Ohio African American Coalition on Health Disparities
An advocacy voice for health disparities among African American in each of the five Ohio regions and collectively at the state level.
The coalition is an advocacy voice for health disparities among African American in each of the five regions and collectively at the state level. The strategic plan of the coalition aligns with Healthy People 2020 goals and the National Institute of Health’s goals on minority health. These goals focus on awareness, leadership, health system and life expectancy, cultural and linguistic competency and data, research and evaluation for the African American population in Ohio. OAACHD was incorporated as a 501c-3 – January 2015.
- State priorities for the OAACHD are based on data from each region’s specific identified health disparities. Data collected will be used to create a crosswalk for which the coalition can reference.
- The OAACHD’s goals align with the stated priorities of the Heckler Report as outlined and referenced by the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report.
The strategic plan has been developed by the Ohio African American Coalition on Health Disparities (OAACHD) in conjunction with the five state regions represented in order to provide a disciplined approach addressing the health disparities of the African American population of Ohio. This plan is for the period of 2016- 2017 fiscal year.
- Identifying and encouraging implementation of evidence based intervention strategies that attribute to decreasing disparities.
- Efforts aligned with chronic disease reports for Ohio (Healthy People 2020 national disease priorities, Commission on Infant Mortality, and Health Equity of the Ohio Department of Health).
- Encourage collection and reporting data specific for African Americans. Eventually, encourage the development of a study of Black health in Ohio that specifically looks at race, ethnicity, and language spoken.