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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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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

Q&A: Tracy Plouck, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services

May 23rd, 2016

Tracy Plouck is the director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. The department aims to provide treatment to individuals with substance use disorders and mental health conditions and help support related programs. Plouck spoke with Interact for Health to discuss the successes and lessons learned from her time with the department.

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Classes teach how to help someone experiencing a mental health challenge

May 10th, 2016

Would you be able to recognize the signs of a mental health challenge if it happened to someone you care about? Would you know how to help? The need for these skills is very real. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four U.S. adults has a mental illness. And the Greater Cincinnati Community Health Status Survey fou... Read More

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