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July 12, 2021

Call the Midwife!

“They didn’t have access to doctors or nurses,” that was one of the startling things my mother shared when I asked how my grandmother, born in 1927 in the rural county of Montgomery, Alabama, came into the world — with the help of a midwife. Midwives in 1927 looked a lot different than they do...

June 16, 2021

Juneteenth: Just add it to the list of what we don’t learn in school

This week marks the Juneteenth holiday. In honor of this important day in American history, several Community Solutions staff members have written about the history of Juneteenth, and every day this week we will share posts about the holiday, the lasting impact of slavery and what structural racism means for Black Americans to this day. Read...

February 16, 2021

Access Denied: The impact of Cleveland’s digital divide on students

The library, a friend’s porch, the parking lot of the local McDonald’s, these were some of the places my daughters’ friends went to, so they could login to school at the beginning of the pandemic. And they weren’t alone. In Cuyahoga County, 25 percent of residents don’t have access to the internet or a computer....

February 5, 2021

Ohio to receive an increase in vaccine supply. 62,588 COVID-19 cases, 1,228 deaths

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on February 5, updating residents and the media about the number and rate of COVID-19 cases in the county. We know that access to business is one of the things that’s unequal throughout our community. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish opened the weekly briefing on February 5 with an update...

January 27, 2021

County to work with 2-1-1 on a COVID vaccine hotline. 57,511 COVID-19 cases, 1,449 deaths

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on January 22, updating residents and the media about the number and rate of COVID-19 cases in the county. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish opened the weekly briefing on January 22 with a coronavirus vaccine update. Beginning the week of January 18, residents aged 80 and older were eligible for...