Setting the Standard for Healthy Communities in Cincinnati

14 Mar 2014

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 AF4Q Alliance, led by the Health Collaborative, has been committed to contributing to its community’s health with the development and advancement of the Community-Based Care Transitions Collaborative. Cincinnati is one of 102 sites selected for the program which focuses on empowering patients to manage their chronic conditions as a means to help reduce 30-day hospital readmissions.  The program takes place in five regional hospitals. More than 3,000 patients have received care transitions coaching with the initiative. The region has seen an overall decrease of 3.8 percent of Medicare Fee-for-Service readmissions. Patients who received care transitions coaching from the Collaborative reported a 39.9 percent decrease in readmissions. Cincinnati was ranked 73rd of the 100 best cities to live in the United States. The ranking was created based on amenities, civic capital, demographic, economic, education, health care, housing, and infrastructure scores.

Read the original article from Livability's 100 Best Places to Live here.