Cincy Health Dept hosts minority health session

Posted at 6:49 AM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 06:49:53-04

CINCINNATI - Officials at the Cincinnati Health Department (CHD) want you to tell them what the most important health needs in minority communities of Cincinnati are and help brainstorm ways to address them.

The CHD and the Creating Healthy Communities Coalition (CHCC) invite Cincinnatians to come hear about the state of the city’s health and share their opinions from 10 a.m. to p.m. Saturday at the Cincinnati Hamilton County Community Action Agency located at 1740 Langdon Farm Rd. in Bond Hill.

A continental breakfast and lunch will be provided. The first 50 participants to RSVP will receive a free gift card. Contact Regina Hutchins at (513) 357-7200 for more info.

The conversations CHD officials have with attendees will help the CHD identify its successes and opportunities in serving all Cincinnatians.

“The real wealth of Cincinnati is its people,” said Dr. Noble Maseru, health commissioner for the CHD. “We take pride in our neighborhoods and recognize that to achieve vibrant communities, we must improve the health and wellness of every adult and child.”

The CHD has used results from previous Local Conversations on Minority Health to target high-priority needs such as increasing collaboration among community groups and improving consumer health literacy. The CHD has also incorporated some of these findings in the way we care for our patients and community members.