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Village of Health where black moms matter
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Village of Healing: Where Black Moms Matter

Upon making the decision to prioritize improving the dire maternal and infant health crisis our state is facing, Community Solutions committed itself to ensuring said efforts are rooted in the lived experience of the families and professionals in our communities. Thus far, these collaborations have come in a myriad of forms, including engaging with practicing...

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...

Building Intentional Disability Community
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Building Intentional Disability Community

The way we interact and connect with other people has been continually changing since early 2020. With the abrupt onset of COVID-19 many of us physically isolated ourselves from contact with anyone outside of our immediate living space. We collectively learned how to meet virtually and socialize in ways that did not require sharing air....

Celebration 2022: Three hours of genius
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Celebration 2022: Three hours of genius

Continuing an 80-year tradition of community education and celebration, the 2022 Celebration of Human Services was held on October 21 at the Intercontinental Hotel. The morning session featured a discussion between Ohio Senator Matt Dolan and Franklin County Commissioner Erica Crawley: “Making Policy to Improve Infant, Maternal, and Adolescent Health.”  Marcia Egbert, Program Director for...

Improving Infant, Maternal and Adolescent Health: October 21 Celebration Forum
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Improving Infant, Maternal and Adolescent Health: October 21 Celebration Forum

Maternal and infant health is a Community Solutions priority that we spend a lot of time researching and exploring, especially in the past year. The result is always the same: significant disparities exist for mothers, babies, and families: and there are steps that Ohio could take to make improvements. For example, Ohio recently took advantage...

Dear Cuyahoga County Executive 2022
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Dear County Executive: our public benefits recipients need strong advocates. Will you be one?

By Tiffany Scruggs Dear County Executive, I have had the privilege of serving individuals in Cuyahoga County for 20 years! I have seen first-hand the critical health support offered to Medicaid recipients. While the program was created to support income-eligible residents, the process to successfully receive and maintain these critical supports presents its challenges. At...

Dear Cuyahoga County Executive 2022
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Dear County Executive, how will you support older adults?

By: Bert Rahl, LISW-S, Community Volunteer Marsha Mitchell Blanks, Community Volunteer Dear County Executive, We are all aging. Any person who is reading this is aging. Some are at different places in their aging process. But everyone, regardless of where one lives or where they are in life, deserves to age with dignity. The Council...

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...

Dear Cuyahoga County Executive 2022
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Dear County Executive: Cuyahoga County is the most racially and ethnically diverse in Ohio; how will that impact your leadership?

By: Daniel Ortiz, board member Young Latino Network and Avanzamos Unidos Dear County Executive, The task ahead of you is bigger than any one person. On the campaign trail, you’ve discussed racial equity and inclusion many times and now you are leading a county that is increasingly diverse with many communities looking to your administration...