Grant Program: State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health, FY 2005-2009
Organization Name: Ohio Commission on Minority Health
Organization Address: 77 S. High Street, 18th Floor- Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone Number: (614) 466-4000
Fax Number: (614) 752-9049
Title of Project: Capacity Building for Diabetes Education
Project Director: Angela C. Dawson
Description of organization:
In December 1985, the Governor signed an Executive Order creating the Governor’s Task Force on Black and Minority Health. As a result of the work of the Task Force, the Ohio Commission on Minority Health was established by Amended Substitute House Bill 171 and commenced operation on July 1, 1987. The Commission is dedicated to eliminating disparities in minority health through innovative strategies and financial opportunities, public health promotion, legislative action, public policy and systems change.
Description of project:
The project is designed to increase the number of certified diabetes educators with members from underrepresented communities, provide cultural competency training for the workforce providing diabetes services in Ohio, and collaborate with local colleges/universities to provide capacity building for minority community-based organizations.
The Preceptor Program is a training and mentoring program designed to increase the number of minority Certified Diabetes Educators in Ohio. With the collaboration of the Independent Diabetes Association offices in Ohio, The Ohio State University Department of Endocrinology, The Ohio Department of Health, and federally qualified community health centers we are developing a culturally competent recruitment and training program. The plan proposes engaging nursing schools to develop a CDE track or continuing education program for licensed nurses that are interested in specializing in diabetes. The project is collaborating with local colleges/universities to identify effective training models on capacity building for minority community-based organizations. The training/workshop will increase business practice knowledge and equip participants in building capacity to provide health services to minority communities