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State Budget Priorities 2024-25 from The Center for Community Solutions
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State Budget Priorities 2024-25 from The Center for Community Solutions

As we embark on a new year and the 135th General Assembly, The Center for Community Solutions has laid out a set of priorities for the 2024-2025 state budget that closely align with our organizational policy priority areas and build upon progress made to date. Our budget priorities are responsive to the fact that we’re...

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....

Racism as a public health crisis and the economics of urban hospitals
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Racism as a public health crisis and the economics of urban hospitals

On September 14th, St. Vincent Charity Medical Center announced they will cease to provide emergency and inpatient services, including emergency psychiatric services, in Cleveland. In addition to the impact this will have on the local service delivery landscape, there is also the economic consequences of the loss of 600 jobs in the city’s Center. Ironically,...

Dear Cuyahoga County Executive 2022
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Dear County Executive: how will you sustain services for older adults?

By: Rachelle Millner, West Side Community House & Karnese McKenzie, St. Martin de Porres Center Dear County Executive: We are the co-chairs of the Council of Neighborhood Leaders, a collective of local neighborhood centers that collectively assist thousands of families in Cuyahoga County. One of our most delicate populations we serve includes seniors; our elders...

Dear Cuyahoga County Executive 2022
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Dear County Executive: our public benefits recipients need strong advocates. Will you be one?

By Tiffany Scruggs Dear County Executive, I have had the privilege of serving individuals in Cuyahoga County for 20 years! I have seen first-hand the critical health support offered to Medicaid recipients. While the program was created to support income-eligible residents, the process to successfully receive and maintain these critical supports presents its challenges. At...

Dear Cuyahoga County Executive 2022
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Dear County Executive: close gaps in the Medicaid application process for Limited English Proficient residents

By: Elaine Tso, Asian Services in Action (ASIA) Dear County Executive, Asian Services in Action (ASIA), supports immigrants and refugees with various resources, including government benefits. We guide immigrants and refugees through the American system to help them apply for eligible programs and benefits that would improve their life in the United States, such as...

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services aims to achieve health equity for underserved communities
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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services aims to achieve health equity for underserved communities

Health equity is one of the major public health areas of focus for governmental entities and nonprofit organizations across the United States, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) plans to address it as well. They hope to achieve health equity for clients from underserved communities and the providers who serve those areas...

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Bridging the COVID Cliff: preparing for the Public Health Emergency Unwind, watch webinar

The flexibility and expansions that kept many households afloat during the pandemic will end when the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) expires, perhaps as soon as July, causing a COVID Cliff. Families still fighting to gain stability will face the end of enhanced Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, the redetermination of the full Medicaid...