WeTHRIVE!℠ partners support the goals and objectives of the WeTHRIVE! initiative in the community-at-large, schools, worksites, faith communities, and other community-based settings.
This is an alphabetical list of WeTHRIVE! partners. Click on the name of the organization to see a summary of what they do, their website, and WeTHRIVE!-related stories. To contact a WeTHRIVE! partner, ask your health educator.
Works with local schools to provide customized, evidence-based educational programming to help students learn about mental health. This includes climate surveys, program funding and collaboration with students, staff and parents. They also promote optimal mental health for all through education, awareness, and stigma reduction; and provide resources through their website and community engagements, including talks and presentations to all audiences.
Stories: Partners care for mental health during COVID-19
All-In Cincinnati is an equity coalition aiming to deepen, amplify, and multiply local and regional efforts to build equitable, thriving neighborhoods. They seek to understand racial disparities and create a policy roadmap to ensure prosperity for all. With a focus on Black women, All-In works on policy concerning economic mobility, education, justice, health and housing; and has a goal to reach 100 Coalition members who are policy advocates in these areas.
American Heart Association
American Lung Association
Helps to combat the effects of lung diseases through educational programs and research. They offer smoking cessation through Freedom from Smoking, chronic lung disease support through the Better Breather’s Club, and asthma education through Open Airways, Asthma Basics and the Asthma Educator’s Institute. They also provide information on indoor and outdoor air quality that can be helpful in policy creation.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Project (BCCP)
BCCP helps low-income, uninsured, and underinsured women gain access to breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services; and they can assist with exams like mammograms, breast ultrasounds, breast biopsies, breast MRI, pap tests, and colposcopies. If diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer or pre-cancer that needs treatment, they have a special BCCP Medicaid that provides Medicaid coverage for the duration of their cancer treatment. BCCP also does community education about the program and screening recommendations.
Cancer Justice Network
Provide navigators, allies, to assist our high risk population in getting early screenings and timely treatments. They have a network of 25 organizations that are sites for conferences with high risk populations and places where navigators can help. They also work with all communities on cancer prevention education.
Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library
The Library values free, open, unrestricted access to its collections and services; and they are committed to connecting customers to ideas, information and materials in a friendly, nonjudgmental manner. They strive to offer materials, programs and services that represent the needs of a diverse population. The Library will help promote WeTHRIVE! community efforts, and can provide space at some of their locations depending on capacity and safety.
Stories: Library is 2nd responder to community needs
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Council on Aging (COA)
Serves older adults and people of all ages with disabilities by providing community-based services, including home care, homemaking, transportation, durable medical equipment and home delivered meals. Their FastTrack home program helps hospitalized seniors connect with essential in-home services at the point of discharge from the hospital. They also provide evidence-based Chronic Disease Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management, Chronic Pain Self-Management and Matter of Balance workshops.
Stories: Council on Aging helps a vulnerable population through COVID-19, Delhi Fire Department CARES
Creating Healthy Communities Coalition
They provide culinary programs to communities, schools and organizations around Greater Cincinnati. Their focus is mainly on the Cooking for the Family program, a 5-week program that teaches parents how to cook with and for their kids affordably and healthfully. The curriculum is translated into Spanish and translators can be provided if needed.
Freestore Foodbank Healthy Harvest Mobile Market
Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services (GCBHS)
As a comprehensive behavioral healthcare organization, GCBHS seeks to make life better and brighter for children and adults dealing with depression, anxiety, and the stresses of life, as well as mental health and/or addiction issues. They help people live healthy and productive lives by finding solutions and bringing hope through various levels of treatment services, community partnerships, and prevention education. They believe that when people get the help they need, their lives improve, they fully participate in our community, and our world is a better place.
Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council of Green Umbrella
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Cincinnati
Habitat provides low-income people the opportunity to realize their dreams of homeownership. Habitat is dedicated both locally and globally to construct, rehabilitate and preserve homes; advocate for fair and just housing policies; and provide training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. They welcome volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and serve people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.
Stories: Rock the Block more than just clean-up day for Lincoln Heights, Lockland homeowner grateful for Rock the Block
Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services
The agency supports more than 8,000 people with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout their lives, from babies through seniors, by providing case management, monitoring service quality, and funding services provided by our community partners. They support a local network of day and residential providers. They can also provide consultative support to help communities work through accessibility challenges and think through ways to be inclusive of all people.
Hamilton County Educational Service Center
The Center provides support to educational entities, non-profits, and other government agencies in instruction, administration, personnel, and finance. They support educational systems primarily in Southwestern Ohio with leadership, content coaching and professional development. They can also connect WeTHRIVE! teams with school district leaders.
Hamilton County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency (EMHSA)
EMHSA coordinates disaster preparedness and public safety related emergency management activities to serve and protect the public. This includes Alert Hamilton County (Alert HC) and Smart911, which are a joint effort to notify residents, visitors, and those who work in Hamilton County of emergency situations and other important information; as well as provide an opportunity to create a Safety Profile that can save vital response time during an emergency. They are also available for public education and outreach.
Hamilton County Planning + Development (HCP+D)
HCP+D engages with county jurisdictions to assist in long-term planning goals identified by the community and can provide funding for community and economic development projects. They collaborate on projects such as developing a trail network, Safe Routes to School, Food Policy Council, and green infrastructure. Whether reviewing construction plans for a new hospital, writing new zoning regulations for parking standards, or mapping storm water systems, the staff of HCP+D works to make Hamilton County a great place to live, work and play.
Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH) – Emergency Preparedness
They partner with the community and other public health and emergency response agencies in the tri-state area to make our region and our county safer, healthier and better prepared to respond to emergencies. HCPH works directly with communities to update and exercise their preparedness plans and to make operation of their Points of Dispensing (PODs) seamless when needed. They help communities learn to recruit, train and retain volunteers, as well as how to communicate potentially lifesaving information and processes during public health emergencies.
Hamilton County Public Health – Environmental Health
They do inspections throughout the county for food services, swimming pools, nuisance and housing, bedbugs, schools, mosquito surveillance, public accommodation facilities, campgrounds, and contract to do mobile home park inspections. Sanitarians build relationships with residents and business owners, and assure regulatory compliance through education, risk assessment, communication, prevention and, when necessary, enforcement. They can provide educational information and presentations as well as feedback on rules and regulations they enforce.
Hamilton County Public Health – Epidemiology
They work to detect and help diagnose community health issues in Hamilton County that run the gamut from outbreaks of infectious disease to high infant mortality rates. Epidemiologists conduct disease and injury surveillance through the ongoing collection, analysis, and reporting of public health data; and conduct research to identify and investigate the risk factors associated with disease and injury in our community. They can help communities understand health issues by providing technical assistance in analyzing and interpreting health data.
Hamilton County Public Health – Water Quality
The Stormwater Program within the Division of Water Quality responds to all water quality related surface water complaints, works with property owners on required connection into the sanitary sewer, and maps the location of sewage treatment systems and private stormwater infrastructure in accordance with federal requirements. The team provides training to employees of member jurisdictions of the Hamilton County Storm Water District (HCSWD) about best management practices in preventing and/or reducing pollutant runoff from maintenance facilities. In addition, they assist member jurisdictions in completing a required Water Quality Maintenance Management Plan for their facilities.
Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District – Division of Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services
The Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District provides recycling and waste reduction assistance and education to communities, schools and businesses. Their Let’s Stop Waste program offers technical assistance and assets to reduce waste and increase recycling for any office or place of business. They also work with communities to increase residential recycling, recycling in public places and offer programs to promote backyard composting, food waste reduction, yard trimmings drop-offs, and illegal dumping.
Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District
They provide free, standards-based (including virtual) education programs based on natural resource conservation and local environmental issues for PreK-12th grade students. They assist landowners with planning and applying conservation practices on their land and work with local contractors and developers to prevent erosion and sediment issues on construction sites. The District also promotes watershed protection and soil fertility issues, and works with community members to monitor local water quality in area streams.
HealthSource of Ohio
HealthSource of Ohio is a not-for-profit community health center that provides quality, patient-centered primary and preventative care. Their services include Family Practice, Pediatrics, Ob/Gyn, Dental, Behavioral Health, and Pharmacy services, and they accept both insured and uninsured patients. Healthsource is the largest community health center in the state of Ohio and provides care to patients throughout Southwest Ohio in eight counties with seventeen locations.
HEAT (Holistically Empowering All Teens)
Interact for Health
Interact for Health is a private foundation that is improving the health of all people in the Greater Cincinnati region. They serve as a catalyst by promoting health equity through grants, education, research, policy and engagement. To amplify the impact of their work, Interact for Health focuses on three strategic priorities: reducing tobacco use, addressing the opioid epidemic and ensuring that children have access to health care through school-based health centers.
La Soupe bridges the gap between food waste and hunger using a chef based model by rescuing perishable food, transforming it into delicious and nutritious meals, and sharing with the food insecure and their supporters. They also rescue prepared food from restaurants and deliver it directly to agencies that feed the hungry. La Soupe relies on many volunteers for their Rescue, Transform and Share program, as well as some of their other programs like the Bucket Brigade, Cincinnati Gives a Crock, and the Community Kitchen Program.
Stories: Youth learn healthy cooking from Cincinnati Gives a Crock
Living Arrangements for the Developmentally Disabled (LADD)
LADD empowers adults with developmental disabilities to live, work and connect. Through housing, health and wellness, day programs, employment, and advocacy, their work propels the inclusion and success of people with disabilities and inspires others to see strength in diversity. LADD is also the first in the nation to pioneer a new model of community living using smart home technologies, wearables and remote support systems.
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Mercy Health commits to the core values of compassion, excellence, human dignity, justice, sacredness of life and service. At each of their more than 600 points of care, they deliver high-quality, compassionate care with one united purpose: to help their patients be well in mind, body and spirit. They have also developed and implemented many community health programs with focuses on infant mortality, substance abuse, healthy living and eating, cancer, grieving and other prevalent health needs.
Together with their partners, MindPeace continues the development of a system of mental health and wellness for all children and teens in Greater Cincinnati. A key focus is the unique network of over 180 financially self-sustaining and integrated school-based mental health partnerships, which have been chosen by community stakeholders, are co-located and offer full-time therapy support within the schools they serve. MindPeace also has an on-line searchable database of mental health providers who serve children, adolescents and young adults, as well as resources for children, parents and educators including Virtual MindPeace Rooms.
Stories: Partners care for mental health during COVID-19
Mission2Move is a non-profit organization that strives to improve academic performance and the social emotional behavior of children through movement and mindfulness. They build resilience in students by equipping them with coping strategies, and work with teachers to help them teach kids how to move and be mindful. The students not only master what it means to be resilient, but emerge as community advocates promoting healthy choices for local families and communities.
Stories: M2M brings movement, mindfulness to kids
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Southwest Ohio
NAMI Southwest Ohio provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives. They offer educational programs, support groups, an information and referral phone line, and public awareness presentations. NAMI Southwest Ohio is ready to provide their resources to support mental health and help reduce stigma which continues to be the number one reason individuals do not seek help.
Stories: North College Hill takes action to save lives
Ohio State University (OSU) Extension – Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) – Hamilton County
The OSU Extension EFNEP program teaches people how to live healthier lives while making the most of limited resources. EFNEP offers evidenced-based programming focused on teaching families to choose and prepare healthy meals, prepare food safely, stretch their food dollars, and increase physical activity. They offer two FREE class series, one for youth which includes hands-on activities and aligns with Ohio Common Core Standards, and one for adults that also engages participants in hands-on learning.
Stories: OSU Extension partners with WeTHRIVE! communities and WeTHRIVE! teams bring Eating Smart, Being Active classes to Forest Park & Whitewater
People Working Cooperatively (PWC)
PWC provides critical home repairs, energy conservation, and accessibility modification services to help low income residents remain independent and healthy in their homes. Whole Home is PWC’s “fee for service” social enterprise that provides high-end finishes and sophisticated innovative designs, and the proceeds directly benefit PWC. In addition, their Whole Home Innovation Center is a first-of-its-kind space, focusing on the relationship between health and homes, while also offering evidenced-based fall prevention classes throughout the year.
Stories:Delhi Fire Department CARES
PreventionFIRST! is a non-profit focused on substance use and behavioral health prevention across the lifespan. Their mission is to promote healthy behaviors by sparking and sustaining community change. They provide guidance on developing grassroots organizations devoted to substance abuse prevention, prevention-based trainings and prevention based programs for schools and communities.
Stories: Our partnership with PreventionFIRST! is a win-win, Students lead education on tobacco policy, Addyston, North Bend go tobacco-free after hearing from Three Rivers students, Winton Woods students create anti-tobacco radio spots
Produce Perks Midwest, Inc.
Produce Perks Midwest leads nutrition incentive programming across Ohio,and their flagship program, Produce Perks, helps families buy fruits and vegetables by providing a $1:$1 match for SNAP and P-EBT shoppers – doubling their purchasing power. Their Produce Prescription (PRx) program provides financial resources (to purchase fruits and vegetables) for patients experiencing food insecurity and chronic, diet-related illness in partnership with healthcare providers and payors. They partner with grassroots organizations throughout the state to innovate food system solutions that increase affordable access to healthy foods, stimulate local economies and support local farmers and small-scale retailers.
Restoring Hope Counseling and Coaching
Society of St. Andrew – Ohio
The Society of St. Andrew works with local growers to glean (i.e., harvest, or pick up) their produce that is not marketable — but is still good food — and transport it to organizations that serve those with little access to healthy food. They organize volunteer gleaners to help toward this end, and aim to redistribute gleanings within or near the county where they are gleaned (register to volunteer using the website link). They also have Potato and Produce projects that consist of salvaging tractor-trailer loads of food and reroute it to agencies, large and small, for redistribution.
Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency – Division of Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services
They work with local, state and federal government agencies, businesses, communities, and residents to achieve and maintain healthy air quality. The Agency monitors air quality levels and issues public alerts if air quality is forecasted to be unhealthy, and regulates industrial air emissions through permitting and inspections. It also provides pollen and mold counts, and air pollution mitigation initiatives for communities, businesses, and schools.
Special Olympics Hamilton County (SOHC)
SOHC provides sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, and strives for them to have the opportunity to become useful and productive citizens who are accepted and respected in their communities. They partner with community resources to provide sports, health and wellness, engagement, and social opportunities for their athletes. Programs include Traditional (SO athletes only) and Unified Sports, which allows a person without intellectual disabilities to be on the same team as one of their athletes, and Healthy Athletes which focuses on the overall well-being of their athletes.
Stories: Special Olympics keeps athletes active, Special Olympics keeping athletes healthy with new initiatives
Talbert House is a community-wide nonprofit network of services focusing on empowering children, adults and families to live healthy, safe and productive lives. They provide mental health, substance use, housing, primary care, prevention, and more at multiple sites throughout Southwest Ohio. Their Crisis Line phone and text numbers are: 513-281-CARE (2273) – 24/7 crisis hotline, or Text “talbert” to 839863.
The Christ Hospital Health Network
For more than a century, The Christ Hospital has been dedicated to providing exceptional, compassionate care to the Greater Cincinnati region. By transforming what healthcare can be, they have grown to be more than just a hospital. Today, they are an extensive network of physicians and healthcare providers, working together in neighborhoods throughout the region, so that same level of care is more accessible and convenient to all the individuals they serve.
The Health Collaborative: Gen-H
The Health Collaborative works with those improving community health, those receiving healthcare, those providing healthcare and those paying for healthcare. Generation Health, known as Gen-H, is a systems-level health initiative to make Cincinnati healthy by design; and through collaboration, education, and advocacy they are dedicated to health equity. Their vision is to leverage community health needs assessment (CHNA) data to shape community strategies to achieve health equity; and their mission is to convene and align the region’s collective efforts to improve health by focusing on policy, systems, and environmental strategies, health related social needs, and social determinants of health.
The mission of TriHealth is to improve the health status of the people they serve; and they pursue their mission by providing a full range of health-related services, including prevention, wellness and education. TriHealth’s vision is to be where people want to work, where physicians want to practice, and most importantly, where the community wants to go when they need the best quality, service, safety and value in health care. As a mission-based organization, they will live out the values of their sponsors using good stewardship in all decisions and by making a difference in the communities they serve.
UC Center for Community Engagement
United Way of Greater Cincinnati
United Way of Greater Cincinnati Success By 6®
YMCA of Greater Cincinnati
The YMCA aims to improve the community’s health and well-being by providing programs and activities that promote wellness, reduce risk for disease and help others reclaim their health. The Community Health branch offers a diabetes prevention program, an arthritis management program, a cancer wellness program, a blood pressure self-monitoring program, and a children’s health education program. The Community Health branch specifically focuses on chronic disease management and prevention, but the YMCA of Greater Cincinnati has a myriad of programs for people of all ages.
Stories: YMCA supports body, mind & spirit in pandemic
The partners listed above joined the WeTHRIVE! initiative by completing the WeTHRIVE! Partner Support Form. If your organization is interested in becoming an official WeTHRIVE! partner, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 513-946-7800.