Office of Minority Health:
Cleveland Department of Public Health

The goal of the Cleveland Office of Minority Health (COMH) is to identify local health disparity needs with an emphasis on informing, educating, and empowering at risk communities. This includes Cleveland’s African-American/Black, Asian, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American populations.

The office is responsible for:
  • Activating efforts to educate citizens and professionals on imperative health care issues.
  • Providing minority health data and technical assistance to local agencies working to improve the health status of minority populations.
The COMH works with private and public partners to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of our collective efforts.

The COMH is supported by the Ohio Commission on Minority Health and is part of a national initiative to localize the concept of racial and ethnic health equity.

Health Observances:

June is Men’s Health Month, dedicated to raising awareness about preventable health problems and promoting early detection and treatment of disease among both men and boys.

Here are tips to prioritize your well-being:
  • Get regular checkups and screenings
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Be active
  • Avoid smoking and limit alcohol consumption
  • Take care of your mental health. Help is available by calling 988.
To learn more about Men’s Health Month visit

June is National Black Family Cancer Awareness Month.

We encourage everyone to discuss their family’s cancer history, get screenings, and participate in clinical trials.

Black families have the highest mortality rate for many cancers, like colon, prostate, stomach, and breast cancer.

Advancing health equity in cancer is essential in building healthier communities.

For more information on National Black Family Cancer Awareness Month, visit:

Program Staff:

Raafeeq Ali, Project Director
(216) 664-4925