Center for Closing the Health Gap


Former Cincinnati Mayor Dwight Tillery, currently president of the Center for Closing the Health Gap, is organizing the Black Agenda Cincinnati  summit to look at and develop solutions for challenges facing the African-American community. The day-long summit will be held June 11 at Woodward High School. Joining us to discuss the Black Agenda Cincinnati summit are Word of Deliverance Ministries for the World Senior Pastor and President of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the National Action Network, Bishop Bobby Hilton; and Center for Closing the Health Gap Founder and President, Dwight Tillery.

Pixabay, available for use (fruits and vegs)

While some neighborhoods in Cincinnati may be lacking in access to healthy foods, there are various community-based efforts being made to overcome what have been called food deserts. The stores that do provide fresh fruits and vegetables, among other options, set an example and bring change to communities in need.

Jay Hanselman

A Cincinnati Council majority is supporting a plan to provide an additional $2 million to benefit the African-American community.  It would help with health, business development and job training.  

Council Member Wendell Young introduced the motion this week during a Budget and Finance Committee meeting.  

Young presented the following statistics: