Cincinnati, OH

Looking for a healthy Midwestern community to call your new home? The search is over! According to the Top 100 Best Places to Live by, Cincinnati ranked #2 in the nation in the health care category because of its accessible and affordable care. According to, “the cities that performed best on this list encourage healthy living by their very structure, as well as the presence of great, affordable care options.” The city’s health care score was 30 points higher than the average health care score of all 100 cities in the ranking. The Cincinnati...

When Cincinnati health leaders planned their community’s Aligning Forces for Quality work, they discovered that people with diabetes weren’t always aware of the recommended care they should be receiving—or whether their doctors provided it.  The Health Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati therefore developed an approach to educate patients and measure the care delivered by local providers to better tackle the disease.

Respected journalist Geri Aston explores how Cincinnati’s physicians, insurers and Fortune 500 companies are working together to...

Type II diabetes has become a national public health threat. As a chronic disease, diabetes is one of the leading causes of death and disability. In the United States, approximately 25.8 million people (8.3 percent of the population) meet the criteria for a diagnosis of diabetes, and 79 million people have pre-diabetes or impaired glucose tolerance. According to the National Institutes of Health, diabetes is associated with long-term complications that affect almost every part of the body. The disease often leads to blindness, heart and blood vessel disease, stroke, kidney failure,...

Cincinnati Aligning Forces for Quality (Cincinnati AF4Q) is led by the Health Collaborative. Established in 1992, the Health Collaborative is a diverse coalition of health care stakeholders representing the hospital, physician, employer, insurer, government, education and consumer sectors. Its mission is to stimulate significant and measurable improvement in the health status of the people in Greater Cincinnati through collaborative leadership.


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Cincinnati, OH
Health Improvement Collaborative of Greater Cincinnati
2649 Erie Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45208
Richard Shonk, MD
The Health Collaborative/ Greater Cincinnati Health Council/HealthBridge
Chief Medical Officer
Nancy Strassel
The Health Collaborative/ Greater Cincinnati Health Council/HealthBridge
Cincinnati AF4Q Project Director