Your Health with Dr. Owens
Your Health with Dr. Owens
At Interact for Health we're focused on building a healthy community for all people. One of the best things you can do to protect and improve your health is to stay informed. In this space we'll be sharing information about a variety of health topics, events--and some simple ways you can steer your own health.
January 2018: Start the year with annual exams
February 2018: Women: know heart attach signs
March 2018: Be on the lookout for added sugar
April 2018: Properly dispose of your unused prescription drugs
May 2018: Help reduce the stigma about mental health
June 2018: Prepare food safely this summer
Dr. O'dell Owens is the president and chief executive officer of Interact for Health and InterAct for Change. Dr. Owens holds both an MD in obstetrics and gynecology and a master's of public health from Yale University Medical School. In recent years, Dr. Owens has served as the Hamilton County Coroner, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College President and Interim Health Commissioner of the Cincinnati Health Department.
- Prepare food safely this summer
- Help reduce the stigma about mental health
- Properly dispose of your unused prescription drugs
- Be on the lookout for added sugar
- Women: Know heart attack signs
- Start the year with annual exams
Prescription Drop Box Map
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.