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We empower people who face health disparities to take control of their health through classes workshops and more.



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Did You Know that Race Can Predict How Long You Live?

We are building a culture of health in Cincinnati to empower our people where they live, work and play. The Health Gap addresses the very real issue of health disparities in Cincinnati. From government and health organization partnerships to grassroots programs and initiatives, we are improving lives every day.

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A Grassroots Movement

In 2004 former Cincinnati Mayor Dwight Tillery founded the Health Gap. His mission to eliminate racial and health disparities through education, advocacy and outreach. The vision for the Health Gap was to make Cincinnati a healthier region — not just for some or most of the population but for all.


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Press the Right Button: The relationship between choice and access to healthy living options

Posted Thursday, December 6, 2018 by Lauren Hardin

By: Moriah Israel Lifestyle diseases, or illnesses...

By: Moriah Israel Lifestyle diseases, or illnesses that are primarily associated with daily living habits, make up 4 of 5...

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Health Gap Urges Individuals Needing Health Insurance to Take Advantage of Either Medicare or the ACA Open Enrollment

Posted Thursday, December 6, 2018 by Andria Carter

CINCINNATI – The Center for Closing the...

CINCINNATI – The Center for Closing the Health Gap is urging individuals or families in need of health insurance to...

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Type 2 Diabetes: Barriers to Self-Management

Posted Wednesday, November 7, 2018 by healthgap

By: Moriah Israel I will never forget...

By: Moriah Israel I will never forget the day I learned my mother had Type 2 Diabetes. I came into...

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