Strengthening Health and Human Services Safety Net

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Poverty is a complex and systemic problem that requires integrated, thoughtful solutions carried out by committed, knowledgeable people and organizations. Public policy, economics and demographics create the context for organizations working on the issues of poverty, and it is critical they become active and informed participants in the policy formulation process. CCS, through its research, analysis and action, works to connect these important institutions with the resources they need to carry out their missions as we collaborate to eliminate poverty and improve the economic wellbeing of all Ohioans.

Often, human service organizations are concerned about managing the day to day of their work. This means they cannot afford to spend the time necessary to understand the ever-changing landscape of regulation and policy.

As many agencies delivering these critical services rely on governmental funding, it is key that they understand what is happening so they can focus on the clients they serve. Human service agencies, governmental agencies, policymakers and the common people they all serve are impacted by the policy and funding choices at the federal, state and local level.

From data analysis on infant mortality to the impact of benefit cuts on household income, we strengthen the health and human service system through cutting-edge research and analysis on the policy, economic and demographic shifts in our region and across Ohio.

To learn more about what we are doing to inform organizations and the policies which inform their work, check out our research.