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Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services, and Aging Committee Address Multiple Contracts
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Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services, and Aging Committee Address Multiple Contracts

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services, and Aging committee reconvened on September 21, 2022 after a lengthy recess. Because of the break, the county had to hear and consider several contracts, some of which required lengthy presentations and review. The following is a summary of those presentations. Additionally, several of the funding proposals would be...

The State of Our Institutions: Why We Must Keep Talking About Racism 
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The State of Our Institutions: Why We Must Keep Talking About Racism 

“Why does everything have to be about race?”    “I’m tired of talking about race.”    “I don’t see color.”   “You’re playing the race card.”   Have you heard these phrases? Perhaps you have said these phrases.   Such sentiments, however, are not new.    James Baldwin’s interview with Paul Weiss from 1967 describes institutional outcomes Acclaimed civil rights...

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Human Services Advocacy Network explores current state of the Cuyahoga County Diversion Center

On June 28, 2022, the Center for Community Solutions hosted a virtual conversation for the Human Services Advocacy Network (HSAN) titled “The State of the Diversion Center: Past, Present, and Future.” The panel consisted of Megan Testa, M.D., University Hospitals, Brandy Carney, Director of Public Safety and Justice, Cuyahoga County, Mike Randle, Executive Vice President...

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Understanding the Cuyahoga County levy calendar

As the county wrestles with the human toll and economic impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, county voters have consistently been supportive of county levies that fund community services, including health and human services. There are a number of levies currently in place in Cuyahoga County that impact the community; analysis of more than a...

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Cuyahoga County Council HHSA Committee Approves Salvation Army Contract

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Service, and Aging committee met on March 16 to hear one contract. The contract extension will run until September 30, 2022, for the Salvation Army Pick Up, Assessment Sheltering Service (PASS) Program. The PASS program provides basic temporary housing and rapid rehousing and recovery for up to 75 homeless men...

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HHSA Considers Homelessness Services and Child Support

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Service and Aging (HHSA) committee considered two very important subjects during their most recent meetings. The first meeting, held February 16, discussed the issue of homelessness, where the committee considered two contracts that would seek to enhance the delivery of homeless services. The other meeting was held on March 2,...

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Cuyahoga County HHSA committee awards more than $137 million in contracts at February meeting

The Cuyahoga County Council Health, Human Services and Aging (HHSA) Committee met for the first time since December and discussed a number of contracts pertaining to health and human services issues including infant and maternal health, senior services, and foster care. First Year Cleveland land multi-year agreement to address infant mortality The first contract was...

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Cuyahoga County Finalizes 2022-2023 Biennial Budget

The 2022-2023 Cuyahoga County budget, totaling $1.5 billion, represents the last proposed budget for the Armond Budish administration. Budish recently announced that he will not be running for re-election in 2022. In this county budget review, we will examine the 2022-2023 Cuyahoga County budget, as well as some of the amendments performed by Cuyahoga County...