Category: Data

November 15, 2021

When Will We Get Good Data on 2020?

The Center for Community Solutions uses data from the American Community Survey (ACS) conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau in nearly every research project we conduct. As we’ve written in the past, we consider ACS to be the gold standard for reliable, relevant data on a host of community conditions. Since 2005, we’ve been spoiled...

September 20, 2021

Decline in Supplemental Poverty Measure Shows Positive Effect of Pandemic Economic Stimulus

On September 14, the U.S. Census Bureau released its annual reports on income, poverty and health insurance coverage for 2020. Following are some highlights of these reports, which were compiled from the Census’s Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS-ASEC) conducted in March, 2021. 37.2 million Americans were poor in 2020. Of particular...

September 13, 2021

The New Cleveland Neighborhood Fact Sheets are Here; Initial Thoughts and Takeaways

Cleveland is a city of neighborhoods. These neighborhoods have unique histories, strong cultures, and distinct characteristics. The Center for Community Solutions is proud to once again release our Neighborhood Fact Sheets, which provide important information for each one of Cleveland’s 34 neighborhoods. Almost all of the data comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent...

September 7, 2021

Community Solutions Launching Effort to Track and Influence Federal Relief Funding Flowing into Ohio

Funding emanating from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP) represents one of the largest single federal investments in local and state governments in the nation’s history. Much attention has focused on the $5.3 billion that Ohio is receiving in fiscal relief funds. Equally significant amounts are coming to Cuyahoga County, the City of Cleveland, and...

August 23, 2021

Why Are Some Ohioans Still Resisting Vaccination?

In recent press briefings, Governor Mike DeWine referred to “two Ohios”: one that is vaccinated and largely safe from the harms of COVID-19 and one that is unvaccinated and for whom coronavirus remains a serious threat. As the Delta variant surges through Ohio communities and hospitalizations rise, we are also seeing increases in the number...

June 7, 2021

How the Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition is making an impact in the community

The Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition (LSCC) conducted its bimonthly convening meeting on May 7 to present the coalition’s progress now that the Lead Safe Ordinance is taking hold. The coalition is comprised of many community stakeholders such as landlords, contractors, pediatricians, parents and teachers. The coalition is moving away from initiating action after children are...

May 17, 2021

Mixed results for health and human service levies across the state

Seven of the nine countywide levies supporting health and human services on the ballot in the May 4 election passed. According to unofficial election results from County Boards of Election, most passed with wide margins during primary and special elections. The only two that failed were additional levies seeking new funding. Results are listed below....

May 10, 2021

Inability to miss work contributes to vaccine hesitancy and likely, lower vaccination rates 

By: Kate Warren, kwarren@communitysolutions.com Taneisha Fair, tfair@communitysolutions.com Loren Anthes, lanthes@communitysolutions.com   With about 41 percent of Ohioans having started the COVID-19 vaccine as of May 7, and weekly vaccinations slowing, it remains important to understand what barriers exist for people to get vaccinated. Attitudes and behaviors around the vaccine are complex, and it would be impossible to pinpoint one...

April 19, 2021

Handful of health and social services levies on May ballot

Some voters scattered in communities across Ohio will have the opportunity to approve additional investments in services for children, seniors, and people with developmental disabilities in special or primary elections on May 4. There are county-wide levy requests supporting health and human services on the ballot in seven Ohio counties, listed below. Children’s Services Allen...

April 19, 2021

Big step forward for Ohio Medicaid, but more to come

On April 9, Ohio Department of Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran made a long-awaited announcement; revealing the names of the Medicaid managed-care insurance companies that would get to share in a 20 billion dollar, five-year contract (the State of Ohio’s largest contract ever) to provide health care services for 3 million Ohioans. Director Corcoran said repeatedly...