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April 4, 2022

Prevention services and systems of care key to implementing OhioRISE

By: Patrick Kanary, Consultant OhioRISE, Ohio’s next generation of behavioral health Medicaid for children, youth, and families, continues to roll forward to its ‘live’ date of July 1, 2022. Implementation of OhioRISE[1] is a complex and intensive process with multiple partners at the state and local levels. Implementation of OhioRISE is a complex and intensive process...

September 7, 2021

Dear Mayor, How Will You Help Survivors of Assault and Abuse?

By: Sondra Miller Dear Mayor: During your four-year term as mayor, we can estimate that nearly 4,000 residents will report a sex crime to the Cleveland Division of Police. During that same time, an additional 15,000 Cleveland residents will reach out to Cleveland Rape Crisis Center for support as they attempt to recover from recent or...

September 7, 2021

Dear Mayor, How can Community Solutions Help You Navigate the Health and Human Services Needs of the Community?

By:  David Miller, PhD, Chair, Board of Directors John Corlettt, President and Executive Director Dear Mayor, Congratulations on your recent election as Mayor of the City of Cleveland. The Center for Community Solutions stands ready to assist through the offering of non-partisan policy analysis and proactive recommendations regarding challenges as you begin your term in January,...

September 7, 2021

Dear Mayor, How Will You Support the Health and Safety of Residents?

By: Kimberly Foreman Dear Mayor: As we enter a season of transition for the Cleveland community, Environmental Health Watch (EHW) would first like to acknowledge the investment of our outgoing official, Mayor Frank G. Jackson. His tenor has produced for our city a focus on raising various public and environmental health needs such as First...

September 7, 2021

Dear Mayor, How Will You Address Infant and Maternal Mortality?

By: Nazleen Bharmal, MD, PhD, MPP Dear Mayor, Protecting infants and mothers from tragic and unnecessary deaths is a pressing issue. Infant and maternal mortality are critical indicators of the physical and financial health of a community. In Cleveland, we have made strides to achieve a 37 percent reduction in the overall number of infant deaths...

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