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January 12, 2017

Common Ground: A New Year, A New State Budget

Common Ground: A New Year, A New State Budget Tara Britton, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy | Edward D. and Dorothy E. Lynde Fellow January 12, 2017 This edition of Common Ground lays out the process and anticipated schedule of activities of Ohio budget, introduces CCS’ new Board Chair Zulma Zabala, recaps recent media mentions...

December 7, 2016

A New Approach to Financing Medicaid?

A New Approach to Financing Medicaid? Block Grants, Per Capita Allotments, Shared Savings and the State Budget December 6, 2016 Loren Anthes Public Policy Fellow, Medicaid Policy Center On December 2nd, House majority leadership sent a letter to governors and state insurance commissionersi asking for input on a way to refine and augment Speaker Ryan’s...

November 10, 2016

Big City Problems in Ohio’s Small Towns

Big City Problems in Ohio’s Small Towns John A. Begala Former Executive Director November, 2016 For all the cultural, social, and political forces that conspire to separate and divide “big city” and “small town,” and for all that is written about Ohio as a microcosm of the nation’s “culture wars,” Ohio’s small hub towns and...

November 7, 2016

Birth Outcomes in Ohio, 2010‐2014

Birth Outcomes in Ohio, 2010‐2014 Joseph Ahern Fellow, Applied Research November, 2016 Ohio’s infant mortality rate in 2013, 7.33 infant deaths per 1,000 live births, ranked 45th among all states, and was 21 percent above the national average of 5.96. In addition, infant mortality among African Americans was more than twice the rate among Whites....

October 3, 2016

Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program: Ohio Moving Forward

Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program Ohio Moving Forward October 3, 2016 Brie Lusheck Public Policy Associate Introduction On July 1, 2016, Ohio rolled out its new Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP). CCMEP was a part of the previous State Operating Budget, House Bill 64, and is a program that was established as...

August 18, 2016

Ending Welfare As We Knew It

Ending Welfare As We Knew It John R. Corlett, President and Executive Director and Rose Frech, former Research Fellow August 18, 2016 August 22nd will mark the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) in 1996. When the law was passed by Congress and signed by then‐President...

June 30, 2016

Human Services 101: A Straightforward Guide to the Social Services in Ohio

Human Services 101: A Straightforward Guide to the Social Services in Ohio By The Center for Community Solutions June, 2016 Welcome to Human Services 101: A Straightforward Guide to the Social Services in Ohio. Our goal is to provide easy-to-understand, yet comprehensive, information on the social service systems that help Ohioans. Social services are crucial...

July 24, 2015

By the Numbers 3: Developing a Common Understanding for the Future of Behavioral Health Care, Analysis of Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment in Ohio

By the Numbers 3: Developing a Common Understanding for the Future of Behavioral Health Care Analysis of Alcohol and Other Drug Treatment in Ohio By The Center for Community Solutions and Mental Health and Addiction Advocacy Coalition July 24, 2015 Over the last several years, The Center for Community Solutions and the Mental Health & Addiction...