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Who receives adequate prenatal care in Ohio, and who doesn’t?

Five years of Ohio birth records reveals a stark reality about prenatal care inadequacies in Ohio, especially for uninsured, BIPOC, or undereducated patients. Access to prenatal care is important for birthing healthy babies and it’s a priority area that The Center for Community Solutions is regularly writing, and writing, and researching, and writing, (and still...

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Redistricting and representation in rural, white Ohio 

Key Findings  Ohio recently completed a two-year process to create new Senate and House district maps  The majority of new districts are comprised of mostly census-designated rural regions   73 percent of senate districts and 63 percent of House districts are majority rural  Rural regions comprise about 90 percent of the Ohio’s land, yet only...

Ohio cities are getting more diverse; rural areas are not
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Ohio cities are getting more diverse; rural areas are not

When you have a good idea, own it. When you borrow a good idea, give credit! Credit for this next good idea came from a caller on a radio show a few weeks ago. I was driving through the beautiful hills of Southeastern Ohio listening to an interview with Dr. William Frey, a researcher at...

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What does our new research tell us about food insecurity?

In March 2023 the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) emergency allotments were cut, impacting the Ohio households that depended on those funds to feed themselves and their families. Much ink has been rightfully spilled on this impending issue of hunger and food insecurity in Ohio. Data gathered by Community Solutions may add meaningful insights to...

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Racism is a public health crisis: white radicalization and the lie of meritocracy

One of the more recent tragedies of white male radicalization was the terrorist attack in a Buffalo supermarket earlier this summer, in which a young man who looks like me sought to destroy the lives of as many Black people as possible. No one demanded to know what *I* think of white male rage, violence,...

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Exploring the Digital Divide in Ohio

Ohioans are becoming more connected than ever before. According to the newly released American Community Survey 2020 5-year estimates, 84.9% of Ohio households (4,003,564 households) are connected to the internet. The majority (84.5%; 3,988,413 households) of these connections are high speed broadband connections, such as cable, fiber optic, cellular data, or satellite services, however, a...

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Data without context can be dangerous

Our updated City of Cleveland Ward fact sheets provides local leaders, elected officials, and community members with additional tools to inform their decision making. While this is very exciting, we feel it is also important to take a moment to reflect on what this information is, and most importantly what it is not, and to...

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