Chief Medical Officer to Lead Regional Health Transformation Work

(Cincinnati, Ohio - May 30, 2013) The Health Collaborative, the Greater Cincinnati Health Council, and HealthBridge announce Dr. Richard Shonk has joined as Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of the three organizations.  The three nonprofit health improvement, technology, and hospital service organizations aligned in 2012 under a common CEO. Dr. Richard Shonk Dr. Shonk will be [...]

The Case for Health Collaboratives

  You know how sometimes when you are extremely close to something, there's a tendency to forget how good it looks from a few steps back.  We get in that rut on occasion at the Health Collaborative as we work to improve the quality of heath care in Greater Cincinnati from our humble offices above [...]

The Health Collaborative, The Kroger Co., and University of Cincinnati Selected for Grant to Study Medication Use during Care Transitions

Grant will study role of medication management in patient outcomes after a hospital stay Cincinnati, OH – A partnership involving The Health Collaborative, The Kroger Co., and the University of Cincinnati’s James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy has received a $600,000 research grant from the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) Foundation. The two-year [...]

Management of Diabetes Improves Dramatically in Cincinnati

August 13, 2014 (Cincinnati, Ohio): New data on diabetes care shows management of diabetes in Greater Cincinnati patients is improving by healthy margins., the community’s only not for profit resource for health care quality ratings, found that 35% of patients with diabetes were now in control of their disease compared to 29% in the previous reporting [...]

January Progress Report: Collective Impact on Health

  A Summary of the January 21 Steering Committee Meeting We are enthusiastic about the insights and solutions developed during our January 21st Steering Committee meeting. Below is a summary of our progress and next steps as we prepare for our third Leadership Forum meeting, coming up in March. We will have another Steering Committee meeting in [...]

Cincinnati MD Jobs’ TAP MD Program Names 41 Students to Class of 2015

The TAP MD program of Cincinnati MD jobs, the area’s only physician recruitment enterprise, has announced their largest class of 41 local high school juniors since the program's inception in 2011. TAP MD is designed to help exceptionally talented high school students “tap” into their potential to fulfill careers in medicine. “This group of young scholars is the [...]

Greater Cincinnati Health Council, HealthBridge and the Health Collaborative Planning Merger

The Greater Cincinnati Health Council, HealthBridge and the Health Collaborative have announced plans to merge into a single organization. The governing bodies of all three organizations approved the directional concept late in 2014 to allow for planning and due diligence. Currently, work is in progress to develop the new governance for the merged entity and facilitate [...]

Greater Cincinnati Primary Care Practices Improved Colon Cancer Screenings

GREATER CINCINNATI PRIMARY CARE PRACTICES IMPROVED COLON CANCER SCREENINGS  Report finds 6% increase in overall rate for colon cancer screening in region CINCINNATI – More patients in Greater Cincinnati are getting screened for colon cancer, according to a new report. The overall rate for colon cancer screening in Greater Cincinnati increased to 64 percent in 2013, [...]

IHI SCALE Initiative Selects Cincinnati’s COLLECTIVE IMPACT ON HEALTH as Pacesetter Finalist Community

PRESS CONTACT: Sandy George (617) 413-6126 CLINICIANS AND HEALTH LEADERS GATHER IN DALLAS TO ACCELERATE CHANGES IN PRIMARY CARE AND TO IMPROVE HEALTH IN THE COMMUNITY Finalists announced for newly funded initiative to support and learn from communities actively working to improve the health of their populations Cambridge, MA and Dallas, TX (Gaylord Texan Resort [...]