Category: Data

August 31, 2020

Early indications show that overdoses are rising again

Drug overdoses are on the rise again. Local information and data from 2019 tracked by media outlets combined with early 2020 indicators show that overdoses are moving in the wrong direction. This is especially concerning after the state saw a decline, across Ohio, in overdoses in 2018. Data reported by county coroners from around the...

August 17, 2020

Is the Status of Women Getting Worse in Ohio? Preliminary Health and Economic Data Shows Reason for Concern

Health and economic circumstances are changing so rapidly due to the COVID-19 pandemic that the data sources we usually rely on to understand community conditions simply can’t keep up. But when we disaggregate new and preliminary data that is available by sex, there is a concerning pattern. Three out of every 5 Ohioans in their...

August 17, 2020

What if Ohio had only 100 women?

By: Dani Carlson, Director of Communications and Digital Strategy Taneisha Fair, Research Assistant/Contract Manager What if there were only 100 women in Ohio? What would those women look like – where would they live? By looking at data from the U.S. Census Bureau, we were able to extrapolate the characteristics of Ohio’s 5,957,347 women and girls, as...

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

The status of Ohio’s women: Birth spacing

Late last year, The Center for Community Solutions released fact sheets on the Status of Women for each of Ohio’s 88 counties that include a cross section of indicators about women including health, economic, civic and education levels. Modeled after a national report on the Status of Women, by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, in which...

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...

May 26, 2020

Considerations about remote services in the COVID-19 pandemic

With social distancing measures in place, many organizations have implemented virtual and remote services to support the health and social needs of the public during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than two-thirds of service providers in Community Solutions’ COVID-19 survey reported shifting their in-person work with clients to phone or video chat. We’ve seen more expansion...

May 18, 2020

Policy changes during COVID-19 have mixed impact: Qualitative data collected via Community Solutions’ survey

When The Center for Community Solutions designed our survey to find out how COVID-19 and the Stay-at-Home order were impacting service providers we included a number of open-ended questions. This enabled respondents to share experiences and thoughts without being confined to the answers provided in multiple choice questions. Taken together, these responses can be an...