July 17, 2017

1. In the Nation: Senate Consideration of ACA Repeal has been Delayed
With Senator John McCain absent due to recent surgery, Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate would "defer consideration" of the Better Care Reconciliation Act. It is not clear when the bill will be debated. Some speculate that the delay gives detractors more time to pressure those, like Senator Portman, who have expressed reservations about supporting the legislation.

2. In the StateMedicaid Changes Would Hurt Ohio Patients and Insurers
Advocates, patients, their loved ones, and insurance lobbyists are all deeply concerned about the impact that proposed Medicaid changes in federal legislation would have had on Ohio. 


3. In the Region: Foreclosures in Akron Could Give Tenants Opportunities for Home Ownership
When a rental property is foreclosed; the tenants usually worry about being evicted. But for some residents in some of Akron's poorest neighborhoods, foreclosure proceedings against their landlord could enable them to purchase their current homes at a fraction of their current rent.

4. At Community Solutions: 'The State Budget Process: Through the Eyes of an Intern'
Explore the state budget process through the eyes of Graduate Assistant Adam White as he looks back at Community Solutions' work surrounding the FY 2018-2019 State Budget while offering some perspective into his intern experience in our latest Common Ground.

5. This Week's Featured InfographicWhat Causes Poor Birth Outcomes?
In our new report, Community Solutions examines factors that are correlated with poor birth outcomes such as low birth weight and prematurity. We found that a mother's age, race, education, smoking, and marital status have a significant impact on birth outcomes. Read the full report here.

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Cuyahoga County Council Committee Approves Contract Extension for Sex Ed.


What We Do

A nonprofit, non-partisan think tank, The Center for Community Solutions focuses on solutions to health, social and economic issues.

We help the people who help people -- human service professionals, civic leaders, and public officials. Our applied research, policy analysis, and non-partisan advocacy are what set us apart. With offices in Cleveland and Columbus, we identify, analyze, and explain key health, social, and economic data and issues, and propose non-partisan solutions to improve the lives of Ohioans. In addition to keeping an eye on emerging issues, we also focus on the following policies: 

  • Strengthening the Health and Human Services Safety Net
  • Medicaid
  • Safety, Health, and Economic Wellbeing of Older Adults  
  • Improving Maternal and Infant Health
  • Improving Access to Behavioral Health Services
  • Adolescent Reproductive Health Education