Vice President, Innovation and Learning
Vice President, Innovation and Learning
Jennifer Chubinski manages the Innovation and Learning Team at Interact for Health. This team includes the capacity building, research, evaluation and conference facility functions of the organization. The Innovation and Learning team provides high-quality staff and community learning opportunities, supports grantees with evaluation and research, and explores innovative solutions to our region's health issues. Jennifer was formerly Interact's Director of Community Research. In that role she led the Greater Cincinnati Community Health Status Survey (CHSS) and the Ohio and Kentucky Health Issues Polls (OHIP and KHIP).
Jennifer has received several awards for her work in applied research, most notably the 2014 Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training (CCTST) Community Health Advocate Award and the 2013 Academy Health Workforce Interest Group Research Award for Best Poster Abstract. Jennifer serves on the United Way of Greater Cincinnati's Health Impact and Research councils, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center's Community Advisory Council, and as a member of the steering committee of the Health Collaborative's Collective Impact on Health effort.
Before relocating to Cincinnati, Jennifer worked at the Centre for Employment Studies in Moncalieri, Italy, and the Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh. Jennifer has a Ph.D. in Regional Development Planning from the University of Cincinnati, and a Master's of Science in Public Policy and Management from Carnegie Mellon University. In her free time Jennifer enjoys hiking, biking, gardening and eating good food with her family.
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Traumatic experiences among children in Greater Cincinnati
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, children need “safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments” to grow up to be healthy. A lack of healthy relationships and environments or adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) can lead to long-term health challenges and negative health outcomes.
Seven in 10 parents in the region reported that their child’s teeth were excellent or very good
The 2017 Child Well Being Survey (CWBS) asked parents and guardians in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to rate their child’s dental health and asked how many times their child had seen a dentist for preventive care in the past 12 months.
Access to health care among children in Greater Cincinnati
Most children in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky have a usual place to go when they are sick or need advice about health.
Health insurance coverage among children in our region
Most parents and guardians reported that their child had health insurance coverage in the past 12 months.
Delayed health care among children in Greater Cincinnati
Most parents reported that their child received health care when it was needed.
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.