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Surveys rank region in fitness and parks; we continue to lag in healthy behaviors

Jun 5th, 2017

The American College of Sports Medicine's American Fitness Index (AFI) and the Trust for Public Land's ParkScore rankings for 2017 have been released. The good news: Greater Cincinnati is holding steady in both surveys. The bad news: Greater Cincinnati is holding steady in both surveys, meaning we haven't improved in healthy behaviors or p... Read More

Eric Oberg is the director of trail development for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Apr 24th, 2017

Eric Oberg is the director of trail development for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. The organization works to create new walking and biking trails out of former rail lines with the goal of building healthier communities across the United States. Oberg spoke with Interact for Health to discuss the successes and lessons learned from his time wit... Read More

Q&A: Rachel Keller Eisman, executive director of the BUILD Health Challenge

Feb 27th, 2017

Rachel Keller Eisman is the executive director of the BUILD Health Challenge, an initiative that works to facilitate community partnerships between hospitals, health systems, community-based organizations, local health departments and other organizations in a community to improve the overall health of local residents. The organization has partnere... Read More

Kate Moening, Ohio advocacy organizer for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership

Nov 21st, 2016

Kate Moening is the Ohio advocacy organizer for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership. The organization aims to improve child and community health by advocating for healthy living, safe infrastructure and physical activity through biking and walking to school. Moening says that such active transportation can help address he... Read More

American Fitness Index: Why the gap between our healthy environment and our personal health?

Jul 4th, 2016

Recently the American College of Sports Medicine released its 2016 American Fitness Index (AFI). Each year the index looks at the health status and community fitness of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. For our region, 2016 was not a good year: the Cincinnati Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) dropped seven... Read More