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April 5, 2021

Racial equity and social services safety net top concerns: Results of the 2021 Community Solutions survey

For the first time, “eliminating racist policies and practices and promoting racial equity” was identified as the most important issue confronting the State of Ohio, according to our 2021 survey. Respondents came from across Ohio and included nonprofit executives, elected officials, business people, professors, students, and foundation program officers. More than 330 people responded to...

March 29, 2021

Benefit cliff webinar questions and answers

The questions below were submitted by participants during “The Benefit Cliff” webinar presented by The Center for Community Solutions on February 19, 2021. Each of the questions below were submitted by attendees during the presentation.   Q: Have you compared your trend lines to where families would be with none of these programs?  Doing so...

March 8, 2021

The COVID recession: A tale of two recoveries

What do the letters W, U, V, Z and L have in common? They are all ways to describe the shape of an economic recovery based on trends of the gross domestic product (GDP). A recession is usually defined by two quarters in a row of negative GDP growth. A new letter has been introduced...

January 25, 2021

Five takeaways: Ending the HIV epidemic requires changes both large and small

Scientific advances in recent years makes an end to the HIV epidemic a real possibility. As 2020 ended, three communities from Ohio completed plans to do just that. The goal of the plans is aggressive: reduce new HIV infections by at least 90 percent by 2030. Cuyahoga, Franklin (Central Ohio) and Hamilton counties were identified...

November 5, 2020

Health and human service levies received bi-partisan support across the state

Amidst the uncertainty about the Presidential Election, one thing is clear – Ohioans overwhelmingly support health and human services. All but one of the 51 county health and social service levies before voters on Tuesday passed – many with large margins. The exception was the only new levy up for consideration, a 1.5 mill, 10-year...

November 2, 2020

Survey: COVID-19 continues to impact service delivery

Nearly eight months after Ohio recorded its first COVID-19 case, the global pandemic continues to disrupt the health and social services system. Community Solutions surveyed agencies from across Ohio to collect real-time information on what service providers are seeing and how they are adapting. Our first survey results were collected in April 2020, during a...