Category: Timeline

January 4, 2015

2015

In 2015, Community Solutions’ Board of Directors approved a new strategic plan intended to guide work through the next several years. Its priority focus areas include: Strengthening the Health and Human Services Safety Net; Supporting Sound Medicaid Policy; Advancing the Safety, Health, and Economic Wellbeing of Older Adults; Improving Maternal and Infant Health; Improving Access...

January 4, 2010

2010s

As Community Solutions celebrated 100 years of service to Cleveland and Northeast Ohio, we began reporting detailed health and social indicator data for Ohio counties, state and federal legislative districts, and Cleveland neighborhoods. Community Solutions helped Akron City Health Department and the Summit County Health Department join forces as one coordinated body. In conjunction with...

2000s
January 4, 2000

2000s

The Federation became more of a community engine for research and analysis, advocacy, and problem solving. As a result, it changed its name in 2004 to The Center for Community Solutions. With community input, Community Solutions’ followed its name change by selecting four key areas in which to concentrate its resources: youth development; extensive study...

1990s
January 4, 1990

1990s

The Federation served as a catalyst for improving child immunization, helping create a community immunization registry implemented by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health to help ensure that all children in Cuyahoga County received preventive health care. The Federation formed the Cuyahoga County Welfare Reform Council in response to the passage of federal and state...

1980s
January 4, 1980

1980s

The Federation administered The AIDS Commission of Greater Cleveland, and created a database containing information about the number of new and potential AIDS cases, services, and unmet needs. Throughout the decade, the Federation took a leading role in programs targeting HIV AIDS prevention and treatment. The Federation addressed the unmet health care needs of the...

1972
January 4, 1972

1972

In 1972, an internal reorganization resulted in a new name, Federation for Community Planning, and a new focus on planning, research, community education and advocacy. United Way Services took on the role of fundraising and allocation. Federation developed the first comprehensive, community-wide plan in response to the problem of abused and neglected children, which led...

1970s
January 4, 1970

1970s

The Federation facilitated the merge of five agencies into one organization providing comprehensive services for children and families.  That organization continues to serve thousands of greater Clevelanders today as The Centers for Families and Children.

1960s
January 4, 1960

1960s

The Federation responded to increasing deinstitutionalization of persons with severe mental illness from state psychiatric hospitals by helping to establish community day treatment and rehabilitation facilities. We worked to pass state legislation establishing Community Boards for Mental Health and Mental Retardation. The Federation formed a Mental Retardation Development Project to plan overall community services for...

January 4, 1950

1950s

A number of community information and referral services were consolidated into the Federation’s Community Information Services and eventually became an independent organization called First Call for Help. Today it is operated by United Way of Greater Cleveland and responds to over 250,000 requests for help.

1940s
January 4, 1940

1940s

The Federation held its first Health and Human Services Institute, an all-day conference on critical community problems for professionals and volunteers. The Federation created a committee on race relations and collaborated with the Jewish Community Council and the NAACP to form the present day City of Cleveland’s Community Relations Board.

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