Category: Blog

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...

August 14, 2020

Coronavirus affects pregnancy after all

Nearly all pregnant women have had alterations of their experiences because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Since mid-March, much of the country has been confined to strict rules and guidelines to help prevent the spread of the virus which include social distancing, mask requirements and telehealth visits with medical professionals. In short, COVID-19 has changed...

August 10, 2020

Behind a story funded by a Community Solutions journalism grant: Families weigh the risks of sending a loved one to a nursing home during the coronavirus pandemic

In June 2019, The Center for Community Solutions announced the winners of our inaugural Health and Human Services Journalism grant. All applicants submitted story proposals, and a panel of judges selected five winners. When the coronavirus pandemic struck Ohio, multiple grant winners asked if they could use funding from our grant to partially finance their reporting...

August 7, 2020

“Tragically the death toll will continue to rise:” 13,141 cases of COVID-19, 491 deaths in Cuyahoga County

Cuyahoga County held a briefing on August 7, updating residents and the media about the COVID-19 in the county. County Executive Armond Budish began by thanking those at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health for their hard work and passion during unprecedented times. He went on to talk about the impact the pandemic has had...

August 3, 2020

Struggling Ohioans need relief, not shame

It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused a surge in need for families across the country who are facing hardship during these unprecedented times. Beginning April 23, the U.S. Census Bureau has published weekly data from a 20-minute online Household Pulse Survey studying how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting households across the country....

July 31, 2020

Daily COVID-19 cases tripled in Cuyahoga County from mid-June through mid-July, 8307 cases of COVID-19 in Cuyahoga County and 377 deaths

Cuyahoga County held another briefing on July 31, updating residents and the media about the COVID-19 in the county. County Executive Armond Budish opened the briefing by complimenting the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) staff and again reiterated that people should wear masks to keep each other safe, “The evidence is clear, facemasks work,”...