Health & Wellness
Self-reported health was adopted as one of Greater Cincinnati's Bold Goals for health in 2011. The Bold Goal for self-reported health is that 70 percent of the community will report having excellent or very good health. “Walnut Hills and the other place matters neighborhoods are strategically important to our region to reach the Bold Goals for health, such as self-reported health,” says Ross Meyer, Vice President, Community Impact, United Way.
The 2013 and 2017 Community Health Status Survey (CHSS) conducted an oversample in Walnut Hills to learn more about its residents and their views on issues related to their health. The CHSS is sponsored by Interact for Health.
The 2013 CHSS was released in 2015. “We are already at work in our community, addressing the areas of general health and feelings of community and security,” said Kevin Wright, former Executive Director, Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation. “Through initiatives like the Farmstand on East McMillan with locally grown fruits and vegetables and community parks and gardens, produced through the sweat equity of community involvement, Walnut Hills is on its way to become the second downtown it once was." The full report is available here.
Results from the 2017 report are now available. From former Executive Director Emily Ahouse: "We believe that Walnut Hills deserves access to affordable, healthy food choices. The programs we’re implementing are designed, through education and hands-on experience, to encourage people to lead healthier lives in order to create a sustainable, thriving community. Overall, we’ve been focused not only on providing access to healthy foods, but also on creating a complete ecosystem where we work as a group to grow food, learn how to prepare it and then enjoy it together. All of this makes us better individually and stronger together." The full report is available here.