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June 6, 2020

Addressing two epidemics: COVID-19 and racism

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conferences updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Friday mornings. “Today, I join you with a heavy heart.” Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish opened Friday’s media briefing by addressing the current protests of the death of George Floyd happening in the county and across the country. He...

April 7, 2020

Voting during COVID-19

Last month, Ohio legislators passed an emergency coronavirus legislation (House Bill 197) extending the March 17 primary election to April 28. With this legislation, the majority of voters will be voting by mail with limited in-person available for a select few. How to vote Vote-by-mail. Eligible voters who were registered to vote by February 18...

February 10, 2020

Minority students and special education

A flashcard of a plate, something that I learned to call a dish, was what could have placed me in special education. I didn’t have a medically diagnosed physical or intellectual disability, just a difference in dialect. That seemingly small difference could have changed the course of my life. Special education is important for students who...

April 22, 2019

Where’s the data? A look at data collection among the LGBTQ community

One in five LGBTQ people face employment discrimination. That was one of the statistics shared by American Progress’ Caitlin Rooney before a sold-out room of health and human service leaders, advocates and community members. More than 100 people gathered at the Greater Cleveland Food Bank last week to attend The Center for Community Solutions’ event...

November 28, 2016

The Results Are In! Community Solutions’ 2016 Audience Survey

Every year, The Center for Community Solutions surveys our audience to find out what they think are the most pressing issues facing Ohio, and to get a sense of areas of strength and opportunities for improvement in our work.  The 2016 online survey was conducted over the course of three weeks in September and October. ...

October 25, 2016

JMOC: Setting the Rate

In September, the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee (JMOC) met to discuss the preliminary report from the JMOC actuary, Optumas. During that meeting, Optumas laid out the basic process for determining the JMOC per member per month (PMPM) growth rate, and there was a review of the statutory obligations of JMOC when setting said rate. To...