The Center for Closing the Health Gap

Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Eliminating Health Inequalities in Cincinnati

Educating the public and medical professionals about health inequalities in our region.

  The Center for Closing the Health Gap recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of inequalities throughout our region that cause vulnerable populations in Cincinnati to have poorer health and shorter life expectancies. Closing the Health Gap Founder and President Dwight Tillery  and Executive Director Renee Mahaffey Harris talk about the campaign and initiatives to eliminate health inequalities in greater Cincinnati.

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Campaign to eliminate food deserts
1:27 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Attacking 'food deserts'

If you aren't familiar with the "food desert" concept, you may be soon. The Center for Closing the Health Gap is launching an awareness campaign about communities without access to a full-service grocery store.

Executive Director Renee Mahaffey Harris says Cincinnati is one of only a few cities nationwide to win a grant for the campaign.

"We are going to build a fund. And that fund will enable to provide access to grocery stores in sites throughout our city and throughout this region that do not have a full service grocery store," she says.

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