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

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 funded by dollars provided through...

Two more champions creating possibilities for youth in Buckeye –Woodhill

Two more champions creating possibilities for youth in Buckeye –Woodhill

Last week I introduced some startling stats for youth and children in the Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood and two champions caring and serving the neighborhood. Today I introduce two more champions for youth. My Brother My Sister Global/MBMS  My Brother My Sister Global is approaching its 15-year anniversary. Originally founded in Akron-Copley MBMS, it has a mission to promote unity and self-determination....

Gun violence is a public health problem, and so is white supremacy

Gun violence is a public health problem, and so is white supremacy

Gun violence was deemed a public health issue in 2016 by the American Medical Association,[1] and is stated to be the leading cause of premature death, killing roughly 38,000 people a year.[2] Racism has been declared a public health crisis by over 209 jurisdictions since August, 2021 after the killing of George Floyd.[3] If gun violence is a public health...

Digital inclusion and ARPA: Increase awareness and meet people where they are

Digital inclusion and ARPA: Increase awareness and meet people where they are

Digital inclusion is one of ten advocacy areas the Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Coalition’s (GCARP Coalition) focus. On October 26th, the GCARP Coalition hosted a power hour conversation about digital inclusion. This discussion was an opportunity for community members to hear from experts in the technology and digital inclusion space about how they are using American Rescue Plan Act...

Building Intentional Disability Community

Building Intentional Disability Community

The way we interact and connect with other people has been continually changing since early 2020. With the abrupt onset of COVID-19 many of us physically isolated ourselves from contact with anyone outside of our immediate living space. We collectively learned how to meet virtually and socialize in ways that did not require sharing air.   For some, these new...

A village of diverse opportunities for youth in Buckeye-Woodhill 

A village of diverse opportunities for youth in Buckeye-Woodhill 

The Buckeye Woodhill neighborhood has one of the largest concentrations of children under the age of 18 in Cleveland, according to my partners here at Community Solutions. Over 1 in 4 residents are children about 2 in 3 of those children are living in poverty. The rate of births to teen mothers is about three times that of Cleveland. Programs assisting...

Celebration 2022: Three hours of genius

Celebration 2022: Three hours of genius

Continuing an 80-year tradition of community education and celebration, the 2022 Celebration of Human Services was held on October 21 at the Intercontinental Hotel. The morning session featured a discussion between Ohio Senator Matt Dolan and Franklin County Commissioner Erica Crawley: “Making Policy to Improve Infant, Maternal, and Adolescent Health.”  Marcia Egbert, Program Director for thriving families and social justice...

Racism as a Public Health Crisis: maternal and infant health  

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 maternal health intersects with racial...

Our New Collaboration with Prognosis Ohio

Prognosis Ohio podcast

We’ve been working on an exciting collaboration for some months now, and today it goes public! Our first episode with podcast Prognosis Ohio features Fellow Hope and our policy findings in the State of Ohio Health and Human Services fact sheets, released last week, in advance of the gubernatorial election. Listen to the episode Hosted by Columbus local and health...