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Community Solutions’ work and experts are regularly covered by national, state, and local print, broadcast, and online media. Reporters and editors depend on Community Solutions as a source of reliable data and sound, nonpartisan, data-driven analyses of critical community issues. Our staff members are available to submit opinion editorials to newspapers and or to appear as experts on radio and television programs. We can also provide journalists with background information on important community issues and connect them with other sources of information.

See selected media coverage that uses our research and analysis listed below.

February 2024

Ideastream Public Media mentioned Community Solutions’ Cleveland Neighborhoods and Wards in their piece “Cleveland approves tax incentives to bring 225 jobs, benefits to Cleveland’s Central neighborhood” (2/13/24)

Ideastream Public Media mentioned Racial Equity Associate Taneisha Fair’s appointment to the City of Cleveland’s Commission on Black Women and Girls in”Cleveland introduces Commission on Black Women and Girls, almost 2 years after its creation” (2/9/24)

Crain’s Cleveland Business quoted President & CEO Emily Campbell in their piece “For underfunded and understaffed nonprofits, keeping essential tech up to date is a challenge” (2/7/24)

Cleveland City Council newsletter mentioned Community Solutions’ Cleveland Neighborhoods and Wards in their piece “Council Approves Grant Program for Local Artists, Apply Now” (2/2/24)

Ideastream Public Media’s Gabriel Kramer and Research Fellow Alex Dorman discussed Community Solutions’ blog Who receives adequate prenatal care in Ohio, and who doesn’t? in “Who gets adequate prenatal care in Ohio? Race, education, insurance status plays a role, study shows” (2/1/24)

 

January 2024

Sound of Ideas hosted President & CEO Emily Campbell and Research Associate Angela Maher and cited data from Community Solutions’ Status of Women 2023 fact sheets in this episode “Comprehensive report examines women in Ohio through economic, health and social mobility factors” (1/31/24)

Ideastream Public Media quoted Research Associate Angela Maher and cited data from Community Solutions’ Status of Women 2023 fact sheets in “Ohio’s women are more educated than men, but more likely to live in poverty, report finds” (1/30/24)

Ideastream Public Media mentioned Community Solutions’ Cleveland Neighborhoods and Wards in their piece “Cleveland City Council approves $3 million in funding for artists” (1/29/24)

The Hannah Report cited data from Community Solutions’ piece, Who receives adequate prenatal care in Ohio, and who doesn’t?, in “Race, Education Remain Factors in Prenatal Care for Pregnant Ohioans” (1/26/24)

The Scioto Post quoted Director of Research Emily Muttillo in their piece “Over Half of Ohio Faces Rising Poverty Rates Despite Economic Growth” (1/26/24)

The Hannah Report quoted President and CEO Emily Campbell, and Research Associate Angela Maher, and recapped Community Solutions’ webinar, What is the status of Ohio women in 2023?, featuring Status of Women 2023 fact sheets in “Fact Sheets Provide County-by-County Look at Social, Economic, Health Data for Ohio Women” (1/25/24)

21 WFMJ quoted  Advocates for Ohio’s Future’s Interim Director Sarah Hudacek for their piece “Ohio Lawmakers propose eliminating state income tax” (1/24/24)

Dayton Daily News interviewed Director of Research Emily Muttillo and Advocates for Ohio’s Future’s Interim Director for their piece “Poverty up in half of Ohio counties, but Warren County rate near lowest in U.S.” (1/22/24)

Statehouse News Bureau interviewed Research Associate Angela Maher for their piece, “The paradox of womanhood in Ohio” (1/17/24)

Ideastream Public Media quoted Visting Fellow Loren Anthes in “Nonprofit Summa Health to be acquired by private venture capital firm” (1/17/24)

Ohio Capital Journal’s Susan Tebben cited data from Community Solutions’ blog, From Pandemic EBT to Summer EBT: The End of the Public Health Emergency and the Beginning of Permanent Hunger Solutions, in  “The fight to feed kids in Ohio continues” (1/16/24)

Cleveland.com published Research Fellow Suzanna Thiese’s Op-Ed “Ohio’s women face diverse challenges: Suzanna Thiese” (1/14/24)

December 2023

Ideastream Public Media’s Taylor Wizner and Director of Research & Williamson Family Fellow for Applied Research Emily Muttillo discussed changes in Ohioans’ childcare in  “More Ohioans opt for informal child care than before the pandemic, Census report finds” (12/22/23)

Prognosis Ohio’s Dan Skinner and President and CEO Emily Campbell discussed Community Solutions’ Status of Women 2023 fact sheets in  “Community Solutions CEO Emily Campbell on the Status of Ohio Women” (12/20/23)

The Hannah Report interviewed Visiting Fellow John Corlett for their piece, “Faces on Capitol Square: John Corlett Touts Working across Political Divides to Build Lasting Policy” (12/18/23)

Philanthropy Ohio’s newsletter mentioned Community Solutions’ blog, Climate change’s impact on food security and maternal health, in “December Update for Health Funders” (12/12/23)

Signal Cleveland’s Candice Wilder chatted with Senior Visiting Fellow John Corlett about his 40-year public policy career in “Poverty and segregation remain key challenges for Cleveland, says retiring healthcare policy expert” (12/12/23)

Ideastream Public Media interviews Visiting Fellow Loren Anthes for their piece “New federal prescription drug policy will lower prices, Northeast Ohio health policy experts say” (12/9/23)

Ideastream Public Media’s Jenny Hamel chatted with President and CEO Emily Campbell and Senior Visiting Fellow John Corlett in “The outgoing and incoming presidents of The Center for Community Solutions discuss the work ahead” (12/8/23)

Saint Luke’s Foundation mentioned Community Solutions in their newsletter “The Saint Luke’s Foundation Awards $3.3 Million at its December Meeting” (12/7/23)

Cleveland.com featured Senior Visiting Fellow John Corlett’s Op-Ed “Now is not the time to step away from advocacy: John R. Corlett” (12/3/23)

The Columbus Dispatch featured Policy Assistant Kyle Thompson’s Op-Ed “Emotions are not a sign of weakness. Stigmas around Black men and mental health must fall” (12/1/23)

November 2023

Ideastream Public Media featured Community Solutions’s report, New Opportunities to Improve Linkages between Health and Justice Systems, in “Report: Maintaining Medicaid eligibility for Ohio’s incarcerated can improve health, public safety” (11/29/23)

Public News Service interviewed Medicaid Policy Fellow Brandy Davis for their piece, “Ohio sees coverage losses as Medicaid unwinding continues” (11/28/23)

Cleveland Foundation newsletter featured AIDS Funding Collaborative’s Director Julie Patterson’s blog post, LGBTQIA Coalition Request for Proposals for Coalition Planning and Launch Consultant, in “A season of gratitude: November news from your community foundation” (11/27/23)

Ideastream Public Media featured Community Solutions’s report, The Intersection of Race and Disability: A View from Ohio, in “Report finds people of color with disabilities face more discrimination” (11/27/23)

Ohio Capital Journal mentioned Visiting Fellow Rachel Cahill in “Ohioans hit food banks in record numbers as SNAP requirements hinder assistance programs” (11/23/23)

The Statehouse News Bureau featured Research Fellow Alex Dorman and Community Solutions’ blog post, Ohio cities are getting more diverse; rural areas are not,  in “Ohio’s diversity divide: urban areas are diversifying, but rural areas aren’t” (11/20/23)

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland quoted Community Solutions’s blog, Federal anti-hunger aid in Ohio being slashed by over $1.2 billion dollars in 2023; working families and older adults to see biggest cuts, in “NOTES FROM THE FIELD: Food Insecurity Revisited” (11/20/23)

Crain’s Cleveland Business featured Visiting Fellow Loren Anthes and quoted President and Executive Director John Corlett in “40 UNDER 40 | 2023” (11/14/23)

Crain’s Cleveland Business mentioned Visiting Fellow Loren Anthes in “Startup Yuvo Health expands to Ohio market” (11/14/23)

The Statehouse News Bureau quoted Advocates for Ohio’s Future Interim Director Sarah Hudacek in “Ohio received billions in ARPA funds. Where is it going?” (11/8/23)

October 2023

Cleveland.com cited data from Community Solutions’ Cleveland Neighborhoods and Wards fact sheets in “Lee-Harvard Lee-Seville Cleveland neighborhoods look to future with work on a master plan” (10/30/23)

Crain’s Cleveland Business featured President and Executive Director John Corlett and Chief Operating Officer Emily Campbell in “Social Responsibility Champion: The Center for Community Solutions” (10/30/23)

Crain’s Cleveland Business featured President and Executive Director John Corlett and Chief Operating Officer Emily Campbell in “Social Responsibility Champion: The Center for Community Solutions” (10/30/23)

Cleveland.com published Senior Fellow Zulma Zabala’s Op-Ed, “Race, diversity, equity and inclusion work is never done: Zulma Zabala” (10/22/23)

Prognosis Ohio’s Dan Skinner and President and Executive Director John Corlett discussed the need for a Human Services Chamber in Northeast Ohio and mentioned incoming President Emily Campbell in “John Corlett on Health, Human Services, and Consensus-building” (10/10/23)

September 2023

The Buckeye Flame published AIDS Funding Collaborative Director Julie Patterson’s guest commentary, “‘Devastating’ federal cuts to HIV/AIDS funding to affect countless Ohioans [COMMENTARY]” (9/30/23)

Ideastream Public Media mentioned Community Solutions in “Cuyahoga County to form Women’s Health Advisory Council to improve access to care” (9/26/23)

The Hannah Report mentioned Advocates for Ohio’s Future in “By the Numbers: ARPA Funding” (9/25/23)

Ohio Capital Journal quoted President and Executive Director John Corlett in  “Ohio Democrats introduce bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage” (9/19/23)

Sound of Ideas featured President and Executive Director John Corlett’s discussion regarding the new Medicare prescription drug negotiation policy on their episode “Parishes, schools run by Catholic Diocese of Cleveland are barred from LGBTQ+ expression” (9/12/23)

The Hannah Report featured President and Executive Director John Corlett and Chief Operating Officer Emily Campbell in “Campbell Succeeds Corlett at Center for Community Solutions” (9/11/23)

Cleveland.com published Medicaid Policy Fellow Brandy Davis’ Op-Ed “Watch your mail to make sure you are still enrolled in Medicaid: Brandy Davis” (9/10/23)

Cleveland.com featured Chief Operating Officer Emily Campbell, mentioned President and Executive Director John Corlett, and quoted Community Solutions’ Chair of the Board of Directors Kyle Miller in “Emily Campbell named CEO of Center for Community Solutions, think tank focusing on health, economic issues” (9/8/23)

Ideastream Public Media mentioned Chief Operating Officer Emily Campbell, President and Executive Director John Corlett, and Community Solutions’ Chair of the Board of Directors Kyle Miller in “Center for Community Solutions names new president and CEO” (9/8/23)

Crain’s Cleveland Business featured Chief Operating Officer Emily Campbell, President and Executive Director John Corlett, and Community Solutions’ Chair of the Board of Directors Kyle Miller in “Center for Community Solutions names its next president and CEO” (9/8/23)

The Land cited data from Community Solutions’ piece, Cuyahoga County: Preparing for an Aging Future, in  “Free home repairs help Union Miles seniors manage quality of life, stay independent” (9/1/23)

August 2023

Ideastream Public Media’s Stephen Langel featured Community Solutions’ event, HSAN: Approaching The 2024-2025 Cuyahoga County Budget, in “Cuyahoga County Council focuses on foster care, basic services in budget negotiations” (8/29/23)

Crain’s Cleveland Business featured Senior Fellow Zulma Zabala and Board Member Jenice Contreras in  “Notable Latino Leaders 2023” (8/28/23)

Cleveland.com mentioned Board Member Chris Alvarado in “Slavic Village Development’s Chris Alvarado tapped to be Cuyahoga County’s Director of Regional Collaboration” (8/17/23)

Crain’s Cleveland Business mentioned Board Member Chris Alvarado in “Christopher Alvarado nominated to lead Cuyahoga County Department of Regional Collaboration” (8/17/23)

Public News Service’s Leah Shepard and Public Policy & External Affairs Associate Natasha Takyi-Micah discussed Ohio’s maternity care access issues in  “Maternity Care Becoming Harder for Ohioans to Access, Experts Say” (8/16/23)

The Chronicle-Telegram mentioned Chief Operating Officer Emily Campbell and her Cleveland.com Op-Ed, The youth mental health crisis is only getting worse: Emily Campbell, in “‘Race Forward’ speaker series continues Thursday” (8/15/23)

Canton Repository mentioned Director of Research Emily Muttillo in “Group seeks feedback on how to make Stark County more age-friendly” (8/14/23)

July 2023

Cleveland.com published President and Executive Director John Corlett’s Op-Ed “Life was a roller coaster before Medicaid coverage: John Corlett” (7/30/23)

Weekly News from LMM mentioned Community Solutions’ board and staff community engagement trip in “Center for Community Solutions Visits LMM” (7/20/23)

Ideastream Public Media’s Taylor Wizner and Visiting Fellow Loren Anthes discussed the expansion of telemedicine in “Q&A: The Cleveland Clinic is expanding telemedicine. Here’s what patients should consider” (7/17/23)

Weekly Update from Groundwork Ohio mentioned Community Solutions’ piece, What happened with doulas in the state budget? (7/14/23)

The Hannah Report mentioned Director of Public Policy Tara Britton and Director of Advocates for Ohio’s Future, Kelsey Bergfeld in “It’s in the Budget: Groups Issue Reactions to Final Version of HB33” (7/11/23)

WYSO 91.3’s Alejandro Figueroa and President and Executive Director John Corlett discussed changes to food aid programs in “Breaking the cycle: How some advocates want to change public food aid programs in Ohio” (7/5/23)

June 2023

Ideastream Public Media mentioned Chief Operating Officer Emily Campbell’s guest panel appearance at United Way of Greater Cleveland’s The State of Greater Cleveland: 2023 Community Needs Assessment in “New wave of arrivals expected to come to Northeast Ohio from Central and South American countries” (6/28/23)

News5Cleveland quoted Research Fellow Alex Dorman in “Millions of federal dollars allocated to widening broadband in Ohio” (6/27/23)

Cleveland.com published Chief Operating Officer Emily Campbell’s Op-Ed “The youth mental health crisis is only getting worse: Emily Campbell” (6/18/23)

The Statehouse News Bureau’s Karen Kasler and Director of Public Policy and Advocacy Tara Britton discussed the state budget in “Senate budget removes a requirement for Ohio food stamp recipients, but adds a new one” (6/15/23)

Ohio Capital Journal quoted Advocates for Ohio’s Future (AOF) Director Kelsey Bergfled and mentioned AOF’s press conference, Ohio Senate Cuts Work Supports and Leaves Ohio Kids & Families Hungry Press Conference, in “Send this back and do better.’ Advocates criticize Ohio Senate’s version of state budget” (6/13/23)

The Hannah Report mentioned Advocates for Ohio’s Future (AOF) Director Kelsey Bergfled and AOF’s press webinar, Run-down of Senate Budget Changes, in “Send this back and do better.’ Advocates criticize Ohio Senate’s version of state budget” (6/9/23)

Spectrum News 1 interviewed Advocates for Ohio’s Future Director Kelsey Bergfled in “A bill introduced at the Statehouse could cut unemployment benefits” (6/9/23)

May 2023

Dayton Daily News Samantha Widown and Visiting Fellow Loren Anthes discussed hospitals’ community benefit and Medicaid in “Area hospitals estimate community benefit exceeded $700M in 2021” (5/30/23)

WKRC Local 12 News interviewed Chief Operating Officer Emily Campbell in “Community project aims to bring free Wi-Fi to heart of East Price Hill” (5/25/23)

Ohio Capital Journal quoted President and Executive Director John Corlett in “Bill to create universal health care coverage in Ohio re-introduced in House” (5/24/23)

NextShark and Yahoo! News cited data from Community Solutions’s blog post, The diversity of Asian Americans contributes to Ohio’s diversity, in “Nearly 100,000 people attend Cincinnati’s 2023 Asian Food Fest” (5/15/23)

The Epoch Times quoted Director of Research Emily Muttillo in “More Ohio Families Turn to Food Banks Amid Cost-of-Living Crisis” (5/11/23)

Ideastream Public Media quoted Director of Research Emily Muttillo and cited data from a Community Solutions piece, What does our new research tell us about food insecurity?, in “One in eight Ohioans face food insecurity. End of emergency SNAP benefits could make things worse” (5/10/23)

Cleveland.com published President and Executive Director John Corlett’s Op-Ed “Two ways the state budget can support older adults in Ohio: John Corlett” (5/7/23)

The Columbus Dispatch Thomas Suddess column featured Visiting Fellow Gayle Channing-Tenenbaum in “Determined, visionary, and well-respected Gayle Channing Tenenbaum left mark| Suddes” (5/1/23)

April 2023

Cleveland.com quoted Visiting Fellow Loren Anthes in “House budget proposal offers big money for nursing homes, elder care” (4/26/23)

News 5 Cleveland cited data from Comunity Solutions Community Fact Sheets in  “Pilot program aims at addressing technology inequality in Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood” (4/25/23)

Ideastream Public Media mentioned Visiting Fellow Loren Anthes in “‘Don’t let me die.’ A Cleveland neighborhood grapples with the loss of its ER” (4/19/23)

Hannah News Service mentioned Visiting Fellow Gayle Channing-Tenenbaum in “PCSAO, Others Mourn Death of Gayle Channing Tenenbaum” (4/18/23)

Hannah News Service mentioned Director of Public Policy Tara Britton, Visiting Fellow Rachel Cahill, and Advocates for Ohio’s Future’s Director Kelsey Bergfeld in “Advocates Say Public Benefits Programs Weighed Down by ‘Bureaucracy,’ ‘Red Tape’” (4/18/23)

March 2023

Let’s Talk Cuyahoga featured President and Executive Director John Corlett in this podcast episode “S2E4: Medicaid Changes” (3/31/23)

Cleveland.com published Community Solutions’ Council On Older Persons’ Lisa S. Weitzman’s Op-Ed “We aren’t getting any younger: Lisa S. Weitzman” (3/26/23)

Ideastream Public Media cited data from Community Solutions’ piece, The New Cleveland Neighborhood Fact Sheets are Here; Initial Thoughts and Takeaways, in “High eviction areas in Cleveland echo the city’s history of redlining” (3/20/23)

Cleveland.com Op-Ed mentioned Community Solutions’ Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Coalition in “Cleveland is dragging its feet on spending COVID stimulus dollars, while the deadline looms: Leslie Kouba” (3/19/23)

Fox 8 News Maia Belay and Chief Operating Officer Emily Campbell discussed childcare benefit waivers in “State-issued childcare benefit set to end soon, putting strain on families” (3/15/23)

Crain’s Cleveland Business quoted Chief Operating Officer Emily Campbell and mentioned Community Solutions’ work with The Legal Aid Society in “Cleveland Legal Aid’s new mandate: the pursuit of racial justice and equity” (3/13/23)

The Oberlin Review quoted Chief Operating Officer Emily Campbell in “City Government Engages in Community Discussion on Equity in Oberlin” (3/10/23)

Cleveland.com editorial board quoted Visiting Fellow Rachel Cahill in “Creative fixes needed to end costly bureaucratic hurdles for SNAP, other benefits: editorial” (3/10/23)

Cleveland.com interviewed Visiting Fellow Rachel Cahill for their piece “Anything but a SNAP: Most calls to Cuyahoga County for help with assistance programs never get answered” (3/6/23)

Spectrum News 1 cited data from Community Solutions’ piece, Federal anti-hunger aid in Ohio being slashed by over $1.2 billion dollars in 2023; working families and older adults to see biggest cuts, in “End of SNAP Emergency Allotments: Ohio residents, grocers, economy to take substantial hit” (3/1/23)

The Saint Luke’s Foundation February News featured Community Solutions’ piece “Village of Healing: A Beacon of Hope” (3/1/23)

February 2023

News 5 Cleveland interviewed President and Executive Director John Corlett for their piece “Families prepare for end of extra pandemic SNAP payments” (2/28/23)

Telemundo Cleveland interviewed Community and Racial Equity Senior Fellow Zulma Zabala for their piece “African American and Hispanic community come together to improve the quality of life in Cleveland” (2/28/23)

Prognosis Ohio interviewed Director of Public Policy Tara Britton and Director of Advocates for Ohio’s Future Kelsey Bergfeld in their podcast “It’s Budget Season! Priorities for a Healthier Ohio” (2/15/23)

Cleveland.com’s Capitol Letter mentioned the pending retirement of President and Executive Director John Corlett in “Jewish human rights organization calls on Ohio leaders to change home-school rules after antisemitic group found on Telegram: Capitol Letter” (2/13/23)

Cleveland.com published Chief Operating Officer Emily Campbell’s Op-Ed, “Ohio has a chance to increase family stability through permanent tax credits: Emily Campbell” (2/12/23)

Crain’s Cleveland Business featured President and Executive Director John Corlett’s retirement announcement in “John Corlett to retire as leader of Center for Community Solutions” (2/10/23)

Statehouse News’ Karen Kassler and President and Executive Director John Corlett discussed the impact food assistance cuts will have on Ohioans in “End of SNAP pandemic boost has advocates for low-income Ohioans worried” (2/10/23)

Dayton Daily News mentioned Visiting Fellow Loren Anthes and Director of Public Policy Tara Britton in “Ohio Medicaid launches ‘Next Generation’ of managed care” (2/6/23)

Crain’s Cleveland Business interviewed Visting Fellow Loren Anthes for their podcast, “The Landscape: Expanding access to health care” (2/3/23)

The Columbus Dispatch cited data from Community Solutions’ report, The poorer your neighborhood, the shorter your lifefor their piece “Black Americans face widening life expectancy gap. How one Columbus woman is helping” (2/3/23)

Ideastream Public Media used data from Community Solutions’ Cleveland Neighborhoods and Wards fact sheets in “COVID-19 pandemic hit this East Side Cleveland neighborhood especially hard, research shows” (2/1/23)