Interact for Health

Health in Action

Interact for Health celebrates 20 years

Oct 20th, 2017

Twenty years ago, on Oct. 17, 1997, the organization now known as Interact for Health was born. It set out to be a different kind of regional philanthropy, one determined to do more than sign checks. Dr. O'dell Owens speaking at Interact’s 20th anniversary lunch Oct. 10 at Music Hall

It would conduct community surveys to identify needs, and it would put knowledgeable prog... Read More

Q&A: Caitlin Carroll, director of public affairs at PhRMA, on the MyOldMeds safe medication disposal initiative

Sep 25th, 2017

Caitlin Carroll is director of public affairs for PhRMA and serves as the spokesperson for MyOldMeds, a campaign that seeks to educate the public about proper medication disposal. Carroll spoke with Interact for Health about how the campaign works to encourage proper medication disposal amid the opioid misu... Read More

Q&A: Amy Barkley, regional director Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids

Aug 14th, 2017

Amy Barkley is the regional director for the Tobacco States and Mid-Atlantic Region at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, which advocates for laws that prevent kids from using tobacco products, help tobacco users quit and protect people from secondhand smoke. Barkley spoke with Interact for Health about the lessons learned from her time with the Campaign.... Read More

Q&A: Rob Crane, president of the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation

Jul 17th, 2017

Rob Crane is the president of the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation, which works to reduce the public health effects of tobacco by focusing on prevention. Crane, a professor of family medicine at the Ohio State University, spoke with Interact for Health to discuss the successes and lessons learned from his time with the foundation.

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Q&A: Andy Lee, Chief Mindfulness Officer at Aetna

May 22nd, 2017

Andy Lee is the chief mindfulness officer at U.S. health insurer Aetna. In his role, he seeks to create a deeply rooted, mindful culture at Aetna and bring the benefits of mindfulness to the company's employees and members. He also is working to develop an industry-leading portfolio of products that support and encourage mindfulness.

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