Director of Communications
Director of Communications
Jeff Williams implements the communications and branding plan for Interact for Health. He writes, edits, designs, and produces or oversees reports, surveys, videos, photos, web and social media content, blog posts, print advertisements, evaluation results, a bi-weekly electronic newsletter and other communications of Interact for Health, including its affiliated entities. He also helps develop communications strategies to help people improve their health and provides technical assistance for staff members, grantees and other community partners.
Jeff previously worked as a designer, editor, blogger and videographer at The Cincinnati Enquirer. Before that, he was an editor and designer at The Post-Star, a newspaper in Glens Falls, N.Y.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He earned a certificate in content strategy from Northwestern University in 2015. Jeff completed the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber's yearlong C-Change Leadership Development Program in 2016, and the United Way's Board Orientation and Leadership Development (BOLD) program in 2017.
Outside the office, Jeff competes in long-distance running races (29 marathons and counting!) and triathlons (he is a 2016 Ironman Louisville finisher). He also likes to create wheel-thrown pottery, read and travel.
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Traumatic experiences among children in Greater Cincinnati
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children need “safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments” to grow up to be healthy. A lack of healthy relationships and environments or adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can lead to long-term health challenges and negative health outcomes.
Seven in 10 parents in the region reported that their child’s teeth were excellent or very good
The 2017 Child Well Being Survey (CWBS) asked parents and guardians in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to rate their child’s dental health and asked how many times their child had seen a dentist for preventive care in the past 12 months.
Access to health care among children in Greater Cincinnati
Most children in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have a usual place to go when they are sick or need advice about health.
Health insurance coverage among children in our region
Most parents and guardians reported that their child had health insurance coverage in the past 12 months.
Delayed health care among children in Greater Cincinnati
Most parents reported that their child received health care when it was needed.
Chronic medical conditions prevalent among Greater Cincinnati children
Asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and anxiety are the most commonly diagnosed chronic conditions among children in the Greater Cincinnati region, according to data collected through the 2017 Child Well-Being Survey.
Most Ohio adults think state should adopt health education standards
The Ohio Health Issues Poll (OHIP) is conducted every year to learn more about the health opinions, behaviors and status of adults in Ohio. In 2017, OHIP asked Ohio adults about state health education standards.
Health and healthy behaviors among youth in our region.
The 2017 Child Well-Being Survey (CWBS) asked parents and guardians of youth in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to describe the overall health of their child. CWBS also asked about specific health behaviors such as physical activity and sleep patterns.
Results show shift in perception from substance abuse being seen as moral failure to a chronic illness.
The Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) found that 7 in 10 Kentucky adults believe that addiction is a disease (70%). Attitudes towards addiction as a disease were the same both among respondents who have a family member or friend who has experienced problems with substance abuse, and among those who did not indicate such firsthand experience with addiction.
Kentucky adults continue to cite heroin use as causing problems for friends, family
The most recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) and Ohio Health Issues Poll (OHIP) has found that more than 2 in 10 Ohio adults (23%) report knowing someone who has trouble as a result of using heroin, while just under 2 in 10 Kentucky adults (16%) report knowing someone affected by heroin use.