Health Department Announces Events for Minority Health Month

April is recognized as Minority Health Month, and the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department’s Office on Minority Health is pleased to announce the 37th Annual Minority Health Month events.

TLCHD and its community partners will be hosting several events during the month:

Black Motherhood: Tackling Postpartum Depression Thursday, April 11 – 11:00am to 2:00pm Kent Branch Library, 3101 Collingwood Blvd, Toledo, OH 43610

Jasmine Pope, Founder and Lead Therapist from Blessings in DisguiZe, is the keynote speaker and will facilitate an open discussion about postpartum depression among black mothers.

Expectant mothers, mothers with children of any age, and other caregivers are encouraged to attend. Lunch will be provided, along with a gift card raffle, and community resources. This event will also serve as the kickoff to Black Maternal Health Week 2024.

Black Motherhood: Tackling Postpartum Depression is in collaboration with Cribs 4 Kids and CareSource. Healthy You/Healthy Kids Saturday, April 20 – 11:00am to 2:00pm Wayman Palmer YMCA, 2053 N 14th St, Toledo, OH 43620

Multiple organizations from the greater Toledo area will come together and offer activities such as workout classes, health screenings, lead screenings (children ages 1-6), rock climbing, bike helmet fittings, giveaways, gift card raffles, and community resources.

TLCHD is collaborating with Metroparks Toledo, Safe Kids of Toledo, NAMI of Greater Toledo, Healthy Start, and many others to provide activities and resources. TLCHD will also be participating in many other community events throughout Minority Health Month.

The Health Department encourages opportunities for improvement of health and wellbeing for Lucas County’s minority populations.