Objectives Increase the awareness, build knowledge, and expand capacity to mitigate the impact of COVID- 19 on vulnerable Black and Brown populations in Hamilton County. Understand the evolving attitudes, perceptions and barriers regarding the COVID-19 vaccines. Update campaign collateral to reflect evolving attitudes about COVID-19 and the vaccine. Click to View the Full Report (PDF)

Equitable and sustainable housing opportunities, economic security, good physical and environmental health, peace and safety are some of the challenging conditions many face while living in African-American communities. Often, those communities are overflowing with dilapidated and condemned buildings and homes that lack greenery. The neighborhoods are filled with crime and pollution, and they’re surrounded by … Read More

Caregivers are necessary and courageous in the face of life-altering circumstances. Especially during these trying times, the need for caregivers is particularly crucial as health and wellness crises affect our community’s most vulnerable — children, the elderly, the disabled, and those who live with chronic illnesses.  An estimated 53 million American adults were unpaid caregivers in 2020, according … Read More

The Greater Cincinnati YWCA just announced Renee Mahaffey Harris, President/CEO of Closing the Health Gap, as a 2021 YWCA Racial Justice Honoree. She is recognized for her commitment to advocating for marginalized populations, using advocacy, education, and community outreach to eliminate racial and ethnic health disparities in our region. Those efforts include: Jointly implementing Cincinnati … Read More

Did you receive the COVID-19 Vaccine? If so, the BWHM and Closing the Health Gap want to hear from you. Make a video sharing why you decided to get it. Submit your video, and you might be featured on our social media channels!