Category: Cuyahoga County

July 13, 2020

Cuyahoga County HHSA Committee approves emergency assistance contracts in June meetings

The Cuyahoga County Health, Human Services and Aging Committee met twice during the month of June. In both meetings, they discussed emergency assistance for children and families who may find themselves in need due to crisis. Seventy-nine percent of the contract is funded with federal dollars and 21 percent comes from county health and human...

July 10, 2020

“We are very concerned about the surge that we’re seeing,” Cuyahoga County has 5,761 cases and 322 deaths

In the first virtual Cuyahoga County coronavirus briefing, County executive Armond Budish opened by saying “according to the state [Cuyahoga County is] at red level three and going in the wrong direction towards four, our cases are skyrocketing our emergency room visits are skyrocketing hospital admissions are going up and things are getting worse we’ve...

July 6, 2020

As the pandemic continues, we’re working to end another epidemic

In March, as the public was just beginning to become familiar with COVID-19, The Center for Community Solutions kicked-off an important project seeking to end another long-standing epidemic: HIV/AIDS. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), around 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV and more than 700,000...

June 22, 2020

Building a just community by giving voices to people at the margins

Established shortly after the death of a man during a civil-rights protest in Cleveland, a new committee was established “to deal with racial problems in the city and improve community relations…and work on problems affecting the African-American community, such as education, employment and housing.” Today’s news? It could be. But it’s not. It’s a description...

June 19, 2020

Congresswomen Marcia Fudge headlines HSAN on food insecurity

More than 150 people heard from the Honorable Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-Warrensville Heights) at the Human Services Advocacy Network (HSAN) via Zoom on June 19. Fudge has been a champion for food access during her tenure in Congress, and provided opening remarks about the issue of food insecurity during and after the pandemic. In...

June 6, 2020

Addressing two epidemics: COVID-19 and racism

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conferences updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Friday mornings. “Today, I join you with a heavy heart.” Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish opened Friday’s media briefing by addressing the current protests of the death of George Floyd happening in the county and across the country. He...

May 29, 2020

“Transmission continues robustly in our community,” Cuyahoga County has 3,063 cases, 186 deaths

The Cuyahoga County Board of Health holds press conferences updating citizens on the coronavirus pandemic on Friday mornings.  Terry Allen, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) commissioner, began his comments on May 29 by recapping remarks Governor Mike DeWine made about COVID-19 testing in long-term care facilities. He said the Ohio National guard is...