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December 11, 2019

Akron Children’s Hospital: Community Health Needs Assessment

Click here to read the full report! The Center for Community Solutions was pleased to work with Akron Children’s Hospital on its fourth Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The CHNA took a look at the needs of children living in Ashland, Columbiana, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne counties. Take a look...

October 21, 2019

Ohio awarded federal grants to address, study maternal health

By: Tara Britton, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy Hope Lane, Public Policy & External Affairs Associate Ohio was recently notified that it will receive two new federal grants to address maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity in the state. These grants come from two separate agencies within the U.S. Department of Health and Human...

September 26, 2019

My Brother My Sister to receive $25,000 prize

My Brother My Sister has been selected to receive the $25,000 Anisfield-Wolf Memorial Award for its program that helps young people of color to stay in school, graduate and go on to college. The award is presented annually by the Cleveland Foundation and The Center for Community Solutions for outstanding community service. My Brother My...

September 10, 2019

Number of uninsured Ohioans, children climbing

According to new information released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of Ohioans who do not have health insurance has gone up. In 2018, 744,000 Ohioans did not have health insurance, compared to 686,000 Ohioans in 2017 – an increase of 58,000 people. Ohio was one of only eight states in the country...

June 13, 2019

Securing Stability: Legal Aid’s Lasting Impact

The Center for Community Solutions was engaged by The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and Community Legal Aid to examine whether civil legal assistance has a lasting impact. Using a mixed-methods approach, Community Solutions collected data from former clients from both Legal Aid nonprofit organizations that serve 13 counties in Northeast Ohio. More than 1,250...

June 12, 2019

The Senate budget is out, what does it mean for health and human services?

By: Loren C. Anthes, MBA, Public Policy Fellow, Medicaid Policy Center Melissa Federman, Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Tara Britton, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy | Edward D. and Dorothy E. Lynde Fellow On Tuesday, the Ohio Senate released its version of the state budget, Substitute House Bill 166. We’ll be sharing more about...