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Mysheika W. Roberts, MD, MPH

Health Commissioner


Basics of Drug Addiction in the African American Community

First African American Health Commissioner of Columbus Public Health

Dr. Roberts was appointed the new Health Commissioner on December 1, 2017.

“Columbus Public Health is proud to partner with Black Doctors Columbus to provide important public health education and information to the community so that we can decrease health disparities and protect the health and improve the lives of all residents.”
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Drug Addiction in the Black Community


Opidoid Crisis Black Community Columbus OH

Opioid Addiction Crisis

Common Opiates include heroin, oxycodon (Percocet, Percodan, OcyContin), hydrocodone (Vicodin, Lortab, Norco), fentanyl, hydromorphine (Dilaudid), buprenorphine (Subutex, Suboxone), codeine, methadone, morphine, and tramadol (Ultram). Find services, support groups, resources and preventitve information needed to combat this crisis.

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Hepatitis C Black Community Columbus OH

Hepatitis C - Growing Issue in Black Community

Hepatitis C (HCV) is a rising issue within the African-American community. A viral disease that affects your liver, it is mainly spread through blood. There is currently no vaccine for this virus, so it is important that you get tested to be sure if you have it, you do not spread it to others.

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Story of Fentanyl Overdose Death Columbus OH

A Mother's Story: Tragic overdose death from fentanyl

Watch this video about a life taken too soon from an accidental fentanyl overdose; a mother of 4 from Columbus, Ohio.

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Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Black Community Columbus OH

Overdose Deaths Caused by Fentanyl are on the Rise in the Black Community

Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, is 30 to 50 times more potent than the natural opioid heroin. While some users seek out the drug for its potency, others take it unknowingly when it is sold as heroin or used to lace heroin or other drugs. (SOURCE: The Columbus Dispatch, "Columbus health department to distribute fentanyl test strips to drug users", June 14, 2018)

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Free Naloxone Black Community Columbus OH

Naloxone Can Save Lives

Naloxone is a prescription medication that can reverse an overdose that is caused by an opioid drug. When administered during an overdose, Naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and restores breathing. It can be given as an injection into a muscle or a nasal spray.

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Hepatitis A Black Community Columbus OH

Fentanyl Strips are a Life-saving Overdose Prevention Tool

Fentanyl testing strips are a life-saving overdose prevention tool, empowering individuals who use drugs to know if a substance has been contaminated with fentanyl and to take action to reduce the risk of overdose.

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What You Need to Know


Flu Black Community Columbus OH

Flu Season is Back!

Follow four steps to protect yourself and your loved ones from flu. Get your flu vaccine every year, wash your hands, cover your cough, and always stay home if you're sick. Click the link below to learn more.

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Hepatitis A Black Community Columbus OH

Hepatitis A - Statewide Outbreak

Hepatitis A is an acute viral infection that affects the liver. The virus enters the body when hands, food or objects contaminated with stool (poop) are put in the mouth. Even if you can’t see it, tiny amounts of the virus can get into your mouth and make you sick.

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How Columbus Public Health Can Help You


Healthcare Consumer Workshop Columbus Public Health

Health Care Consumer Workshop
  • Free workshop held in public locations around Columbus
  • Gives you tools you need to partner with your doctor
  • Prepares you for healthcare visits
  • How to maintain your health care records
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Safety  Inspections Columbus Public Health

Inspections to Keep You Safe
  • Restaurants and Markets
  • Public Pools and Spas
  • Campgrounds
  • Tattoo, Piercing & Permanent Cosmetic Studios
  • Solid Waste Facilities
  • Search Inspection Results
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Black Family Health Columbus Public Health

Family Health
  • Baby and Me Tobacco Free
  • Child Injury Prevention
  • Dental Clinic
  • Safe Communities
  • Women's Health Center
  • And more...
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Black Family Health Columbus Public HealthView Directory of Services

Click on the link below to access the full menu of services offered through Columbus Public Health

Directory of Services

Columbus Public Health and Black Doctors

Columbus Public Health

240 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 645-7417

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