Category: Blog

June 22, 2020

The impact of policing on Black mental health

There are two public health crises affecting our country: COVID-19 and racism, both of which disproportionately impact Black Americans. The most recent events in the decades of police violence against Black communities are intensifying the effects of a third crisis: mental health. Due to the pandemic, there is an overall concern about mental health for...

June 22, 2020

Don’t forget to support Black elders at this critical time in American history

“What the elders see while sitting, the young ones standing on their toes won’t see.” – African proverb For the past three months, Americans from all backgrounds and of all ages have dealt with COVID-19, and its dramatic alteration of everyday life. The disease, combined with the structural racism playing over and over on screens...

June 22, 2020

Building a just community by giving voices to people at the margins

Established shortly after the death of a man during a civil-rights protest in Cleveland, a new committee was established “to deal with racial problems in the city and improve community relations…and work on problems affecting the African-American community, such as education, employment and housing.” Today’s news? It could be. But it’s not. It’s a description...

June 19, 2020

Congresswomen Marcia Fudge headlines HSAN on food insecurity

More than 150 people heard from the Honorable Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge (D-Warrensville Heights) at the Human Services Advocacy Network (HSAN) via Zoom on June 19. Fudge has been a champion for food access during her tenure in Congress, and provided opening remarks about the issue of food insecurity during and after the pandemic. In...

June 19, 2020

June 19 Friday Webinar: Food access during and after COVID-19 with special guest Rep. Marcia Fudge

June 19, 2020 The Center for Community Solutions, hosted an HSAN webinar with Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-Warrensville Heights) where she and advocates talked about how to ensure people have access to food both during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you to Rep. Fudge and her staff!  

June 18, 2020

Ohio’s Balancing Act: Knowing the Risks of Reopening and Taking Action

On April 27, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced the Responsible Restart Ohio plan, outlining the state’s efforts to slowly revise the public health orders for COVID-19. After facing significant pressure and criticism from some in the business community, these changes reflected the administration’s efforts to balance the dual imperatives of proactive public health measures with...

June 12, 2020

June 12 Friday Webinar: How COVID-19 has impacted older adults, adult protective services and community-based services

June 12, 2020 The Center for Community Solutions, hosted a webinar where advocates talked about How COVID-19 has impacted older adults, adult protective services and home and community based services. Click here to download a PDF copy of the slides or scroll through the gallery below. [/cmsmasters_row]