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Two more champions creating possibilities for youth in Buckeye –Woodhill
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Two more champions creating possibilities for youth in Buckeye –Woodhill

Last week I introduced some startling stats for youth and children in the Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood and two champions caring and serving the neighborhood. Today I introduce two more champions for youth. My Brother My Sister Global/MBMS  My Brother My Sister Global is approaching its 15-year anniversary. Originally founded in Akron-Copley MBMS, it has a mission...

Racism as a Public Health Crisis: maternal and infant health  
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Racism as a Public Health Crisis: maternal and infant health  

By: Hope Lane-Gavin and Natasha Takyi- Micah Of all of our priority areas this year, the time we’ve invested in maternal and infant health has garnered a lot of attention and ultimately, results. We continue to promote dialogue on every platform and emphasize the importance of the issue to policymakers at all levels, especially where...

Prognosis Ohio podcast
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Our New Collaboration with Prognosis Ohio

We’ve been working on an exciting collaboration for some months now, and today it goes public! Our first episode with podcast Prognosis Ohio features Fellow Hope and our policy findings in the State of Ohio Health and Human Services fact sheets, released last week, in advance of the gubernatorial election. Listen to the episode Hosted...

domestic violence and maternal health
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Ripple effects of domestic violence in infant and maternal health

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and it is imperative to understand this public health issue in the United States and Ohio. According to the United Nations (UN), domestic abuse, also known as domestic violence or intimate partner violence (IPV), is “a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or...

Improving Infant, Maternal and Adolescent Health: October 21 Celebration Forum
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Improving Infant, Maternal and Adolescent Health: October 21 Celebration Forum

Maternal and infant health is a Community Solutions priority that we spend a lot of time researching and exploring, especially in the past year. The result is always the same: significant disparities exist for mothers, babies, and families: and there are steps that Ohio could take to make improvements. For example, Ohio recently took advantage...

Latest Ohio Department of Health infant mortality report: crisis and disparities remain
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Latest Ohio Department of Health infant mortality report: crisis and disparities remain

By: Hope A. Lane-Gavin, Fellow, Health Equity Natasha Takyi-Micah, Public Policy & External Affairs Associate Addressing the infant mortality crisis in Ohio remains one of our top priorities at The Center for Community Solutions, as an avenue to improving public health. Infant mortality is defined as the death of an infant before their first birthday....

Dear Cuyahoga County Executive 2022
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Dear County Executive: what is your commitment to Black women outside of the election cycle?

By: Da’na M. Langford, Certified Nurse Midwife CEO and Medical Director of The Village of Healing Center Dear County Executive, Cuyahoga County has continued to fail Black women and not show up for us and our babies in the same way that we loyally continue to show up for this county. Cleveland, Ohio has been...

Dear Cuyahoga County Executive 2022
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Dear County Executive: how will you address our community health outcomes?

By: Brian M. Mercer, MD Dear Cuyahoga County Executive, As you well know, Cuyahoga County is home to some of the nation’s best medical institutions. With such a health care network, the envy of communities across the United States, why do our community’s health outcomes consistently rank among the worst? With such a health care...

Infant Mortality, Domestic Violence, Housing, Workforce, Parks, and More Being Considered by Cleveland City Council for ARPA Funds
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Infant Mortality, Domestic Violence, Housing, Workforce, Parks, and More Being Considered by Cleveland City Council for ARPA Funds

On Monday, June 27, Cleveland City Council met for a Caucus Meeting that lasted about three and a half hours to discuss two agenda items related to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds that are in the city’s coffers. Because the meeting was a Caucus Meeting, no legislation was formally introduced; rather, the meeting...

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