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A Catalyst for Health and Wellness

Interact for Health, formerly The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, improves the health of people in the Cincinnati region by being a catalyst for health and wellness. We accomplish our mission by promoting healthy living through grants, education, and policy. Interact for Health is an independent nonprofit that serves 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.

Our Priorities

  • Health Promotion

    Interact for Health takes a holistic approach to health promotion. Our strategy, based on the National Prevention Council's National Prevention Strategy, emphasizes five core strategic areas:

    • Healthy Eating
    • Active Living
    • Mental and Emotional Well-being
    • Healthy Choices About Substance Use
    • Protecting the Healthcare Safety Net

    We know the value of an ounce of prevention, and we're partnering with organizations throughout the region to make sure individuals and communities have the resources they need to improve their health and their quality of life.

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  • Capacity Building

    Interact for Health believes that to have a lasting effect on the health of the community, innovative programs need to be continued. Interact for Health makes resources available to grantees and other non-profits to help them build the skills necessary to sustain their programs. These resources are targeted to smaller non-profit organizations that do not have staff positions devoted to evaluation, marketing, fundraising, and development.

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Who We Are

Features

  • Interact for Health Releases 2013 Kentucky Health Issues Poll

    The Kentucky Health Issues Poll helps the community make data-driven decisions. This year's topics include insurance coverage, a smoke-free law, Medicaid expansion, the Affordable Care Act, nutrition, dental care and the ability to exercise in your community.

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  • Greater Cincinnati Health Watch

    Greater Cincinnati Health Watch is a free biweekly e-mail newsletter published by Interact for Health. Each issue includes health news stories from Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, and the nation, with emphasis on topics related to Interact for Health's focus areas of substance use disorders, severe mental illness, school-aged children's healthcare, and community primary care. Also, each issue contain sections that highlight our upcoming Requests for Proposals (RFPs), workshops, publications, and other events.

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  • A Catalyst in the Community Combating the Heroin Epidemic

    Watch our video that captures the work of Ann Barnum and her community partners as they try to tackle the heroin epidemic in Greater Cincinnati

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  • Many not eating enough fruits and vegetables, cost may be an issue

    The 2013 Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) has found that only 2 in 10 Kentucky adults eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables, and that half say that the cost of fruits and vegetables where they typically shop is fair or poor.

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  • Interact for Health is partnering with Artswave to support 21 organizations to plan new, recurring mass-particpation active-living events, develop outreach and promotion of existing events, or recruit new participants.

    Funded organizations represent a variety of locations and types of events across the region. The projects appeal to people of varying skill levels and there is a special emphasis on reaching vulnerable populations to participate in events. Young people and adults of all ages will have access to physical activity events and can join the fun!

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  • Interact for Health to fund Physical Activity Environments; Letters of Intent due May 1

    Our latest request for proposals aims to increase physical activity infrastructure to provide safe places to exercise, including physical play by children and adults as well as formal forms of exercise. This RFP will not include specialized facilities for organized sports teams or ordinary replacement of worn-out equipment.

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  • A Catalyst in the Community Affordable Care Act Education

    Watch our video that captures the work of Kate Keller and her community partners educate the community about the Affordable Care Act

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Our Partners