Mahogany’s Child Project
Extending our Commitment Into the Community
As community partners and neighbors, we do not take our responsibility lightly when it comes to providing education about health care disparities and enhancing the quality of life in our community. We strive to be the center of a community where people from different cultures, backgrounds and walks of life all thrive.
In June 2001, Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) began Mahogany’s Child, a health program dedicated to African American women. This program was designed to educate women on healthy behavior and to emphasize the importance of early disease detection.
Mahogany’s Child’s mission is to educate, remove barriers, and provide resources in order to empower African American women to make informed health care decisions and in turn, create a healthier lifestyle for themselves and their families. In order to do this, Mahogany’s Child taps into the beliefs, attitudes, and values of the African American population in a culturally sensitive manner. The Mahogany’s Child program directly addresses multiple Healthy People 2010 goals of women’s health.
Since the program’s inception in 2001, more than 5,000 women have participated in the Mahogany’s Child program.
Premier Health Supports Community Organizations
MVH’s parent organization, Premier Health, has made a strong commitment to support diversity in the community by participating in a variety of organizations and events, including:
- Culture Works
- Dayton Black Cultural Festival
- Dayton Dialogue on Race Relations
- Dayton Urban League
- Dayton Contemporary Dance Company
- Filipino American Society
- Greek Festival
- Jewish Family Services
- Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton
- Links Foundation
- Martin Luther King Celebration
- Mary Scott Nursing Home
- Parity Top African American Male
- Project Hope
- Puerto Rican Cultural Society
- Sister to Sister
- Southern Christian Leadership Conference
- University of Dayton
- We Care Arts