Community Solutions is a leader in Ohio’s Health and Human Services space, focused on policy advocacy, research, and data analysis.
Organizations in Northeast Ohio and statewide use our analysis to understand public policies that affect their work and develop advocacy agendas accordingly.
Our extensive consulting operation provides research services for governmental entities as well as non-profits, foundations, state associations, and other organizations. Direct service organizations, funders, and policymakers rely on our data and analysis to inform their decision-making, which can impact all Ohioans.
Our Latest Research
Progress and Opportunities in Ohio’s Developmental Disabilities System
Over 1.6 million Ohioans have a disability, and a significant number of people care for someone with a disability. Advocacy efforts have demanded more intentional community integration, and multiple initiatives aim to improve and transform the system serving over 98,000 Ohioans.
Anchor Institutions: How Hospitals Can Hold Local Economies Down and the Case for Reforming Community Benefit
The hospital industry represents nearly $1 in $3 dollars spent on healthcare, largely tax-exempt. Community Benefit policy enables this exemption but does little to elevate social determinants of health or improve community health outcomes.
Policy Change Can Reduce Benefit Cliffs and Incentivize Work
For working families, benefits can bridge the gap between their earnings and the amount of money they need to make ends meet. In Ohio, someone working 40 hours per week for 52 weeks per year at minimum wage would earn less than the federal poverty level (FPL) for a family of three. Learn more here.
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From strategic planning to survey distribution and analysis to demographic research, our team is available to help you adjust to the ever-changing environment of health and human services.