Programs & Initiatives

We are dedicated to serving the community through grassroots initiatives to educate those within it about living healthier lives through better nutrition, fitness and improving overall wellness.

Cooking ClassThe Do Right!® Campaign is a resident-led Block-at-a-Time lifestyle modification intervention program that focuses on physical activity level and dietary outcomes. It is currently running in Mt Auburn. Read more about participants’ personal stories >>


Addressing Food Deserts in Cincinnati’s most impacted neighborhoods is a major priority. Food deserts are areas where healthy, affordable food is difficult to obtain. Learn how The Health Gap is making a difference through the Cincinnati Fresh Food Retail Financing Fund, City of Cincinnati Food Access Task Force, and Do Right!® Corner Stores. Read more about food deserts >>


The Health Gap’s Annual Health Expo has reached more than 84,000 individuals since 2003. Nearly 30,000 health screenings have been conducted – 38% of which were for individuals who had not received a health check in past three years. Our more than 3,400 volunteers support this event and help to make it a success year after year. Read more about the Expo >>


IMG_9547_edited-1The Do Right!® Campaign was launched in 2008 to combat family obesity. The effort promotes healthy living through nutrition and physical activity serving almost 20,000 participants to date.

  • Health Leadership Institute & Challenge
  • Kids After School Intervention Program
  • Produce Markets
  • Master Nutrition Volunteer Certification
  • Community Engagement Academy

Read more about the Do Right! Programs >>


Hands Helping Hands is formerly the American Red Cross Nurses and Ushers. Their mission is to volunteer their time and resources to any faith-based, non-profit organization whose purpose is to better serve communities by spreading the works and word of projects and programs geared toward lifestyle changes for the betterment – by offering someone a hand.


Community Health University is currently being developed to equip individuals with the tools to navigate and utilize the health care system efficiently.