Interact for Health

Health in Action

Compelling visuals illustrate local discussions about equity

Mar 14th, 2017

If you've been to Interact for Health recently, you've likely noticed the large-scale posters hanging in our lobby. They're examples of graphic notetaking from a series of meetings about equity in Greater Cincinnati. Brandon Black

When Senior Program Officer Jaime Love was scouting Starfire Council as a location for the first meeting, she met Brandon Bl... 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: Kurt Reiber, president and CEO, Freestore Foodbank

Jan 30th, 2017

Kurt Reiber is the president and CEO of the Freestore Foodbank, which provides meals to people dealing with food insecurity in Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio. The organization focuses on serving "foods to encourage" health, which are healthy alternatives to pre-packaged foods, so people with hypertension, diabetes or obesity can better manage their conditions. Reiber says... Read More

Standing desks help counter the negative health effects of prolonged sitting

Jan 17th, 2017

New equipment recently landed on the desks of Interact associates: risers that allow them to stand or sit while using their computers.

Research in recent years has found that prolonged sitting can be harmful. Even regular exercise does not counter the negative effects of a full day's worth of sitting.

"Sitting for long periods of time has be... Read More