Category: Cuyahoga County

October 15, 2018

Five of Greater Cleveland’s Most Treasured Volunteers to be honored

The Most Treasured Volunteer Awards aim to recognize hard-working people in our community and honor them at our Celebration of Human Services event on October 26. This year, we’re delighted to have five award winners: Mark Cline, Greater Cleveland Volunteers LaCoya Head, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland Kevin Hughley, Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities...

August 20, 2018

Cuyahoga Job and Family Services Demonstrates Transparency and Commitment to Improving Customer Service at Community Forums

By Rachel Cahill, Community Solutions Consultant Emily Muttillo, Research Fellow Beginning on August 28, the Cuyahoga Job and Family Services (“Cuyahoga JFS”) will participate in a statewide overhaul of the systems used to apply, determine eligibility and manage caseloads for food and cash assistance (SNAP and OWF). In May, Rachel Cahill outlined the upcoming conversion from...

August 6, 2018

Transportation for Medicaid eligible residents major topic of discussion at Cuyahoga County HHSA committee meeting

The July 18 meeting of the Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services and Aging committee heard presentations related to two important public policy areas, transportation and early childhood. The first testimony was from Sheronda Isler-Hunter, Non-Emergency Transportation Coordinator for the Cuyahoga County Department of Health and Human Services. Isler-Hunter requested approval of an $8 million contract...

June 25, 2018

County Council Introduced to Blockchain, potential impact on Health and Human Services

The June 6 meeting of the Cuyahoga County Health, Human Service and Aging Committee featured two presentations. There were no pieces of legislation considered at this meeting. The first presentation was about electricity programs for low income residents, the second was about blockchain technology. Blockchain is a method by which transactions take place and are...

June 25, 2018

County Council Committee learns about Electricity Programs for Low-Income Residents

The June 6 meeting of the Cuyahoga County Health, Human Service and Aging Committee featured two presentations. There were no pieces of legislation considered at this meeting. The first presentation was from David Turner who represents First Energy. Turner presented on a series of income-based programs that are available to county residents who qualify to...

June 11, 2018

982 Ohioans were diagnosed with HIV last year. This number could be zero.

I recently received updated HIV epidemiology (the study of the distribution of disease in a population) from my public health partners at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health. The good news is the county’s HIV infection rate in 2016 was down, albeit modestly, for the fourth consecutive year, to 194 new diagnoses. Almost 1,000 new...

May 14, 2018

Drug Discount Program, Child Abuse Prevention Focus of Presentations at County HHSA Committee

The May 2, 2018 meeting of the Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services and Aging (HHSA) committee featured two presentations, one, about a federal prescription drug discount program, the other, about the Great Lakes Regional Prevention Council. The 340B program is used locally to reduce prescription drug prices for medications given to those in the county...

April 16, 2018

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...