October 5, 2015

1. In the Nation: Home Visits Helps Lower Truancy and Better Reading Outcomes
A recent John Hopkins University study found that students who received home visits from their teacher were less likely to miss school. The study, which was funded by The Flamboyan Foundation, also found that the students who participated in the home visiting program were more likely to read at the grade-level.

2. In the State: Many Older Women in Ohio Live in Poverty
Many older women in Ohio are finding themselves dealing with financial difficulties, with 9.7 percent of older women in the State living in poverty, according to a new report from the Census Bureau. The report also found that without Social Security, the poverty rate among men and women 65 or older would jump from 14.4 percent to 50 percent.

3. In the Region: United Way Wants Clevelanders to “Earn It, Keep It and Save It”
In recognizing the struggles many Cleveland families have when it comes to finances, United Way of Greater Cleveland is directing $6 million in an effort to help Clevelanders become financially stable with their Earn It, Keep It and Save It strategy.

4. At Community Solutions: "Spotlight on Public Policy: The Opiate Epidemic"
In the midst of a devastating heroin crisis, at an astounding cost of lives, families and public resources, what can we do? Join Community Solutions and the Columbus Metropolitan Club Tuesday, October 13, for a discussion on the opiate epidemic as we welcome Sam Quinones, nationally acclaimed author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic. A discount is available to "Center for Community Solutions Invited Guest." To receive this discount, use the registration code “CFCS” (all caps). Learn more and register here.

5. This Week's CCS Infographic: How to Prepare for Flu Season
Colder weather has descended on Northeast Ohio, and today, the staff at Community Solutions is getting their flu shots to prepare for the season ahead! Getting your flu vaccine is one important way you can help fight the flu. For more information, and to view the full infographic, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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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 focus on five priorities. They include: 

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