Decline in Supplemental Poverty Measure Shows Positive Effect of Pandemic Economic Stimulus

On September 14, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual reports on income, poverty and health insurance coverage for 2020. Following are some highlights of these reports, which were compiled from the Census’s Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS-ASEC) conducted in March, 2021. Thirty-seven point two million Americans were poor in 2020. Of particular interest this year...

Community Solutions Appoints Three Distinguished Visiting Fellows

The Center for Community Solutions is appointing three distinguished individuals as Visiting Fellows. Rachel Cahill is being appointed as a Visiting Fellow, Public Benefits; Gayle Channing-Tenenbaum, Visiting Fellow, Children and Youth; and Zulma Zabala, Visiting Fellow, Community and Racial Equity. The knowledge and experience these three leaders bring to Community Solutions is extraordinary. Each of them, over the course of...

Lessons learned from the National Maternal Health Innovation Symposium

Natasha Takyi-Micah has been accepted into the in Families USA’s 2021 Health Equity Academy, where she will be focusing on maternal and child health issues. The second annual National Maternal Health Innovation Symposium was hosted by the Maternal Health Learning and Innovation Center (MHLIC) August 30-31, 2021. This free symposium focused on understanding maternal health disparities, in particular among Black and...

The New Cleveland Neighborhood Fact Sheets are Here; Initial Thoughts and Takeaways

Cleveland is a city of neighborhoods. These neighborhoods have unique histories, strong cultures, and distinct characteristics. The Center for Community Solutions is proud to once again release our Neighborhood Fact Sheets, which provide important information for each one of Cleveland’s 34 neighborhoods. Almost all of the data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent American Community Survey and was...

How you can engage with the work of OhioRISE, Ohio’s new program to address the needs of multi-system youth

What is OhioRISE? OhioRISE (Ohio Resilience through Integrated Systems and Excellence) is Ohio’s new approach to bring coordinated care to “multi-system youth” across Ohio. These children and youth are often served by multiple public systems due to complex behavioral health and developmental needs. This managed-care approach launched by the Ohio Department of Medicaid, in coordination with agencies across state government,...

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 past sexual violence. Survivors in...

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, 2022. We have asked 10...