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August 12, 2019

Preview of the 2020-2021 Cuyahoga County budget

Introduction Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish will soon propose his third budget, the first of his second term. The 2020-2021 budget will prominently influence the future of the relatively young county government. The budget will bring a number of financial challenges. This post will briefly review the county budget process, what budget factors are known...

July 23, 2019

June HHSA meeting brings ADMAHS board presentation, discussion on proposed workforce contact

ADAMHS Board Cuyahoga County Council President Dan Brady joined members of the Health, Human Services and Aging (HHSA) committee at their June 19 meeting. The meeting featured a presentation from Scott Osiecki, CEO of the Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County and an update on the Propel Cuyahoga workforce...

July 15, 2019

Advocacy in Motion trainings show how to take advocacy to the next level

When one looks at the public policy landscape on the local, county and state levels, there are many important decisions that will significantly impact the quality of life for older adults in Greater Cleveland. This year alone, policy decisions like the state transportation budget, and the state and county budgets will affect services such as...

June 14, 2019

Cuyahoga County HHSA Committee Awards Workforce Development Contracts

The Cuyahoga County Council Health, Human Services and Aging (HHSA) Committee heard a workforce development Request for Proposal (RFP) award for contracts with two agencies: the first to Maximus, a national workforce development entity with a local presence in Cleveland, for an award of $2,606,193.96, the other to The Centers for Families and Children for...

June 10, 2019

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center, Greater Cleveland Foodbank present to county committee

The May 22 meeting of the Cuyahoga County Council Health, Human Services and Aging (HHSA) Committee heard a workforce development Request For Proposal (RFP) award for contracts with two agencies and two presentations from community organizations: The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center and The Greater Cleveland Foodbank. The Cleveland Rape Crisis Center The first presentation was...

April 1, 2019

County HHSA Committee hears update on JFS call center, and approves contracts worth more than $12 million

The March 20 meeting of the Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services and Aging committee featured a presentation from the Director of Cuyahoga County Job and Family Services about the county’s phone system for determining assistance program eligibility, and testimony about multiple contracts for child support and the Board of Developmental Disabilities. Kevin Gowan, the new...

March 11, 2019

Family health, homeless services contracts focus of Cuyahoga County HHSA Meeting

The March 6 meeting of the Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services and Aging committee met to consider one contract related to family health, and another for homeless services. Bob Math, from the Cuyahoga County Department of Health and Human Services spoke on behalf of the Division of Child and Family Services. He requested approval for...

March 4, 2019

MetroHealth Receives Health Care Contract for Kids in Cuyahoga County Custody

The February 20 meeting of the Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services and Aging Committee featured the approval of one contract, totaling $850,000, which covers the health care needs of children who are in the custody of the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS). The contract lasts for one year, from January 1 to December...