Local and Regional Surveys

Local and Regional Surveys

For more information about these Data Highlights or if you have questions, please contact Susan Sprigg, Research Officer.

Local Health Data

Many of our grants generate local health data, and we share these data with other grantees and the public. Data can be accessed through the Online Analysis and Statistical Information System (OASIS).

OASIS is an innovative web-based program that puts powerful analysis tools in the hands of the general public. OASIS allows users to perform sophisticated data analysis without needing statistical software on their computers, giving users unparalleled access to data and statistics.

For more information about OASIS, or if you need specific data, please contact Susan Sprigg.

Surveys

Interact for Health conducts a number of state and local surveys.

  1. Greater Cincinnati Community Health Status Survey (GCCHSS):
    • Description: The GCCHSS is a health status survey, meaning that the survey includes questions about health status and behavior.
    • Question Type: Specific questions include questions related to about access and satisfaction with healthcare, medical debt, mental and physical health status, nutrition and exercise, cigarette and alcohol use, and other topics.
    • Frequency: The GCCHSS is conducted every 3-5 years. It has been conducted since 1997.
    • Geography: The GCCHSS collects data on the 22 counties surrounding Cincinnati, including parts of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.
    • Get the Data: To see data and analysis from the most recent GCCHSS survey, click here.
    • Suggestions: We welcome your suggestions for future surveys via our survey suggestions form.
  2. The Ohio Health Issues Poll (OHIP):
    • Description: OHIP is a state-wide public opinion poll.
    • Question Type: Specific questions vary widely, but generally focus on current health policy issues.
    • Frequency: OHIP is conducted annually. It has been conducted since 2005.
    • Geography: OHIP collects data on the State of Ohio.
    • Get the Data: To see data and analysis from the most recent OHIP, click here.
    • Suggestions: We welcome your suggestions for future surveys via our survey suggestions form.
  3. The Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP):
    • Description: KHIP is a state-level public opinion poll, done in partnership with The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky.
    • Question Type: Specific questions vary widely, but generally focus on current health policy issues.
    • Frequency: KHIP is conducted annually. It has been conducted since 2008.
    • Geography: KHIP collects data on the State of Kentucky and its 5 regions.
    • Get the Data: To see data and analysis from the most recent KHIP click here.
    • Suggestions: We welcome your suggestions for future surveys via our survey suggestions form.

Health Data Conference

Each year, Interact for Health sponsors a health data conference that features national and local experts.

Health Watch

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  • Chronic medical conditions prevalent among Greater Cincinnati children

    Asthma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and anxiety are the most commonly diagnosed chronic conditions among children in the Greater Cincinnati region, according to data collected through the 2017 Child Well-Being Survey.

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  • Most Ohio adults think state should adopt health education standards

    The Ohio Health Issues Poll (OHIP) is conducted every year to learn more about the health opinions, behaviors and status of adults in Ohio. In 2017, OHIP asked Ohio adults about state health education standards.

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  • Health and healthy behaviors among youth in our region.

    The 2017 Child Well-Being Survey (CWBS) asked parents and guardians of youth in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to describe the overall health of their child. CWBS also asked about specific health behaviors such as physical activity and sleep patterns.

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  • Results show shift in perception from substance abuse being seen as moral failure to a chronic illness.

    The Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) found that 7 in 10 Kentucky adults believe that addiction is a disease (70%). Attitudes towards addiction as a disease were the same both among respondents who have a family member or friend who has experienced problems with substance abuse, and among those who did not indicate such firsthand experience with addiction.

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  • Kentucky adults continue to cite heroin use as causing problems for friends, family

    The most recent Kentucky Health Issues Poll (KHIP) and Ohio Health Issues Poll (OHIP) has found that more than 2 in 10 Ohio adults (23%) report knowing someone who has trouble as a result of using heroin, while just under 2 in 10 Kentucky adults (16%) report knowing someone affected by heroin use.

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