Category: Health

November 9, 2020

What an ACA repeal could mean for maternal health

The constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) will come before the United States Supreme Court as justices are scheduled to hear oral argument for the case California v. Texas on November 10. While this case specifically challenges the individual mandate provision, striking down the mandate raises questions about the entire law’s survival. While this...

November 2, 2020

Survey: COVID-19 continues to impact service delivery

Nearly eight months after Ohio recorded its first COVID-19 case, the global pandemic continues to disrupt the health and social services system. Community Solutions surveyed agencies from across Ohio to collect real-time information on what service providers are seeing and how they are adapting. Our first survey results were collected in April 2020, during a...

October 12, 2020

Diaper need is an unspoken reality for many families

Which of the following programs provides diapers to low-income families in Ohio? Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Women Infant and Children (WIC) Help Me Grow Early Head Start None of the Above Unfortunately, the correct answer is 5. None of the Above. The only program families in Ohio can use to access diapers is Temporary...

August 31, 2020

Cuyahoga County at level orange for the second week in a row. 10,689 cases of COVID-19, 465 deaths in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on August 28, updating residents and the media about the COVID-19 in the county. County Executive Armond Budish opened the briefing with a pre-recorded message about how nearly 3,000 children in Cuyahoga County custody need a welcoming home. Budish asked residents to consider becoming foster parents and stated that the...

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 31, 2020

Minority health matters

There have long been disparities in health outcomes between Ohioans of color and white Ohioans, with yearly widening gaps in infant mortality rates, average life expectancy rates, maternal mortality rates and more. Minority health in Ohio has long suffered from poor social determinants of health due to policy and system inequities. The COVID-19 pandemic is...

August 25, 2020

Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition is one step closer to making Cleveland lead safe

A local organization is making strides to resolve the lead poisoning issue in Cleveland. The Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition, a grassroots organization, talked to Cleveland City Council on August 12. During the committee of the whole and council meeting, Cleveland City Council approved an amendment to an ordinance that will allocate $5 million to the...

July 23, 2020

Are you confused about COVID-19 testing? You’re not alone.

To test or not to test, that is a question that many Ohioans are grappling with when it comes to the pandemic. As infections continue to increase across the state, knowing your status is very important. Knowing your status can help reduce spread, flatten the curve and protect yourself and others. Who should get tested According...