Our Latest Research

  • Wraparound Services for Young People in Poverty: Taking a Look at CCMEP with New Program Data

    The Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP) began in July 2016 and is targeted to reach one of Ohio’s most vulnerable populations – youth and young adults in poverty. The program combines funding from the Workforce Investment and Opportunities Act (WIOA) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to provide wraparound services to positively change work outcomes for those 14 to 24 years old. In October 2016, The Center for Community Solutions outlined CCMEP in detail. Almost a year and a half later, we now have data to evaluate the first quarter of the program, and to look at ways the program can be further improved to reach more individuals with significant barriers to employment.

  • Hungry for Policy, a Deeper Dive on Older Adults

    The Center for Community Solutions recently published an issue brief on the relationship between food insecurity and Medicaid. One of the key takeaways from the brief is that “as a social determinant of health, food insecurity increases cost and diminishes outcomes in health care.” With a high number of older adults in the aged, blind and disabled Medicaid population, Community Solutions took a closer look at the access older adults in Ohio have to healthy food, their ability to pay for medication and their overall health.

  • City Fact Sheets are now available!

    The Ohio Cities Fact Sheets highlight demographic projections, educational attainment, employment, income, poverty, health coverage, Medicaid, health indicators, and human services participation in all of the cities within Cuyahoga County and in several large cities across the state.