New Leadership for Gen-H Community Health Improvement Efforts

Kiana Trabue and Angelica Hardee to lead collective impact on health agenda

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CINCINNATI – The Health Collaborative has announced that Kiana Trabue, formerly the Executive Director of Community Health with the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati, has accepted the position of Executive Director, Gen-H. Trabue comes with more than ten years of service in the public and community health sector, and has spent her tenure at the YMCA building and expanding upon the 162-year-old organization’s healthy living programming. 

In addition, Angelica Hardee, PhD, has accepted the position of Senior Manager, Gen-H.

As Executive Director, Gen-H, Trabue will take the helm of a community health initiative known as “The Health Generation,” or Gen-H, supporting the United Way’s Bold Goals for Health in our region. Gen-H is staffed by The Health Collaborative and is the result of a data-driven, multi-stakeholder collective impact approach to addressing health in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Among its goals are to positively impact the triple aim of healthier people, better care, and lower overall cost of care, with a focus on reducing health disparities attributable to social factors known as social determinants of health.

Kiana Trabue was formerly the Executive Director of Community Health at the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati and comes to The Health Collaborative with more than 10 years of service in the public and community health sector.

As Executive Director, Trabue will also lead the work associated with Greater Cincinnati’s Accountable Healthcare Community model, which will implement a population health screening and tracking system, to address the critical gap between clinical care and unmet health-related social needs in our community.

“We cannot be more excited to have Kiana join The Health Collaborative’s team to lead this important work for our community,” says Craig Brammer, CEO of The Health Collaborative. “Her community health experience and passion for driving policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) change make her an ideal leader for Gen-H and I look forward to seeing all that I know she will accomplish with our community partners.”

Trabue’s career includes experience in the areas of community engagement; project management; implementation and evaluation of evidence-based and evidence-informed initiatives; Policy, Systems, Environment (PSE) change strategies; and the development & management of health & wellness education programs targeting diverse populations. As Executive Director, Community Health, at the YMCA, she has been responsible for a broad scope of health and wellness services including the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program, LIVESTRONG at the YMCA, Enhance Fitness, Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring and Discover Health. She also piloted an employee wellness program targeted at area employers. Other roles have seen Trabue serve as a health educator as well as provide support for critical dental care delivery at the Hamilton County General Health District and Cincinnati Health Department, respectively.

Additionally, Angelica Hardee, PhD, has accepted the position of Senior Manager, Gen-H. Hardee is a Certified Health Education Specialist by the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing, and joins The Health Collaborative from the Health Promotion and Education Program at the University of Cincinnati. There, she was a senior researcher for the Africana Health Research Laboratory in the Department of Africana Studies as well as a graduate teaching assistant for both the Health Promotion and Education Program and the Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning (CET&L).

Hardee is a Certified Health Education Specialist by the National Commission of Health Education Credentialing, and joins The Health Collaborative from the Health Promotion and Education Program at the University of Cincinnati.

Hardee was instrumental in organizing the March 2016 “Let’s Change Our City” conference promoting a healthier Cincinnati and addressing social determinants of health. This student-led initiative earned her a nod as a finalist, along with her colleague Caroline Hensley, for The Health Collaborative’s 2016 Inspire | Healthcare Gen-H Award.

“Angelica is a go-getter with contagious enthusiasm for improving health and the quality of life of our friends and neighbors in Greater Cincinnati,” says Craig Brammer. “She comes to The Health Collaborative with demonstrated experience in making ideas happen and I look forward to seeing her do the same alongside Kiana as part of the new Gen-H team.”

Both Hardee and Trabue will join the staff of The Health Collaborative on August 28, 2017, with a welcome reception and targeted stakeholder meetings planned for early fall.

 

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