Lupus Champions Luncheon
Directors of Health Promotion & Education Association
Awards Mini-Grant To Office Management and Technology, Inc. (OMT, Inc.), Baltimore, MD
OMT, Inc. will provide lupus education to African American, Asian and Hispanic women through culturally competent Optimal Support Group Meetings, awareness events, multi-lingual messaging, and a referral list of lupus sensitive providers through its partnerships with Baltimore City/County Head Starts, local churches and women’s organizations.
Center for Tobacco Prevention and Control (CTPC) FY16 Synar Grant – Grant to provide outreach and education to Tobacco Retailers in Baltimore County. The Department supports MOTA organizations to disseminate evidence-based community preventative health activities and to provide youth access tobacco sales enforcement education to the community and tobacco merchants. The purpose of activities is to address high youth tobacco sales non-compliance rates among Maryland tobacco merchants. Thus CTPC funded MOTA organizations will work with grassroots and faith based organizations to provide community education meetings on youth access to tobacco/nicotine products
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene also awarded OMT, Inc. funding for its Minority Outreach and Technical Assistance Program (MOTA). The purpose of these grants in fiscal year 2016 is to bridge the health disparity chasm between the general health of minorities, and that of the larger population. OMT, Inc. has achieved measurable outcomes for the MOTA Program.
During Men’s Health Month, we are raising awareness about health disparities that affect boys and men of color. And we are also raising the dialogue on efforts to ensure that all men achieve better health outcomes. This June, encourage the men in your lives to take a powerful step towards good health by making healthier food choices, avoiding smoking, staying active, reducing risk for injury and scheduling a check-up.
Men and their families may still be eligible to enroll in affordable health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace by qualifying for a special enrollment period or through Medicaid. Visitwww.HealthCare.gov for more information.