Interact for Health

Health in Action

Surveys rank region in fitness and parks; we continue to lag in healthy behaviors

Jun 5th, 2017

The American College of Sports Medicine's American Fitness Index (AFI) and the Trust for Public Land's ParkScore rankings for 2017 have been released. The good news: Greater Cincinnati is holding steady in both surveys. The bad news: Greater Cincinnati is holding steady in both surveys, meaning we haven't improved in healthy behaviors or p... Read More

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.

Interact for Health: Could you explain... Read More

Sticker Shock campaign raises awareness of underage drinking, smoking

May 8th, 2017

Health promotion involves not only working to change people's behavior but also educating a community about factors that can lead to poor health.

Pendleton County Champions in Kentucky, one of our Thriving Communities grantees, has conducted such an awareness campaign since 2014. Each year about 25 to 30 Pendleton High School students visit... Read More

Eric Oberg is the director of trail development for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Apr 24th, 2017

Eric Oberg is the director of trail development for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. The organization works to create new walking and biking trails out of former rail lines with the goal of building healthier communities across the United States. Oberg spoke with Interact for Health to discuss the successes and lessons learned from his time wit... Read More

Q&A: Olga Acosta Price, director of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools

Apr 10th, 2017

Olga Acosta Price is director of the Center for Health and Health Care in Schools at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. The center partners with local foundations, government health and education agencies, school districts, and providers across the United States to advance and support school-connect... Read More