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July 6, 2020

As the pandemic continues, we’re working to end another epidemic

In March, as the public was just beginning to become familiar with COVID-19, The Center for Community Solutions kicked-off an important project seeking to end another long-standing epidemic: HIV/AIDS. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV and more than 700,000...

May 18, 2020

Policy changes during COVID-19 have mixed impact: Qualitative data collected via Community Solutions’ survey

When The Center for Community Solutions designed our survey to find out how COVID-19 and the Stay-at-Home order were impacting service providers we included a number of open-ended questions. This enabled respondents to share experiences and thoughts without being confined to the answers provided in multiple choice questions. Taken together, these responses can be an...

May 1, 2020

Service provision has been disrupted, but agencies are adapting: Results of Community Solutions’ COVID-19 survey

The global COVID-19 pandemic, the Stay-at-Home order and social distancing recommendations adopted to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus have presented unprecedented challenges to service providers. Tens of millions of Americans are suddenly unemployed, children across the state are engaged in remote learning and many people are working from home. Nonprofits and government, like...

March 30, 2020

If we aren’t all counted, Ohio will have its smallest Congressional delegation in 200 years

The U.S. Constitution requires that the decennial census be used to allocate the number of members of the U.S. House of Representatives each state receives. For the past 50 years, the decennial census and reapportionment has meant a loss of congressional seats for Ohio. For the past 50 years, the decennial census and reapportionment has...

March 2, 2020

17 Counties Have Health and Social Services Levies on the Primary Ballot 

In the 2020 primary election, voters in 17 counties will have the opportunity to support health and social services by voting on multiple property tax levies. Most of the levies on the ballot this spring are renewals, but several communities are seeking increases or additional levies. Two communities where additional levies to support developmental disabilities...

November 6, 2019

Election Update: Ohio voters overwhelmingly approve health and social service levies. All but 2 Pass!

Ohio voters in communities across the state overwhelmingly approved renewals, replacements and increases of property tax levies that support health and social services. Few health and social service levy contests were even close, and in many cases 75 percent of voters cast their ballots in favor of the levies. Community Solutions compiled results by examining...

November 4, 2019

Nearly half of all Ohio counties have a health or social service levy on the ballot

Local property tax levies are an important source of funding for a variety of health and social service programs in Ohio. They fund everything from A (abuse and neglect investigations) to Z (Zika virus surveillance). Community Solutions identified 42 of Ohio’s 88 counties that have at least one levy for health or social services in...

October 7, 2019

Ohio’s single-mom households more likely to live in poverty than single dads, what does this mean for kids?

Being a single parent is hard. Without another adult in the family, responsibilities for caregiving, earning and household management fall on a single set of shoulders. There are more than 377,000 families with children in Ohio that are classified as “female householder, no husband present,” the Census Bureau’s designation for a single mother (or grandmother...