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Christa Hyson, MPH
Senior Manager, External Relations
(513) 247-5254
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Funds will be used to launch a Learning Collaborative in Bond Hill and Roselawn

CINCINNATI – Greater Cincinnati has exceptional healthcare resources—with six health systems in a 10-mile radius and healthcare providers ranking in the highest quartile in the U.S. Despite these resources, our region is in a critical situation when it comes to our community’s health; outcomes continue to tell a story of inequity, ranking among the worst in the nation. Finding solutions to address our region’s complex social and health issues requires a multi-faceted community-wide response that leverages collective resources to create systemic change.

In 2014, The Health Collaborative and United Way of Greater Cincinnati created a community-wide response to the critical and growing health challenges facing our region – Gen-H, or Generation Health. Gen-H was established to treat the whole patient—connecting healthcare with community services and helping implement a pay-for-performance model that incentivizes primary care physicians for improved health outcomes and decreases health costs.

Gen-H was recently awarded a grant made possible through the generous support of the SC Ministry Foundation, which promotes the mission and ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati. Funds will be used in two of Gen-H’s priority neighborhoods, Bond Hill and Roselawn, to launch a learning collaborative and underwrite the cost of a go Vibrant Walking Route.

Gen-H learning collaboratives bring together social service agencies, community members, and neighborhood leaders in an active learning environment to review and analyze health data and share best practices to address health-related social needs. Through people, partnerships and generous grantors like the SC Ministry Foundation, Gen-H’s goal is to improve health outcomes and decrease health costs in our region.

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About The Health Collaborative:
The Health Collaborative is a non-profit organization that leads data-driven improvements that result in healthier people, better care and lower costs. For more information about The Health Collaborative, visit healthcollab.org.

About SC Ministry Foundation:
Since 1996, SC Ministry Foundation has been promoting the mission and ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati as a public grant-making organization. For more information, visit: www.scministryfdn.org or call  (513) 347-1122.