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Kimberley Stephens: lowering the mortality rate, raising spirits

Kimberley Stephens likes to plant seeds in the community. “Sometimes you see the flower bloom, but sometimes you just know that the seeds have been planted and have the potential to grow,” she says.  Stephens is the Manager of Prenatal Outreach for Mercy Health. “We’re in the communities working with women during the prenatal stage […]

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PRESS RELEASE: Health Care Access Now announces new Hub partnership with Mercy Health

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Healthcare Access Now is excited to announce that Mercy Health is a new partner in the HCAN Pathways Community Hub (Hub). HCAN is the Hub for the Cincinnati region. Agencies can partner with HCAN to implement the Hub model.  The Hub model breaks down typical barriers to good health outcomes by identifying […]

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Butler County Educational Service Center, Cincinnati, Ohio

Coya Taylor: healthy babies in Butler County

As an RN and the Medicaid Program Supervisor at the Butler County Educational Service Center (BCESC), Coya Taylor supervises a group of Community Health Workers (CHWs) who are a part of a Medicaid grant for reducing infant mortality. “We’re the lead entity for the grant in Butler County, partnering with six other agencies.” “Our grant […]

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The Federal Poverty Level is holding us back

“The current public assistance program structure creates economic disincentives for individuals to strive toward career advancement and rise out of poverty”. —Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation The Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, researches and analyzes gender based income inequities. They are the “region’s expert on the status of women’s economic self-sufficiency”. […]

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GEN-H Health Collaborative Cincinnati Ohio

Kiana Trabue: data-driven collaborative health improvement

Kiana Trabue is the Executive Director of Population Health Strategies at The Health Collaborative, which is a regional health improvement non-profit organization. “Our mission is to lead data-driven improvement that results in healthier people, better care, and lower costs. Our vision is for Greater Cincinnati to be healthy by design, and for everyone to be connected […]

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jill byrd cincinnati health department

The healthiest city in the U.S.

D. Jill Byrd, RN, Nursing Supervisor for the Cincinnati Health Department (CHD), wants to “make all the citizens of Cincinnati as healthy as possible and to decrease any barriers that would cause issues for them.” Ultimately, the goal of CHD is to make Cincinnati “the healthiest city in the United States.”  One of her areas […]

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TriHealth’s Community Health Workers never judge a book by its cover

Janet Visco, Practice Manager of the OB-GYN Center at TriHealth, oversees Community Health Workers, nurse case managers, and some social workers affiliated with outpatients.  “It’s a busy women’s center, with over 1,000 deliveries last year,” she says. “We provide gynecological services as well. The majority of those we serve are African American and/or insured by […]

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Healthy Homes Block by Block Founder and CEO talks community empowerment

Chellie McLellan says her organization’s mission is “to empower families to realize the dreams they have for themselves and for their children” and its vision is “for Price Hill to be the best place to start and raise a family.”  McLellan is the Founder and CEO of Healthy Homes Block by Block, a 501(c)(3) organization […]

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