Ohio To Address Racial Health Disparities
It is "refreshing" that members of Ohio's Minority Health Roundtable"clearly are keeping in mind the broad spectrum of health needs,including those of less visible minorities, such as former inmates, andinviting participation from the communities they are serving," an Akron Beacon Journal editorial states.
Theforum -- which includes individuals, health providers and independentcommunity groups -- was formed in 2004 to address "wide-ranging andpersistent health disparities" in Summit County, according to theeditorial. The forum has been "working with area hospitals and healthdepartments [and] is reaching deeper into minority neighborhoods" withhealth fairs and other awareness activities, the editorial adds.
"Itis encouraging that even as the roundtable is growing, the members aretaking the necessary steps to position the organization to be a moreeffective catalyst for change in the way minority communities addresshealth issues," the Beacon Journal editorial states (Akron Beacon Journal, 7/16).
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