In The News

African Americans Less Healthy Than White Adults

(Cincinnati Herald, May 25th, 2012)

Racial Health Gap Persists

(Cincinnati Enquirer, May 24th, 2012)

The Childhood Obesity-Hunger Paradox

(Huffington Post, May 21st, 2012)

African Americans in Greater Cincinnati less healthy than white adults

(The Cincinnati Beacon, May 21st, 2012)

African American adults are less healthy than other adults in our region

(2010 Greater Cincinnati Community Health Status Survey, May 21st, 2012)

Hunger and obesity, Kentucky's children plagued by both

(Lexington Herald Leader, May 20th, 2012)

4 of 5 Kentuckians think child obesity is a problem

(Kentucky Health News, May 7th, 2012)

Poll Shows Kentuckians Support Smoking Ban

(WKMS, Murray, Ky., May 6th, 2012)

Survey shows Kentuckians have mixed feelings regarding universal health coverage

(WKU Public Radio, Bowling Green, Ky., May 1st, 2012)

New poll shows Kentuckians favor universal health care

(WKMU, Murray, Ky., May 1st, 2012)

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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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