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

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

Prognosis Ohio podcast
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Our New Collaboration with Prognosis Ohio

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...

988 lifeline suicide prevention
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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month: Understanding the value and purpose of 988  

CONTENT WARNING, contains references to suicide and mental health crisis  If you or anyone you know is dealing with a mental health crisis, dial 988 immediately. There is hope.  The month of September is designated as Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. This month opens the door for behavioral health agencies and nonprofits to educate on the...

Dear Cuyahoga County Executive 2022
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Dear County Executive: how will you address the impact of COVID, opioids, and structural racism on behavioral health?

By: Eric Morse, MSSA, LISW-S, CEO, The Centers Dear County Executive, Cuyahoga County’s community behavioral health systems have been stretched thin by three overlapping public health crises: the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio’s unremitting opioid epidemic, and structural racism. Even before the pandemic, 17% of adults in Cuyahoga County reported frequent mental distress in 2019.[1] While complete...

Dear Cuyahoga County Executive 2022
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Dear County Executive, how will you support mental and behavioral health data collection?

By: Cynthia Connolly Dear County Executive, Native Americans in Cuyahoga County deserve better data collection and reporting on mental and behavioral health needs. Right now, 71 percent of Native Americans live in urban settings. We live in all 88 Ohio counties, and while we count for a small share of the population relative to other...

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides critical support for birthing people and families
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National Maternal Mental Health Hotline provides critical support for birthing people and families

There has been awareness about the 988 National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline since its launch this summer, but little is known about another 24/7 hotline that was implemented beforehand. The National Maternal Mental Health Hotline was launched in May 2022 by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The hotline connects pregnant, postpartum people and...

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