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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.

June 2021

The Washington Post talked with Public Policy & External Affairs Associate Hope Lane about SNAP provisions included in the Senate-passed budget in “Some states are cutting off emergency food-assistance programs and making it harder to qualify” (6/18/21)

The Columbus Dispatch quoted Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Loren Anthes and cited his piece, Ohio General Assembly Must Protect Procurement, Not Contractor Profits, in “Advocates: Medicaid system overhaul could hurt behavioral health program for youth, PBM reforms” (6/17/21)

Toledo Blade interviewed Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Loren Anthes and discussed his blog post, Ohio General Assembly Must Protect Procurement, Not Contractor Profits, in “Amendment could endanger key program for children, advocates say” (6/15/21)

Dayton Daily News’ Kaitlin Schroeder and Director of Advocates for Ohio’s Future Kelsey Bergfeld discussed proposed provisions made to the SNAP program in the Senate-passed budget bill in “Ohio hunger aid could come with ‘asset tests’ under proposal” (6/15/21)

WSAZ NewsChannel 3 quoted Director of Advocates for Ohio’s Future Kelsey Bergfeld for “Senate plan would probe assets of Ohio food stamp recipients” (6/15/21)

WTOL 11 interviewed Director of Advocates for Ohio’s Future Kelsey Bergfeld for their piece “Ohioans who receive food stamps may soon face extra steps to get benefits” (6/15/21)

LimaOhio.com cited Community Solutions’ piece, Temporary Emergency Hunger Assistance is Buoying Ohio’s Economy and Should Continue to Help Workers Avoid a Benefit Cliff, in their guest column “Federal aid critical for West Ohio Food Bank” (6/8/21)

Statehouse News Bureau mentioned Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Loren Anthes in their piece, “Senate Proposal To Change Medicaid Procurement Process Draws Criticism” (6/7/21)

The Hannah Report quoted Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Loren Anthes and mentioned Advocates for Ohio’s Future joint press conference, Who is This Budget For?, in “Human Services Advocates Raise Continued Concerns on Budget Changes” (6/7/21)

Gongwer mentioned Director of Public Policy and Advocacy Tara Britton, Director of Advocates for Ohio’s Future Kelsey Bergfeld and cited Community Solutions’ public testimony, June 3, 2021: Interested Party Testimony Senate Finance Committee, in “Managed Care Procurement Item In Senate Budget Draws Concerns” (6/5/21)

May 2021

Cleveland.com published Public Policy and External Affairs Associate Natasha Takyi-Micah Op-Ed “It’s time to resolve disparities in Ohio nursing homes: Natasha Takyi-Micah” (5/23/21)

WBNS 10 TV interviewed Associate Director Emily Campbell and cited Community Solutions’ piece, Don’t leave money on the table: File your taxes in 2021!, in “What the child tax credit looks like for families” (5/18/21)

90.3 WCPN ideastream quoted President and Executive Director John Corlett and cited Community Solutions’ piece, McGregor PACE Program Demonstrates Success of Community-Based Alternative for Older Ohioans at Greater Risk of Contracting COVID-19, in “Pandemic Brings Opportunity To Reexamine Care For Seniors” (5/18/21)

Public News Service mentioned Community Solutions and cited our piece, Ohio SNAP program maintains strong anti-fraud protections, in “New Barriers to SNAP Access Proposed in Ohio Bill” (5/17/21)

Crain’s Cleveland Business mentioned  Research Fellow Kate Warren and cited Community Solutions’ piece, Inability to miss work contributes to vaccine hesitancy and likely, lower vaccination rates, in “Crain’s editorial: A little help here on vaccinations” (5/16/21)

Cleveland Scene interviewed Research Fellow Kate Warren for their COVID-19 vaccine piece, “DeWine’s Unconventional Vaccine Lottery Could Be Smart, and Even Thrifty, Public Policy” (5/13/21)

Cleveland 19 News’ Sara Goldenberg interviewed Research Fellow Kate Warren and cited Community Solutions’ piece, Inability to miss work contributes to vaccine hesitancy and likely, lower vaccination rates, in “Hourly workers left behind in vaccination push, researcher says” (5/12/21)

FreshWater Cleveland cited Community Solutions’ piece, Cleveland is now the poorest big city in the country, in “Unified voices: New alliance will unite NEO arts community in diversity, equity, and inclusion” (5/11/21)

Ohio Capital Journal interviewed Research Fellow Kate Warren and cited Community Solutions’ piece, Inability to miss work contributes to vaccine hesitancy and likely, lower vaccination rates, in “Hourly workers left behind in vaccination push, researcher says” (5/6/21)

April 2021

Cleveland.com Op-ed quoted President and Executive Director John Corlett in “You might be surprised by what products you can’t buy with ‘food stamps’: Leila Atassi” (4/28/21)

Prognosis Ohio featured Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Loren Anthes on their episode “Drug Prices in Ohio: What is to Be Done?” (4/21/21)

Cleveland.com published Community Solutions’ Board Member Rev. Tim Ahrens’ Op-Ed “We can and we must reduce Black maternal mortality in Ohio now: Tim Ahrens” (4/16/21)

Cleveland.com published Research Fellow Emily Muttillo’s Op-Ed “We need to keep our eyes on the children: Emily Muttillo” (4/11/21)

Springfield News-Sun interviewed Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Loren Anthes for their piece “Ohio Medicaid announces CareSource wins bid to keep managing billions in state benefits” (4/9/21)

Dayton Daily News’ Kaitlin Schroeder and Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Loren Anthes discussed hospital price transparency in “New rule requires more transparency in what hospitals charge. But will it help?” (4/5/21)

March 2021

APNews quoted Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Loren Anthes in “The power of touch: Boutique stretching thrives amid COVID” (3/31/21)

Statehouse News Bureau featured President and Executive Director John Corlett in “Advocates Say Overturning Health Orders Could Cost Ohio Federal Funding” (3/26/21)

The Hannah Report mentioned Policy Assistant Sarah Hudacek in “Hudacek Joins CCS/AOF” (3/25/21)

Cleveland Jewish News quoted Public Policy and External Affairs Associate William Tarter, Jr. in “AJC Cleveland seder explores meaning of freedom amid pandemic” (3/25/21)

Dayton Daily News’ Kaitlin Schroeder and Associate Director Emily Campbell discussed stimulus spending in “Stimulus spending expected to boost local economy; help people living pay check to paycheck” (3/23/21)

The Sound of Ideas’ Rick Jackson and resident and Executive Director John Corlett discussed the impact of the American Rescue Plan of 2021 on Ohioans on “How Does The $1.9T Stimulus Bill Help Ohioans?” (3/16/21)

The Hannah Report featured Director of Public Policy and Advocacy Tara Britton, Research Assistant Taneisha Fair and Community Solutions congressional and legislative fact sheets in “CCS Releases New Data Sheets for Congressional, Legislative Districts as ‘Baseline’ Figures” (3/15/21)

Crain’s Cleveland Business quoted Research Fellow Kate Warren and cited Community Solutions’ piece, Federally Qualified Health Centers key to racial equity in COVID-19 vaccine access, in “Providers of underserved communities work toward equitable vaccine distribution” (3/14/21)

Prognosis Ohio mentioned Community Solutions’ blog post, What to watch for heading into Ohio’s next state budget, and report, Ohio’s 2020-2021 State Budget, As Introduced, in “Talking Ohio Budget and Doula Care with Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio” (3/14/21)

WBNS-10TV interviewed Associate Director Emily Campbell for their piece, “‘How will the child tax credit be paid out?’: Answering your stimulus questions” (3/10/21)

Public News Service shared a few highlights from Community Solutions’ webinar, Webinar: SNAP College Student Eligibility, in “New Opportunities to Connect College Students to SNAP” (3/8/21)

Crain’s Cleveland Business mentioned Community Solutions’ needs assessment work, Securing Stability: Legal Aid’s Lasting Impact, in “Tucker Ellis’ Rita Maimbourg is elected board president for The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland” (3/2/21)

WCPN 90.3 The Sound of Ideas interviewed Research Fellow Kate Warren for their piece and mentioned Community Solutions’ blog post, Federally Qualified Health Centers key to racial equity in COVID-19 vaccine access, in “Federally Qualified Health Centers Key To Improving COVID-19 Vaccine Racial Equity” (3/2/21)

News 5 Cleveland interviewed Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Loren Anthes and mentioned Community Solutions’ blog post, Federally Qualified Health Centers key to racial equity in COVID-19 vaccine access, in “Research offers solution to racial disparities in COVID-19 vaccine distribution” (3/1/21)

Cleveland.com published Public Policy & External Affairs Associate Hope Lane’s op-ed, “Food assistance relief for college students appreciated, but long overdue: Hope Lane” (3/1/21)

February 2021

Cleveland 19 News cited Community Solutions’ blog post, Federally Qualified Health Centers key to racial equity in COVID-19 vaccine access, in “More than a third of African Americans hesitant to get COVID-19 vaccine” (2/26/21)

NBC News Now interviewed Associate Director Emily Campbell for their piece “Struggling Families React To Biden’s Child Tax Credit Proposal” (2/22/21)

The Real Deal Press republished Community Solutions’ blog post, Access Denied: The impact of Cleveland’s digital divide on students (2/18/21)

WCPN 90.3 ideastream’s Lisa Ryan quoted Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Loren Anthes in her piece “ACA Insurance Marketplace Reopens in Ohio For Special Three Month Extension” (2/16/21)

The Hannah Report featured Community Solutions’ webinar, Friday Webinar: Rebooting Pandemic-EBT for the 2020-2021 School Year, in “ODJFS to Begin Issuing Expanded P-EBT Benefits over Weekend” (2/5/21)

Cleveland.com interviewed Research Fellow Kate Warren and cited her blog post, Vaccinations in Ohio surpass COVID-19 cases, in “With 908,096 shots given, Ohio vaccine doses now exceed coronavirus cases: Wednesday update” (2/3/21)

News 5 Cleveland featured Research Fellow Kate Warren and cited her blog post, Vaccinations in Ohio surpass COVID-19 cases, in “Milestone: Number of vaccinated Ohioans surpasses total COVID cases” (2/3/21)

Channel 3 WKYC Studios interviewed Associate Director Emily Campbell and cited Community Solutions piece, Vaccinations in Ohio surpass COVID-19 cases, in “COVID-19 vaccine eligibility: When to say ‘yes’ to a shot out of turn” (2/3/21)

Cleveland 19 News cited Community Solutions’ blog post, Vaccinations in Ohio surpass COVID-19 cases, in “COVID-19 milestone: Ohio vaccinations surpass cases, plus funeral workers want priority” (2/3/21)

Statehouse News, republished by WVXU 91.7, mentioned Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Loren Anthes in “$2.4 Billion In Federal Medicaid Funds Helps Ohio Avoid Big Budget Hole” (2/2/21)

January 2021

Canton Repository mentioned Community Solutions work with Stark Community Foundation and United Way of Greater Stark County in “Stark Community Foundation received record $27.8 million last year in donations” (1/30/21)

The Highland County Press republished Ohio Capital Journal’s piece featuring Public Policy & External Affairs Associate Hope Lane’s comments on equity in the COVID vaccine roll-out in “COVID-19 vaccine: Strides toward equity, access demanded” (1/29/21)

Crain’s Cleveland Business featured President and Executive Director John Corlett in “The Cleveland 500” (1/28/21)

NPR’s Sarah McCammon and President and Executive Director John Corlett discussed HUD Nominee Rep. Marcia Fudge in “Senate Panel To Hear From Biden’s HUD Nominee Rep. Marcia Fudge” (1/28/21)

News 5 Cleveland Jessi Schultz interviewed AIDS Funding Collaborative Director Julie Patterson for her piece “Slavic Village leaders combat a rise in HIV cases in the area through grassroots approach” (1/27/21)

Ohio Capital Journal’s Susan Tebben interviewed Public Policy & External Affairs Associate Hope Lane for her piece “COVID-19 vaccine: Strides toward equity, access demanded” (1/27/21)

Cleveland 19 News cited data from Community Solutions blog post, Vaccinations in Ohio surpass COVID-19 cases, in “Families of Northeast Ohio nursing home residents yearn for guidance on vaccines and visitation” (1/26/21)

Cleveland.com’s Jeremy Pelzer featured William C. and Elizabeth M. Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Loren Anthes and cited his piece, Protecting Ohio: How Policymakers Can Support Ohioans and the State Budget Through Medicaid, in “U.S. Sen. Rob Portman says he won’t run for re-election: Capitol Letter” (1/26/21)

News 5 Cleveland cited Community Solutions’ piece, McGregor PACE Program Demonstrates Success of Community-Based Alternative for Older Ohioans at Greater Risk of Contracting COVID-19, in “Cleveland seniors ditching nursing homes for alternative at-home care program looking to expand services” (1/25/21)

Crain’s Cleveland Business featured Community Solutions’ Board Chair David Miller in “People on the Move” (1/25/21)

Spectrum News 1 cited Community Solutions’ piece, Racial Disparities in Cleveland, in “Cleveland Foundation’s Black Futures Fund Seeks Applicants for Inaugural Round of Grants” (1/24/21)

90.5 WCBE featured Consultant Rachel Cahill in their piece “Feds Approve Ohio’s Pandemic Plan To Feed Needy School Kids” (1/22/21)

ideastream’s Rachel Dissell interviewed AIDS Funding Collaborative Director Julie Patterson for her piece “Slavic Village Effort Takes HIV Prevention To The Neighborhood Level” (1/22/21)

Public News Service interviewed Consultant Rachel Cahill for their piece “Ohio Gets Green Light to Extend Food Assistance for Kids” (1/21/21)

WCPN 90.3 ideastream’s Lisa Ryan and Public Policy & External Affairs Associate Hope Lane discussed the expansion of Ohio’s pilot program allowing recipients of food assistance benefits to purchase groceries online in “For People Using SNAP Benefits, Grocery Delivery Can Help And Hurt” (1/20/21)

Cleveland.com quoted William C. and Elizabeth M. Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Loren Anthes in “Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine asks incoming Biden administration for more vaccines, federal funding” (1/20/21)

Cleveland.com mentioned Community Solutions’ Board Chair David Miller in “On The Move” (1/19/21)

The Hannah Report featured Community Solutions’ Board Member David Miller’s election to board chair in “CCS Elects David Miller New Board of Directors Chair” (1/18/21)

Cleveland.com published William C. and Elizabeth M. Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Loren Anthes’ Op-Ed, “A strong Medicaid system is key to economic recovery: Loren Anthes” (1/17/21)

Akron Beacon Journal featured Community Solutions’ Ohio Health and Human Services Journalism Grant awardee Betty Lin-Fisher’s project on health disparities in “Betty Lin-Fisher: Meet the first-round winners of our Health Disparities Project” (1/17/21)

News Talk 1480 WHBC mentioned Community Solutions’ work with United Way of Greater Stark County and the Stark Community Foundation in “Stark Community Foundation To Accept Proposals Addressing Child Poverty Beginning Soon” (1/12/21)

ColumbusUnderground.com mentioned Public Policy & External Affairs Associate Hope Lane and cited her piece, Grocery shopping alternatives are great, unless you have SNAP, in “Ohio SNAP Benefits Expansion Now Offers Grocery Deliveries” (1/11/21)

ABC 9 WCPO mentioned William C. and Elizabeth M. Treuhaft Chair for Health Planning Loren Anthes in “Coronavirus vaccine: Thousands of Southwest Ohio shots sit on shelves for weeks” (1/10/21)

Gongwer mentioned Public Policy & External Affairs Associate Hope Lane and cited her piece, Doulas play crucial role in maternal health in “Infant, Maternal Mortality, Racial Disparities Expected To Be
Budget Focus” (1/5/21)

Crains Cleveland Business featured President and Executive Director John Corlett in its “2020 “Power 150” and “Notable LGBTQ Executives 2020” (1/4/21)

December 2020

News Talk 1480 WHBC highlighted Community Solutions’ work with United Way of Greater Stark County and the Stark Community Foundation in “Cleveland Organization With Solution To High Canton, Stark Child Poverty Stats” (12/30/20)

Shelterforce’s Miriam Axel-Lute interviewed President and Executive Director John Corlett for “Housing Field Reacts to Marcia Fudge HUD Nomination” (12/15/20)

Crain’s Cleveland Business editorial mentioned President and Executive Director John Corlett in “Crain’s editorial: U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge is a worthy cabinet choice for Biden administration” (12/13/20)

WKSU’s Mark Arehart discussed Stark County’s child poverty issue with Associate Director Emily Campbell in “Report Calls for Immediate Action to Fight Child Poverty in Stark County” (12/11/20)

Cleveland.com published President and Executive Director John Corlett’s Op-Ed, “We need to help the elderly remain safe at home: John Corlett” (12/6/20)

The Alliance-Review editorial mentioned Associate Director Emily Campbell in “Editorial: Stark children are hungry, hurting” (12/5/20)

WEWS News 5 Cleveland interviewed Associate Director Emily Campbell for their piece “Crisis in Stark County: Local nonprofits say alarming child poverty rates need to be addressed” (12/4/20)

The Canton Repository’s Jessica Holbrook mentioned Associate Director Emily Campbell in her piece “Report: Child poverty in Stark County, Canton at ‘crisis level’” (12/3/20)

WEWS News 5 Cleveland mentioned Community Solutions’ Ohio Legislative Districts in “Dontavius Jarrells is ready for the Ohio Statehouse” (12/2/20)