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Remembering: the Equal Justice Initiative

By: Dr. Susan Righi, M.D., Guest Author For the past several years, many members of the staff and Board at The Center for Community Solutions have held informal discussions to talk about implicit bias, police brutality and racism. Our goal in the coming months is to encourage communities around our region and the state to begin the...

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Minority health matters

There have long been disparities in health outcomes between Ohioans of color and white Ohioans, with yearly widening gaps in infant mortality rates, average life expectancy rates, maternal mortality rates and more. Minority health in Ohio has long suffered from poor social determinants of health due to policy and system inequities. The COVID-19 pandemic is...

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The Reentry Act: reducing spread and recidivism during COVID-19

Tucked away into the HEROES Act is a relatively underreported but critically important Medicaid provision which could help citizens returning to society after incarceration connect to critical medical supports. It can also alleviate the financial burden of Ohio’s local government spending on corrections-based medical care. The Reentry Act, found in section 30110 of the HEROES...

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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...

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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...

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