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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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You don’t have to be in prison to be on death row

Posted Wednesday, October 10, 2018 by Andria Carter

Since the beginning of the 20th century,...

Since the beginning of the 20th century, life expectancy for all Americans has increased significantly. Despite this, minority groups, especially...

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Men’s Health Initiative Hosts First Black Men’s Health Town Hall

Posted Friday, September 21, 2018 by Andria Carter

The Center for Closing the Health Gap...

The Center for Closing the Health Gap Men’s Health Initiative is hosting a Black Men’s Health Town Hall on Thursday,...

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Knowing the Risk of Diabetes

Posted Wednesday, September 5, 2018 by healthgap

Daphene Baines, instructor for the Do Right! Healthy...

Daphene Baines, instructor for the Do Right! Healthy Steps Series, offers some insight on living with and knowing the risk of...

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