Category: Data

January 21, 2020

Data shows drop in unintentional drug overdose deaths in 2018

Drug overdose deaths in Ohio declined in 2018 to a three-year low of 3,764. This comes after a year (2017) where the state saw its highest ever number (4,854) of overdose deaths. This updated information was released by the Ohio Department of Health in early December, much later in the year than it has traditionally...

January 13, 2020

Impact SNAP changes will have on Ohio, Medicaid

On January 10, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) submitted a request to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to update its Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) work requirement waiver. The number of counties in Ohio that would be exempt from the work requirements would drop from 42 to 13 and...

December 30, 2019

John Corlett’s top 10 reports from 2019

Producing a “top 10” list of Community Solutions publications is a dangerous undertaking. There is so much excellent content it’s hard to just pick 10 pieces. In 2019 alone we wrote 90 blog posts, not to mention 21 issue briefs and research papers. Many of them ended up on the front pages of newspapers, in...

November 25, 2019

Harm reduction, drug users’ health take center stage at state HIV planning meeting

This month, the HIV, STI & Viral Hepatitis Interventions and Treatment Section of the Ohio Department of Health’s Office of Health Improvement and Wellness held its Combined Community Planning Group (CCPG) meeting. CCPG is a quarterly meeting of health service providers, community members, community-based organizations and other stakeholders who work across the HIV continuum –...

November 6, 2019

Election Update: Ohio voters overwhelmingly approve health and social service levies. All but 2 Pass!

Ohio voters in communities across the state overwhelmingly approved renewals, replacements and increases of property tax levies that support health and social services. Few health and social service levy contests were even close, and in many cases 75 percent of voters cast their ballots in favor of the levies. Community Solutions compiled results by examining...

October 21, 2019

Why I’m nervous about the census

The census – the constitutionally mandated effort by the government to count each person living on U.S. soil every 10 years- is one of this country’s original grassroots movements. It is a more significant undertaking than any campaign, or any get out the vote effort. Every 10 years, we try to count everyone. The results...