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About the building
In 1855, the North Presbyterian Church lovingly built and grew what is now Cincy Greens. After 166 of serving the community, North Church closed her doors only to be reopened by Florence Rothenberg, MD, in 2022.
Dr. Rothenberg is a cardiologist who has been caring for hearts in Cincinnati since 2006. She became frustrated by the fact that many of her patients did not have access to a healthy diet or have the ability to engage in regular exercise. Without these, she knew, achieving better health would be difficult, if not impossible.
Her company, Heart In Balance, LLC, purchased the 47,000 square foot property to transform it into a community health center with three goals:
improve access to fresh produce by growing it on site,
improve health literacy through classes and individual counseling,
improve community health through listening and outreach.
First, Dr. Rothenberg created a Preventive Medicine consultancy within Cincy Greens called Ounce of Prevention. (maybe make the "ounce of prevention" a hyperlink to the site?)
Ounce of Prevention has both in-person and telemedicine services in which Dr. Rothenberg utilizes up-to-date research to identify your specific risk factors for heart disease and stroke.
She will then work with you with the goal of minimizing those risks.
Next, Dr. Rothenberg created a 501(c)(3) nonprofit called Food For Thought Cincinnati. (link to the site)
Food For Thought Cincinnati Mission Statement: Urban communities working together to nourish its people.
The heart of this mission is a rooftop garden that is currently in the design and fundraising stages of development. Find out how you can make this a reality.
This locally grown organic produce will be provided to the community in a way to improve access, health, and support local businesses. Our goal is to create a new model for urban health that utilizes all of its space and resources.
Lastly, her company, Heart In Balance, LLC, oversees event spaces and utilization of what was the beautiful and historic North Presbyterian Church building, now Cincy Greens, to continue its tradition of bringing the community together.
Social events, lectures on health and civics, community engagement and enrichment, all can take place in the many rooms available. Find out how you can have your event in this beautiful, historic building.
Formerly the North Church until 2022
Became Heart In Balance in 2022
Ounce of Prevention, Food For Thought, etc. currently operate out of the building.
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