Putting the “Mother” Back into Maternal and Infant Health

April 30, 2018 In the United States, women are dying from complications related to pregnancy and childbirth at a higher rate than other industrialized nations, and the rate is increasing. Understanding this issue is complex; even just understanding the terminology describing deaths and complications related to pregnancy and childbirth is quite an undertaking. It’s important to understand it though, so...

Hungry for Policy: A Deeper Dive on Older Adults

The Center for Community Solutions Public Policy Fellow Loren Anthes recently authored an issue brief on the relationship between food insecurity and Medicaid. One of the key takeaways from the brief is that “as a social determinant of health, food insecurity increases cost and diminishes outcomes in health care.” With a high number of older adults in the Aged, Blind...

What are the ingredients in older adult services funding pie?

Earlier this year, I wrote an Issue Brief about senior levies in the state of Ohio that examined the available funding in the state for older adult programming and services. As I have met with various groups and individuals to discuss the findings of the paper, I am often asked how the federal and state funds are baked into the...

Medicaid Work Requirement Waiver to be Submitted to Federal Government by End of April, ODM Director Informs JMOC

At the April meeting of the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee (JMOC), the Director of the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM), Barbara Sears, notified committee members that her department intends to submit Ohio’s request for federal waiver authority to implement work requirements for the Medicaid expansion population by the end of this month. The Center for Community Solutions was one of...

AIDS Funding Collaborative Community Briefing

The AIDS Funding Collaborative (AFC) is committed to supporting HIV/AIDS leadership, and capacity building, among professionals and people living with HIV/AIDS. In its 10th year, the AFC’s annual Community Briefing and Luncheon last week welcomed more than 40 community partners who heard from a panel of HIV/AIDS service professionals and advocates about the HIV/AIDS related conferences they attended over the...

County Executive Delivers State of the County, Answers Question from the Community

On Wednesday, County Executive Armond Budish delivered his fourth State of the County address, to a packed room at the Cleveland Convention Center. In his 50 minutes of remarks, Budish was able to highlight several important strategic victories for his administration, including increased enrollment due to the expansion of universal pre-kindergarten, expanding workforce development in organizations that serve seniors and...