The City of Cincinnati has a new Health Commissioner, Melba Moore, who hails from St Louis, Missouri where she led St Louis’ Health department as it’s Commissioner of Health for 17 years. She brings to Cincinnati a wealth of experience including improvement programs for asthma, obesity, childhood lead poisoning, sexually transmitted infections, environmental health and violent crime. She is currently a Doctoral candidate for Business Administration with a Health Care Administration Specialization.

The Elm Street Health Center was renamed for Bobbie Sterne (formerly Rose Hill). Sterne was a former City Council person who was a strong supporter of the Health Department. She was the voice for the voiceless and an early supporter of LGBTQ rights. She led the campaign to redo the sidewalks of the city so that people confined to a wheelchair could more easily traverse the city. She led the fight for health clinics for the underserved and for pre and post-natal care for those with no access to health services. The City of Cincinnati is proud for the name Bobbie Sterne to grace its Over-the-Rhine Health Center doors.

“Tobacco 21” passed City Council which raises the age to sell tobacco products to customers from 18 to 21 in Cincinnati.

A syringe exchange program operates at the following health centers:
NorthSide: 1670 Coopers Mondays: 2:00 – 5:00
Mt. Auburn: 659 Hollister Wednesdays: 10:00 – 1:00
Westwood: 2420 Harrison Wednesdays: 2:00 – 5:00
Corryville: 250 William Howard Taft Thursdays: 2:30 – 5:30

Kimya Moyo, Health Liaison

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