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Racism as a Public Health Crisis: Examining Racism in Medical Journals
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Racism as a Public Health Crisis: Examining Racism in Medical Journals

We’ve written about the steps that can be taken by institutions to help end racism as a public health crisis. One prevalent issue that must be addressed in that process is the failure to examine racism in medical journals and publish health research that reports on its impacts. Health Affairs published a report in 2021...

Eight Cleveland Community Champions to know in Black History Month
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Eight Cleveland Community Champions to know in Black History Month

Placing an in-depth focus on community is one of my favorite tasks. Meeting people and learning about their efforts to make our collective lives better honestly feeds hope. In recognition of Black History Month, I invite you to meet some amazing Community Champions. There were no algorithms, in-depth searches, or analyses for this list. Our...

Buy Back the Block: uplifting Black neighborhoods
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Buy Back the Block: uplifting Black neighborhoods

“Why don’t they care about their neighborhood?” A question quietly whispered while driving down a street with run down houses and boarded up stores. While that question looks at the current issues facing many neighborhoods in our state and nation, it doesn’t get to the root of the issue of how we got here. Who...

CROWN Act 101
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CROWN Act 101

This post has been updated to reflect changes made to the CROWN Act as of July 2023.  For Black History Month 2022, I wrote about the Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair (CROWN) Act. The CROWN Act is a law that was introduced to prohibit race-based hair discrimination, which is the denial of...

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The Menthol Movement: How Tobacco Became a Racial Justice Issue

Since the beginning of the opioid epidemic, advocates in our state including Community Solutions have worked tirelessly to ensure substance use disorders (SUD) and the individuals they impact receive the attention and support they deserve to recover. This includes fighting for additional mental health and addiction services funds in the state budget, supporting diversion instead...

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