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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 support mental and behavioral health data collection?

By: Cynthia Connolly Dear County Executive, Native Americans in Cuyahoga County deserve better data collection and reporting on mental and behavioral health needs. Right now, 71 percent of Native Americans live in urban settings. We live in all 88 Ohio counties, and while we count for a small share of the population relative to other...

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...

Dear Cuyahoga County Executive 2022
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Dear County Executive: Cuyahoga County is the most racially and ethnically diverse in Ohio; how will that impact your leadership?

By: Daniel Ortiz, board member Young Latino Network and Avanzamos Unidos Dear County Executive, The task ahead of you is bigger than any one person. On the campaign trail, you’ve discussed racial equity and inclusion many times and now you are leading a county that is increasingly diverse with many communities looking to your administration...

Dear Cuyahoga County Executive 2022
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Dear County Executive, how will you address the inequalities and disparities within our community?

By: Crystal Bryant, Esq. Dear County Executive, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has been in existence since 1909. The Cleveland Branch of the NAACP was founded three years later, in 1912. Since then, the NAACP has prided itself on being a champion for civil rights and the advancement of equity...

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Dear County Executive: how will you address our housing crisis?

By: Bishop Chui, NEOCH Dear County Executive, I am writing to you at a time when our county is at a crossroads; in one direction is a worsening housing crisis, brought on by historic investment by private equity in residential real estate and huge increases in the cost of housing. In the other direction, a...

The State of Our Institutions: Why We Must Keep Talking About Racism 
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The State of Our Institutions: Why We Must Keep Talking About Racism 

“Why does everything have to be about race?”    “I’m tired of talking about race.”    “I don’t see color.”   “You’re playing the race card.”   Have you heard these phrases? Perhaps you have said these phrases.   Such sentiments, however, are not new.    James Baldwin’s interview with Paul Weiss from 1967 describes institutional outcomes Acclaimed civil rights...

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...

Housing Burden vs. Home Bliss: a chance for stability in Buckeye-Woodhill
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Housing Burden vs. Home Bliss: a chance for stability in Buckeye-Woodhill

Phenomenal ideas have come from our continued community “Charlas” with my neighbors and friends of the Buckeye-Woodhill neighborhood. I am excited to be in partnership with you to figure out how we are going to make sure information about policies that affect living will get into your hands. For starters, did you know about the...