Health is multidimensional. A person cannot be sound in mind and body unless he or she is emotionally supported, socially engaged and physically active. Similarly, communities cannot be strong without resilient, civic-minded members.
The Regional Development Asset Network (RDAN) recognizes the interconnectedness of individuals and the communities in which they live. Sponsored by Thriving Communities, the networking group meets quarterly to explore ways to support the positive development of young people, families and communities.
Using a developmental model created by The Search Institute, a Minneapolis-based nonprofit research organization, the group focuses on ways to introduce essential developmental assets into people’s lives.
Supporting Grassroots Health Promotion
Interact for Health designed tools to guide our Thriving Community grantees through the community engagement process. We have found that these tools build core competencies, confidence and a process for engagement that produces results at the local level.
- Needs Asset Assessment Exercise
- Relationship Mapping Exercise
- Developmental Pathway
- Action Plan
- Quarterly Report Form
- Success Markers Summary
- Evaluating Comprehensive Community Initiatives
- Community Engagement: What it Means and Why Does it Matter?
- Grassroots Networking Improves Well-Being
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.