Interact for Health

Health in Action

Interact staff members learn about equity at national summit

Dec 7th, 2015

In its efforts to learn more about health equity and the social determinants of health, Interact for Health sent a team of staff and board members to Los Angeles for the PolicyLink Equity Summit in October. Staff members arrived a day early to visit programs that are making a difference right now in South Los Angeles.

We saw many exciting programs, such as a... Read More

Elevate Walnut Hills

Nov 23rd, 2015

What happens when a group of businesses, residents and communities of faith work together to help their own neighborhood raise itself up? A transformation.

As part of the Healthy Eating focus of Walnut Hills' Thriving Communities grant, Elevate Walnut Hills co-founder Gary Dangel spent much of his time this past spring and summer scaling up a network of gardens in the neighborhood.

In 2015, thr... Read More

Data! forum showcases innovative ways to use health data

Nov 9th, 2015

On Oct. 29, Interact for Health and the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky welcomed about 200 health and data professionals to the NKU METS Center for Data! Fostering Health Innovation in Kentucky and Ohio. The daylong conference showcased novel and effective uses of health data in our region.

Keynote speakers Naomi Cytron of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Franci... Read More

Author examines underlying causes of heroin epidemic

Oct 26th, 2015

On Oct. 12, Interact for Health hosted freelance journalist Sam Quinones, author of "Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic." In his book, Quinones examines the socio-economic factors in both the United States and Mexico that underlie the heroin epidemic. In the United States, these include the isolation and privacy of the suburbs ("a town without comm... Read More

Hike for Health Challenge

Oct 12th, 2015

Spending time outdoors is one of the best things you can do for your health. Being in nature can bring peace of mind, and hiking is an excellent form of exercise. The Cincinnati Nature Center (CNC) has more than 20 miles of award-winning hiking trails to explore. And now, thanks to a grant from Interact for Health, you can earn fun rewards when you participate in the Hike for Your Health chall... Read More