Downtown Columbus Skyline

In 2016, Money Magazine ranked Columbus as one of “The 6 Best Big Cities”, calling it the best in the Midwest, citing a highly educated workforce and excellent wage growth. In 2012, Columbus was ranked in BusinessWeek’s 50 best cities in the United States. In 2013, Forbes gave Columbus an “A” grade as one of the top cities for business in the U.S., and later that year included the city on its list of Best Places for Business and Careers. Columbus was also ranked as the No. 1 up-and-coming tech city in the nation by Forbes in 2008, and the city was ranked a top-ten city by Relocate America in 2010.

Minority Health will host a Minority Health Month Community Forum and Festival

On Saturday, April 20, Public Health’s Local Office of Minority Health will host a Minority Health Month Community Forum and Festival!

Featuring free: Lunch, Health Screenings, and Gift Bags

$10 Kroger Gift Cards (must be 18 years or older)

There will be language interpreters for Swahili, French and Arabic. The event will have:

Health Presentations and an Open Dialogue for questions and answers. Topics:

1) Navigating the Health Care System;

2) Attaining Employment and Advancing on the Job; and

3) Working to Create A Culture of Health For Everyone


Display tables with Community Partners in attendance:

  • Dayton Children’s Hospital
  • Five Rivers Health Center
  • Grandview Medical Center
  • Life Connection
  • Miami Valley Fair Housing
  • Molina, Buckeye, and CareSource Health Care Plans
  • Public Health – Dayton & Montgomery County
  • And more.


Dayton International Festival – May 17,18,19 (2019)


Bring the family! Meet your friends! Plenty of food, drinks, culture to share! Feeling daring? Test out your dancing shoes on the interactive stage and learn a new dance from one of your favorite countries! See you there!

DIFI 2019

DIFI 2019

Women’s History Month Keynote with Dolores Huerta – Hitchcock Hall 131 – Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Women’s History Month Keynote with Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta

Dolores Huerta

March 21 – 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Hitchcock Hall 131 – Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Join the Student Life Multicultural Center Latinx and Women Student Initiatives for the Women’s History Month “And Still We Rise” Keynote Address with Dolores Huerta, Founder & President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and civil rights icon.
Dolores Huerta is a civil rights activist and community organizer. She has worked for labor rights and social justice for over 50 years. In 1962, she and Cesar Chavez founded the United Farm Workers union. She served as Vice President and played a critical role in many of the union’s accomplishments for four decades. In 2002, she received the Puffin/Nation $100,000 prize for Creative Citizenship which she used to establish the Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF).
DHF is connecting groundbreaking community-based organizing to state and national movements to register and educate voters; advocate for education reform; bring about infrastructure improvements in low-income communities; advocate for greater equality for the LGBT community; and create strong leadership development. She has received numerous awards: among them The Eleanor Roosevelt Humans Rights Award from President Clinton in 1998. In 2012 President Obama bestowed Dolores with The Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the United States.

OHIO STATE FAIR – La Feria del Estado de Ohio

OHIO STATE FAIR – La Feria del Estado de Ohio

July 24th to October 4th – 2019.

Del 24 de Julio al 4 de Agosto del 2019.

9:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Ohio Expo Center & State Fair

717 E. 17th Ave, Columbus, OH 43211

(614) 644-3247

Dayton Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – March 28 Networking Event 2019

The Dayton Hispanic Chamber cordially invites you to our networking event hosted and sponsored by Taste of Bolivia.
Join other business from the area and enjoy refreshing drinks and o’douvres. Also come and meet other young professionals. We hope to see you there!
             DHC Members free  –  DHC Potential Members $15.
Please feel free to bring a gift if you wish to support the fundraising raffle – Gracias!
We look forward to seeing you at the event!
Register Now!