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A Better Tomorrow | Empower

Our advocacy work focuses on elevating the concerns and needs of marginalized populations. We achieve this by serving as a resource and clearinghouse for information and policies reflective of the communities we serve. 

The increase in behavioral health and substance misuse issues in minority communities are increasing with most reasons rooted in the fallout from systemic and institutional racism. MACC will continue to address disparity in the behavioral health (BH) sector by beginning to demonstrate the connectivity of systems outside of BH that not only perpetuate racism, but increase the need for BH services.


Advocacy Areas

​Our advocacy efforts are rooted in fighting for equity and striving for greater cultural competence in our communities, workplaces and schools. Key advocacy areas for MACC include, but are not limited to:

  • Racism as a Public Health Crisis

    • Health Disparities and Inequities

    • Hospital Anti-Racism Initiative

    • Sickle Cell

    • Environmental Injustice

  • Education

    • Critical Race Theory – Ohio House Bill 337

    • Equity in education – Derolph vs State of Ohio (1997)

  • Civic Engagement

    • Public Policy and Voter Suppression - HB 294

    • Anti-racist constitutional amendment (Ibram X Kendi)

  • Criminal Justice'

    • ​Gun Violence Prevention and Mental Health Background Checks

  • Economic Injustice 

  • Equity in the Workplace

    • The C.R.O.W.N. Act ( “Create a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair Act)

  • Community Well-being

    • Immigration

    • Reparations

    • Anti-Lynching

How We Help


Schedule/Topics – the first of each month (details TBD)


September       Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month 

October           Breast Cancer Awareness in Minority Community

November       Native American Heritage Month

December        Religious Diversity


Cultural Conversations – the last Thursday of each quarter month


September       Black Suicide Prevention Week

December        Religious Diversity

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