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Q&A: Jac Charlier, national director for Justice Initiatives at the Center for Health and Justice at TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities)

Nov 20th, 2017

Jac Charlier is the national director for Justice Initiatives at the Center for Health and Justice at TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities). His work focuses on bridging the criminal justice and behavioral health systems to connect individuals who have substance... Read More

Q&A: Yanique Redwood, president and CEO of the Consumer Health Foundation

Oct 23rd, 2017

Yanique Redwood is the president and CEO of the Consumer Health Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based not-for-profit that works toward achieving health equity in the region by addressing the social determinants of health. Redwood spoke with Interact for Health about her experience with the foundation and its work to help actualize racial equity effor... Read More

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

Collaborative offers chance to share, learn among health foundations

Oct 9th, 2017

Interact for Health recently had the chance to show visitors from Virginia and Texas the work our grantees are doing across the region. It was all part of the Health Legacy Collaborative Learning Circle, co-funded by the Robert Wood Johnson County Health Rankings. The yearlong project has brought together four health foundations of similar size and wit... 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