Author: Multiple Authors (Multiple Authors)

Home / Multiple Authors
Racism as a Public Health Crisis: maternal and infant health  
Post

Racism as a Public Health Crisis: maternal and infant health  

By: Hope Lane-Gavin and Natasha Takyi- Micah Of all of our priority areas this year, the time we’ve invested in maternal and infant health has garnered a lot of attention and ultimately, results. We continue to promote dialogue on every platform and emphasize the importance of the issue to policymakers at all levels, especially where...

case for PACE Lorain
Post

A Compelling Case for PACE: Lorain County

By: John Corlett, President and Executive Director Emily Muttillo, Director of Research, Williamson Family Fellow for Applied Research Programs for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) delivers coordinated care outside of an institution for those requiring a high level of medical and social care to maintain independence. An interdisciplinary team of professionals coordinates the care...

Latest Ohio Department of Health infant mortality report: crisis and disparities remain
Post

Latest Ohio Department of Health infant mortality report: crisis and disparities remain

By: Hope A. Lane-Gavin, Fellow, Health Equity Natasha Takyi-Micah, Public Policy & External Affairs Associate Addressing the infant mortality crisis in Ohio remains one of our top priorities at The Center for Community Solutions, as an avenue to improving public health. Infant mortality is defined as the death of an infant before their first birthday....

ARPA Funding is an Opportunity to Improve OhioWIC
Post

ARPA Funding is an Opportunity to Improve OhioWIC

By: Hope A. Lane-Gavin, Fellow, Health Equity, The Center for Community Solutions Katherine Ungar, Policy Associate, Children’s Defense Fund – Ohio The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) of 2021 has been at the top of hearts and minds since its passage last year as state and local governments prioritize economic recovery following the height of the...

Not So Golden Years: Listening to Ohio’s Hungry Older Adults
Post

Not So Golden Years: Listening to Ohio’s Hungry Older Adults

By: Sarah Hudacek, Policy Assistant, Advocates for Ohio’s FutureHope A. Lane Gavin, Health Equity Fellow, The Center for Community Solutions Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a myriad of temporary health and human service programming was created to help stabilize families facing unprecedented illness, job loss and closures. Much of this programming was targeted at low-income working...

Post

Bridging the COVID Cliff: preparing for the Public Health Emergency Unwind, watch webinar

The flexibility and expansions that kept many households afloat during the pandemic will end when the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) expires, perhaps as soon as July, causing a COVID Cliff. Families still fighting to gain stability will face the end of enhanced Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, the redetermination of the full Medicaid...

Post

Barriers to accessing and navigating OhioWIC: user experiences can inform improvements

By: Hope A. Lane-Gavin, Fellow, Health Equity, The Center for Community Solutions Katherine Ungar, Policy Associate, Children’s Defense Fund – Ohio Over the past several months, The Center for Community Solutions and Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio have worked together to evaluate the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program to Women, Infants, and Children (WIC). WIC is a critical program,...

Post

Ohio Benefits Self-Service Portal Gets Important Upgrade; Ohio Starts to Commit to Human Centered-Design

By:  Rachel Cahill, Visiting Fellow, Public Benefits Jami Turley, Ohio Benefits System User Ohioans have long faced problems using Ohio’s online application and case management system for key work supports, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid, and Ohio Works First (OWF). In November 2020, Community Solutions published a paper entitled,  Prioritize Customer Needs...

Lessons of Two Years of COVID-19: Impacts of an Offline System for WIC Beneficiaries in Ohio
Post

Lessons of Two Years of COVID-19: Impacts of an Offline System for WIC Beneficiaries in Ohio

By: Hope A. Lane-Gavin, Fellow, Health Equity, The Center for Community Solutions Katherine Ungar, Policy Associate, Children’s Defense Fund – Ohio In our first blog of this series highlighting our research into the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) and how it operates in Ohio, we outlined many of the program’s...

  • 1
  • 2
  • 7