Ohio Minority Health Roundtable’s Efforts To Address Racial Health Disparities ‘Encouraging,’ ‘Refreshing,’ Editorial Says
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, and inviting participation from the communities they are serving," an Akron Beacon Journal editorial states.
The forum -- which includes individuals, health providers and independent community groups -- was formed in 2004 to address "wide-ranging and persistent health disparities" in Summit County, according to the editorial. The forum has been "working with area hospitals and health departments [and] is reaching deeper into minority neighborhoods" with health fairs and other awareness activities, the editorial adds.
"It is encouraging that even as the roundtable is growing, the members are taking the necessary steps to position the organization to be a more effective catalyst for change in the way minority communities address health issues," the Beacon Journal editorial states (Akron Beacon Journal, 7/16).