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Dear Cuyahoga County Executive 2022
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Dear County Executive: how will you address our community health outcomes?

By: Brian M. Mercer, MD Dear Cuyahoga County Executive, As you well know, Cuyahoga County is home to some of the nation’s best medical institutions. With such a health care network, the envy of communities across the United States, why do our community’s health outcomes consistently rank among the worst? With such a health care...

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Dear County Executive: how will you address our housing crisis?

By: Bishop Chui, NEOCH Dear County Executive, I am writing to you at a time when our county is at a crossroads; in one direction is a worsening housing crisis, brought on by historic investment by private equity in residential real estate and huge increases in the cost of housing. In the other direction, a...

Cleveland Proposes Spending Plan for $102M in ARPA Funds
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Cleveland Proposes Spending Plan for $102M in ARPA Funds

Housing, economic recovery, early childhood education, and domestic violence relief were among the top initiatives proposed by the Bibb Administration to Cleveland City Council in a Caucus meeting on August 29. The city now faces some big decisions about how best to deploy these funds. Council President Blaine Griffin emphasized at the beginning of the...

Yes, people DO want to work: workforce development in Buckeye-Woodhill
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Yes, people DO want to work: workforce development in Buckeye-Woodhill

Ohio’s unemployment rate is at 3.9%, higher than the national average of 3.5%. Not too bad…right? In July, Ohio added approximately 6,900 jobs to the private sector, which sounds like a decent number. Preparing the second of this series, I wondered how those numbers play out for my friends, neighbors and partners of the Buckeye-Woodhill...

Housing Burden vs. Home Bliss: a chance for stability in Buckeye-Woodhill
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Housing Burden vs. Home Bliss: a chance for stability in Buckeye-Woodhill

Phenomenal ideas have come from our continued community “Charlas” with my neighbors and friends of the Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood. I am excited to be in partnership with you to figure out how we are going to make sure information about policies that affect living will get into your hands. For starters, did you know about the...

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Human Services Advocacy Network explores current state of the Cuyahoga County Diversion Center

On June 28, 2022, the Center for Community Solutions hosted a virtual conversation for the Human Services Advocacy Network (HSAN) titled “The State of the Diversion Center: Past, Present, and Future.” The panel consisted of Megan Testa, M.D., University Hospitals, Brandy Carney, Director of Public Safety and Justice, Cuyahoga County, Mike Randle, Executive Vice President...

ohio statehouse at night
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Ohio’s Capital Budget includes over $6 Million for Cuyahoga County Health and Human Service projects

The behind the closed doors state capital bill process finally came out into the open on May 24 when both the Ohio Senate Finance Committee and the Ohio House Finance held hearings on Ohio Senate Bill 343 and Ohio House Bill 687. Both committees heard testimony from Ohio Budget and Management Director Kimberly Murniecks. She...