Interact for Health

Health in Action

Sticker Shock campaign raises awareness of underage drinking, smoking

May 8th, 2017

Health promotion involves not only working to change people's behavior but also educating a community about factors that can lead to poor health.

Pendleton County Champions in Kentucky, one of our Thriving Communities grantees, has conducted such an awareness campaign since 2014. Each year about 25 to 30 Pendleton High School students visit... Read More

Q&A: Sarah Nerad, program manager, Ohio State Collegiate Recovery Community

Mar 27th, 2017

Sarah Nerad is the program manager for the Ohio State University (OSU) Collegiate Recovery Community and director of recovery for OSU's Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery. Together, the two programs aim to support students and universities across the country with recovery efforts. Nerad spoke with Interact f... 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

Begin Unbuzzed helps Norwood adults recognize pressures that youths face to drink

Feb 13th, 2017

Sometimes the spark for community health promotion can come from something as simple as a child's question.

That's just what happened for one of our Thriving Communities grantees, the Norwood Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Coalition. It's working to reduce underage drinking in Norwood.

At one of the group's steering committee meeting... Read More

Q&A: Indiana task force battles heroin epidemic

Mar 14th, 2016

Indiana State Health Commissioner Jerome Adams is a member of Gov. Mike Pence's Task Force on Drug Enforcement, Treatment and Prevention, which was convened in 2015 to identify ways to combat the state's opioid and heroin misuse epidemic. Adams says that each community faces its own unique challenges and strengths in addressing substance use disorders. The task force, he sa... Read More