Cincinnati Health Department

City health
10:32 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Mayor Cranley: no politics in health board appointment

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said his decision to replace the chairwoman of the Cincinnati Board of Health has nothing to do with politics.  

Cranley said Tuesday in a phone interview he was appointing Herschel Chalk to replace Joyce Kinley, whose term expired on March 1st.  

“Herschel Chalk, who I’m appointing, has been a long-time advocate against prostate cancer, who's somebody I’ve gotten to know,” Cranley said.  “I was impressed by him because of his advocacy on behalf of fighting cancer.  I committed to appoint him a long time ago.”

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City health
8:49 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

New leader for city health board as Council votes on federal grant application

The chairwoman of Cincinnati's Board of Health is not being re-appointed to the board.  Joyce Kinley told Council's Budget and Finance Committee Monday Mayor John Cranley told her of his decision on February 24th.  

Council Member Chris Seelbach and Kinley had this exchange during the meeting.

  • Seelbach:  Did the Mayor give you any explanation?
  • Kinley:  He told me that he had to fulfill a campaign promise, and that's why he had to remove me.

Seelbach said he is concerned about putting politics above what is best for the city.  

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Health care
5:16 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Cincinnati Health Department grant application causing concern

A usually routine matter of letting the Cincinnati Health Department apply for a federal grant will likely be anything but routine this time.  

The agency wants to use the money to open two more health clinics in the city.  Right now it has five.  

Mayor John Cranley and some council members are concerned about the budget impact that will have on the city.  

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue February 25, 2014

Eliminating Health Inequalities in Cincinnati

Educating the public and medical professionals about health inequalities in our region.

  The Center for Closing the Health Gap recently launched a campaign to raise awareness of inequalities throughout our region that cause vulnerable populations in Cincinnati to have poorer health and shorter life expectancies. Closing the Health Gap Founder and President Dwight Tillery  and Executive Director Renee Mahaffey Harris talk about the campaign and initiatives to eliminate health inequalities in greater Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati Edition
7:30 am
Sun February 2, 2014

Reducing Infant Mortality

Premature birth is the leading cause of infant death
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