Category: Blog

November 30, 2020

This World AIDS Day

By: Melissa Federman, Consultant Across the state, as we reconcile the upcoming holiday season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, public health leaders have been ambitiously and creatively preparing to recognize December 1, World AIDS Day. It’s a day when we remember those who have died of HIV/AIDS and recommit to ending an epidemic for which we...

November 23, 2020

Virtual Budget Training Academy Series Reached Larger Audiences

During the first three weeks of November, the policy team at The Center for Community Solutions presented our virtual Budget Training Academy. The webinar series provided information about the upcoming Ohio state budget and how the public can get involved. The series kicked off on November 6, with a webinar titled Setting the Stage for...

November 23, 2020

“This is not a drill folks.” 19,926 COVID-19 cases, 664 deaths in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on November 20, updating residents and the media about the number and rate of COVID-19 cases in the county. “This is not a drill, folks,” Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish remarked as he opened the briefing. On Wednesday, November 18, Budish and the City of Cleveland’s Mayor Frank Jackson and...

November 23, 2020

The Status of Ohio’s Women: Maternal Mortality

Last October, The Center for Community Solutions released fact sheets on the Status of Women for each of Ohio’s 88 counties. The fact sheets include a cross section of health, economic, civic and education indicators. Modeled after the Institute for Women’s Policy Research’s national report on the Status of Women, they provide insight on how Ohio women...

November 23, 2020

Remembering: the Equal Justice Initiative

By: Dr. Susan Righi, M.D., Guest Author For the past several years, many members of the staff and Board at The Center for Community Solutions have held informal discussions to talk about implicit bias, police brutality and racism. Our goal in the coming months is to encourage communities around our region and the state to begin the...

November 18, 2020

“We have to stay the course, we have to double down” 16,736 COVID-19 cases, 630 deaths in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on November 13, updating residents and the media about the number and rate of COVID-19 cases in the county. Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish began the weekly briefing thanking the Board of Elections staff and poll workers for a safe election, before expressing his concerns about the pandemic’s direction in...

November 9, 2020

What an ACA repeal could mean for maternal health

The constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will come before the United States Supreme Court as justices are scheduled to hear oral argument for the case California v. Texas on November 10. While this case specifically challenges the individual mandate provision, striking down the mandate raises questions about the entire law’s survival. While this...