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City Silence helps people slow down, keep their minds healthy

Feb 1st, 2016

On a brisk January morning in downtown Cincinnati, drivers hurry to their destinations and pedestrians hasten along the sidewalk, scarves tightened against the subfreezing temperatures.

But the bustle of the city seems far away for a group of people inside the Contemporary Arts Center at 6th and Walnut. They sit -- some on the plush couches, some on the floo... Read More

Fairfield school-based health center opens

Jan 19th, 2016

Fairfield City School District students are among the first in the nation to have access to medical, dental, vision and behavioral health services all in one place thanks to the district’s new school-based health center (SBHC).

“Fairfield … is the first suburban school district in the U.S. that will offer comprehensive services - vision, dental, primary care and mental health... Read More

Food Policy Council to help change systems to improve food access

Dec 21st, 2015

Where we live helps determine how easily we can buy healthy foods. This is especially true in lower-income communities or food deserts. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 23.5 million Americans live in food deserts. Approximately 25 percent of Cincinnati residents live in a food desert, which puts them at greater risk for obesity and diet-r... Read More

Elevate Walnut Hills

Nov 23rd, 2015

What happens when a group of businesses, residents and communities of faith work together to help their own neighborhood raise itself up? A transformation.

As part of the Healthy Eating focus of Walnut Hills' Thriving Communities grant, Elevate Walnut Hills co-founder Gary Dangel spent much of his time this past spring and summer scaling up a network of gardens in the neighborhood.

In 2015, thr... Read More

Data! forum showcases innovative ways to use health data

Nov 9th, 2015

On Oct. 29, Interact for Health and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky welcomed about 200 health and data professionals to the NKU METS Center for Data! Fostering Health Innovation in Kentucky and Ohio. The daylong conference showcased novel and effective uses of health data in our region.

Keynote speakers Naomi Cytron of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Franci... Read More