April is Minority Health Month in Ohio, and a local effort is underway to raise awareness about serious health issues affecting minorities.
A kick-off celebration was held Wednesday morning at the downtown Toledo Library.
Events will be taking place every day this month including free HIV and lead testing, as well as blood sugar screening.
Minority Health Commission Chair Skylar Meadows tells News 11, "You have issues such as cardio-vascular illness, diabetes... things that just aren't normally looked at by doctors... maybe lupus, multiple sclerosis. Things that people aren't aware of like prostate cancer, especially among African-American males."