Category: Blog

January 15, 2020

Ohio Medicaid’s end-of-year report reveals problems stemming from eligibility system; what does it mean and how will it be addressed?

Yesterday, the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) released a 13-page end-of-year report that detailed myriad issues across the health care program. Being the big, complex program that it is, when issues arise, they’re big and complex too. Here’s our first take as we dive into this. Readers should be fully prepared to read more about...

January 13, 2020

Impact SNAP changes will have on Ohio, Medicaid

On January 10, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) submitted a request to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) work requirement waiver. The number of counties in Ohio that would be exempt from the work requirements would drop from 42 to 13 and...

January 13, 2020

Medicaid enrollees asked state for more collaboration from managed care plans and providers. Will they listen?

Each time the Ohio legislature deliberates the state’s $65 billion biennial budget, its members are translating the power granted to them through elections into policy, appropriating dollars on behalf of the 11 million Ohioans who are served by the state government. It is true most of the resources budgeted for Medicaid come from the federal...

January 6, 2020

The status of Ohio’s women: Access to safety-net family planning service

In October, The Center for Community Solutions released fact sheets on the Status of Women for every Ohio county. The fact sheets include health, economic, civic and education indicators. They allow people in counties to see how women – their neighbors – fare across a number of indicators. Through our presentations and media interviews, we...

December 30, 2019

John Corlett’s top 10 reports from 2019

Producing a “top 10” list of Community Solutions publications is a dangerous undertaking. There is so much excellent content it’s hard to just pick 10 pieces. In 2019 alone we wrote 90 blog posts, not to mention 21 issue briefs and research papers. Many of them ended up on the front pages of newspapers, in...

December 23, 2019

Cuyahoga County budget passes

Introduction The 2020-2021 Cuyahoga County budget passed at the December 10 meeting of Cuyahoga County Council. At the same meeting, the new health and human service (HHS) levy was also placed on the March 2020 ballot. Going into the new biennium budget, Cuyahoga County faced a number of questions about the state of the health...

December 23, 2019

What Community Solutions Needs to Know

Earlier this year The Center for Community Solutions asked subscribers to our e-newsletter “5 Things You Need To Know” to weigh in our current work, our future direction and our impact. More than 350 people responded and represented a wide variety of constituencies – Community Solutions board and staff, volunteers, policy makers, social service providers,...

December 11, 2019

Akron Children’s Hospital: Community Health Needs Assessment

Click here to read the full report! The Center for Community Solutions was pleased to work with Akron Children’s Hospital on its fourth Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA). The CHNA took a look at the needs of children living in Ashland, Columbiana, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Richland, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne counties. Take a look...