Cuyahoga County HHSA Committee approves emergency assistance contracts in June meetings

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services and Aging Committee met twice during the month of June. In both meetings, they discussed emergency assistance for children and families who may find themselves in need due to crisis. Seventy-nine percent of the contract is funded with federal dollars and 21 percent comes from county health and human services levy dollars The first...

“We are very concerned about the surge that we’re seeing,” Cuyahoga County has 5,761 cases and 322 deaths

In the first virtual Cuyahoga County coronavirus briefing, County executive Armond Budish opened by saying “according to the state [Cuyahoga County is] at red level three and going in the wrong direction towards four, our cases are skyrocketing our emergency room visits are skyrocketing hospital admissions are going up and things are getting worse we’ve got real trouble we’ve got...

More than 1 million Ohioans aren’t working because of coronavirus. They still need help.

Nearly 1.2 million Ohioans were not at work for reasons directly related to the novel coronavirus, according to the latest data released by the U.S. Census Bureau. Between June 25-30 shows that nearly 4 million Ohioans did not work for either pay or profit at all over the previous seven days. Data collected by the Census Bureau[i] between June 25-30...

Are you okay? Caring for the caregiver

It’s late, you’re sleep deprived, your loved one is not feeling well and you’re on the phone with the doctor’s office weighing the options. Should you call an ambulance or transport your loved one to the emergency room yourself? This scenario is just one of many that more than 1 in 5 Americans who care for a loved one may...

The status of Ohio’s women: Birth spacing

Late last year, The Center for Community Solutions released fact sheets on the Status of Women for each of Ohio’s 88 counties that include a cross section of indicators about women including health, economic, civic and education levels. Modeled after a national report on the Status of Women, by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, in which Ohio received a C-, our...

As the pandemic continues, we’re working to end another epidemic

In March, as the public was just beginning to become familiar with COVID-19, The Center for Community Solutions kicked-off an important project seeking to end another long-standing epidemic: HIV/AIDS. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV and more than 700,000 people with AIDS have died...

Medical bias, weathering and the deadly impact on Black mothers

For the past several years, The Center for Community Solutions has been committed to examining and improving maternal and infant health for families in our state. By analyzing disaggregated maternal mortality data, infant mortality reports and other critical statistics such as birth records, we’ve developed policy solutions to help combat an escalating maternal and infant health crisis. For example, Black...

What makes a Most Treasured Volunteer?

Nominate a volunteer today! Hundreds of health and social service organizations serving Greater Cleveland rely on dedicated volunteers to augment their staff. Volunteers perform a vast array of services, not for a paycheck, but for the joy and satisfaction of helping others. For many, time of day or time of year makes no difference; they just want to serve. What...