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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.

August 2022

Ohio Capital Journal cited data from Community Solutions’ Ohio Legislative Districts fact sheets in “As new Medicaid prescription program nears, some Ohio pharmacists are worried” (8/9/22)

The Alliance Review mentioned Community Solutions and Direction Home’s older adult listening sessions in  “Alliance Senior Center update for week of Aug. 8” (8/8/22)

Crain’s Cleveland Business mentioned Director of the Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Coalition Kate Warren in “Here are the participants in the latest Cleveland Bridge Builders and OnBoard Cleveland cohorts” (8/5/22)

WCPN cited data from Community Solutions’ Cleveland Neighborhoods and Wards fact sheets in “MetroHealth unveils new affordable housing complex in Cleveland” (8/2/22)

Public News Service’s Mary Schuermann Kuhlman and Senior Fellow Loren Anthes discussed the Children’s Health Insurance Program’s anniversary in “CHIP to Mark Silver Anniversary; Reflecting on 25 Years of Success” (8/1/22)

July 2022

Cleveland.com quoted President and Executive John Corlett in their piece “Is Cleveland’s plan to pay for abortion travel innovative policy, or a step too far?” (7/30/22)

Cleveland.com’s Lucas Daprile interviewed Director of the Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Coalition Kate Warren for his piece “With $300 million still to spend, Cleveland promises unique, thoughtful approach to spending ARPA money: Stimulus Watch” (7/19/22)

Cleveland.com published Senior Fellow Loren Anthes’ Op-Ed “A prescription for Dr. Margolius: Loren Anthes” (7/17/22)

USCOnline featured AIDS Funding Collaborative Intern David “Jax” Kelly in “Online MPH Student Fights to Improve Well-Being of People With HIV” (7/15/22)

The Columbus Dispatch cited data from Community Solutions blog post, Racial disparities extend to unemployment in Ohio, in “Former Olympic hurdler: Racial disparities keeping Columbus’ Black babies from breaking the tape” (7/8/22)

Crain’s Cleveland Business mentioned Chief Operating Officer Emily Campbell and Community Solutions’ partnership with United Way of Greater Cleveland’s Social Determinants of Work (SDoW) Initiative Summit in “United Way and partners to tackle ‘social determinants of work” (7/8/22)

Public News Service’s Mary Schuermann Kuhlman and Communications Coordinator Eboney Thornton discussed legislation to end hair discrimination, the CROWN Act in “CROWN Act Aims to End Discriminatory Policing of Hairstyles” (7/7/22)

West Bend News mentioned President and Executive Director John Corlett in “Ohio Advisory Council for Aging Appoints New Leaders” (7/2/22)

June 2022

Cleveland.com mentioned Policy Associate Alana Garrett-Ferguson in “Cleveland begins interviewing 27 finalists for new powerful Community Police Commission” (6/30/22)

Statehouse News Bureau interviewed President and Executive Director John Corlett for their piece “Many Ohio counties don’t have family planning services for low-income residents” (6/28/22)

Cleveland.com featured Community Solutions’ Lakewood CHNA Open House in “Lakewood hosts Community Health Needs Assessment open house tonight” (6/16/22)

The Sound of Ideas’ Rick Jackson, Senior Fellow Loren Anthes and Health Equity Fellow Hope Lane-Gavin discussed the role of midwives in “Researchers point to lack of women’s reproductive healthcare as an issue in Ohio” (6/9/22)

Canton Repository mentioned Community Solutions in “Volunteers seek AARP age-friendly designation for Stark County” (6/7/22)

Cleveland.com published Health Equity Fellow Hope Lane-Gavin’s Op-Ed “How did we let bureaucracy get in the way of feeding babies?: Hope A. Lane-Gavin” (6/5/22)

May 2022

The Columbus Dispatch Titus Wu interviewed Health Equity Fellow Hope Lane-Gavin for his piece “Fewer low-income Ohio moms are on WIC benefits despite baby formula shortage, inflation” (5/30/22)

Cleveland 19 News’ Chris Tanaka featured Research Director Emily Muttillo on this episode of Building Better ClevelandCleveland residents build better Tremont despite ongoing challenges” (5/26/22)

The Columbus Dispatch published Health Equity Fellow Hope Lane-Gavin and co-author Ohio Association of Foodbanks’ Director of External Affairs Joree Novotny’s guest column “Older Ohioans are skipping meals. Lawmakers must help them age with dignity |Opinion” (5/24/22)

ideastream Public Media’s Lisa Ryan cited data from Community Solutions’ Ohio Cities fact sheets in “There are food deserts all over Cleveland; Here’s what other communities have done to fix them” (5/23/22)

The Hannah Report quoted Health Equity Fellow Hope Lane in their piece “Bill Creating License for Midwives Receives Wave of Support” (5/19/22)

Fox 8 News interviewed Health Equity Fellow Hope Lane for their segment “Formula shortage: Ohio families on WIC may soon see some relief” (5/18/22)

WFMJ Channel 21 quoted Senior Fellow Loren Anthes in “Valley Medicaid recipients encouraged to update information now” (5/16/22)

ideastream Public Media cited data from Community Solutions’ blog post, What’s Going on with ARPA in Greater Cleveland?, in “Campaign pushes for more public say in Cleveland’s federal stimulus spending” (5/13/22)

Cleveland.com mentioned Community Solutions in their piece “Affordable housing, lead removal, violence prevention and more top Cleveland mayor’s priority list for ARPA spending: Stimulus Watch” (5/13/22)

Public News Service quoted Health Equity Fellow Hope Lane in “Baby Formula Shortage a ‘Very Dire’ Situation for Ohio Families” (5/12/22)

Mt. Sinai Health Foundation Newsletter mentioned Community Solutions’ Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Act Coalition’s public meeting in “Register for the first public meeting of the Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Act Coalition” (5/11/22)

Cleveland Jewish News featured former Board Member Patricia Shlonsky in “Ohio State Bar Association honors Ulmer’s Shlonsky” (5/11/22)

InsuranceNewsNet.com republished The Daily Jeffersonian’s piece quoting Senior Fellow Loren Anthes “Rollout of Medicaid reforms delayed” (5/10/22)

Cleveland Business Journal cited data from Community Solutions’ Cleveland Neighborhoods and Wards fact sheets in “Two affordable housing projects planned in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood” (5/5/22)

April 2022

Gongwer mentioned Advocates for Ohio’s Future’s Director Kelsey Bergfeld in “Public Assistance Advocates Seek $331.5 Million to Manage ‘COVID Cliff'” (4/28/22)

Cleveland 19 News’ featured Research Director Emily Muttillo in this episode of Building A Better ClevelandHow development in Cleveland is building a better West Park” (4/28/22)

The Columbus Dispatch’s Titus Wu interviewed Senior Fellow Loren Anthes for his piece “Rollout of new Ohio Medicaid health plans delayed until end of year” (4/27/22)

ideastream public media cited data from Community Solutions’ piece, Racial Disparities in Cleveland, in “Closed-door meetings leave residents in the dark on Cleveland’s plan to address health equity” (4/26/22)

The Hannah Report highlighted Senior Fellow Loren Anthes’ Advocates for Ohio’s Future’s Ohio COVID Recovery Coalition: Public Health Emergency Unwind session in “Advocates Scout Potential Pitfalls of End to Federal Pandemic Emergency” (4/25/22)

Ohio Capital Journal commentary mentioned Community Solutions’ piece, Extreme Poverty in Ohio: How Many People in Ohio Live on Less than $2.00 Per Day?, in “Ending extreme poverty in Ohio would be the state’s 16th-largest tax write-off” (4/25/22)

Bollyinside mentioned Community Solutions in their piece “According to Stimulus Watch, Ohio should use ARPA funds on family leave, wage theft prevention, and criminal justice reform.” (4/25/22)

Fox 28 mentioned Community Solutions in their piece “Single Moms Helping Single Moms to Mother Fully” (4/25/22)

Cleveland.com published Associate Director Emily Campbell’s Op-Ed “Communities that are healthy for aging are healthy for all ages: Emily Campbell” (4/24/22)

Cleveland.com mentioned President and Executive Director John Corlett and cited data from his piece, Greater Cleveland Area Organizations Seek to Build Human Capital Through Ohio’s Capital Budget, in “Birth center aimed at Black infant, maternal mortality among Cuyahoga County social services requests in Ohio capital budget” (4/15/22)

The Columbus Dispatch interviewed Senior Fellow Loren Anthes for their piece “More than 400,000 Ohioans at risk of losing Medicaid coverage this summer as COVID emergency ends” (4/18/22)

The State of Ohio’s host Karen Kasler and President and Executive Director John Corlett discussed how the end of the public health emergency would affect the state’s Medicaid program in “Early Voting Moves On, Cities Fight Netflix & Hulu In Court, Pandemic End Means Medicaid Change” (4/15/22)

Statehouse News Bureau mentioned Community Solutions in their piece “Democrats warn many Medicaid recipients in Ohio could lose coverage soon” (4/14/22)

Statehouse News Bureau quoted President and Executive Director John Corlett in “Advocates worry new law could lead to vulnerable Ohioans being kicked off Medicaid” (4/12/22)

ideastream public media cited data from Community Solutions factsheets, Cleveland Neighborhoods and Wards, in their piece “Cleveland’s North Collinwood residents dismayed, angry and worried about Dave’s Market closure” (4/7/22)

The Hannah Report featured Community Solutions Board Member Senior Minister Rev. Tim Ahrens in “‘Divisive Concepts’ Bill Would Hinder Minority Health Efforts, Advocates Say” (4/7/22)

March 2022

3 WKYC Studios mentioned President and Executive Director John Corlett in their piece “Watch: United Way of Greater Cleveland’s ‘Community Conversation’ focuses on implication of limiting critical race theory” (3/31/22)

Cleveland.com cited data from Community Solutions blog post, What’s Going on with ARPA in Greater Cleveland?, in “Cleveland No. 8 in U.S. for federal stimulus cash at $512M; here’s how much other Ohio cities are getting” (3/31/22)

Cleveland 19 News mentioned President and Executive Director John Corlett in their piece “United Way holds discussion on limiting critical race theory and its effect on education” (3/31/22)

Cleveland.com mentioned Community Solutions in their piece “Mayor Justin Bibb seeks to create Center for Economic Recovery, where outside strategists would help guide Cleveland’s use of historic federal aid” (3/28/22)

Cleveland.com Op-Ed cited data from Community Solutions blog post, Cleveland ranks 1-2-3 in poverty, in “When others see Cleveland as ‘poorest, most miserable’ city, I see its great promise: Justice B. Hill” (3/25/22)

Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland cited data from Community Solutions’ report,  Ohio working families face benefit cliffs and plateaus, in “When Benefits Cliffs Turn Raises into Penalties, Local and National Efforts Help Workers and Employers Navigate Options” (3/23/22)

Public News Service interviewed Health Equity Fellow Hope Lane-Gavin for their piece “OH Study Makes Case for Online WIC Program” (3/23/22)

Statehouse News Bureau’s Karen Kasler interviewed Director of Advocates for Ohio’s Future Kelsey Bergfeld for her piece “Groups will be listening to State of the State for hints on how Ohio will spend billions” (3/22/22)

The Columbus Dispatch quoted Senior Fellow Loren Anthes in their piece “As Ohio hospital systems merge, what does that mean for patients?” (3/16/22)

Northern Ohio Physician published Senior Fellow Loren Anthes’ piece “Vaccination Efforts in Ohio have Saved Medicaid Millions” (3/14/22)

Cleveland.com published Senior Fellow Loren Anthes’ guest column “Ohio’s Medicaid quality problem can be solved with collaboration: Loren Anthes” (3/13/22)

News 5 Cleveland’s Danita Harris featured Community and Equity Senior Fellow Zulma Zabala in her piece “Dress for Success honors Zuma Zabala for her role in empowering women in Cleveland” (3/11/22)

The Morning Journal mentioned Community Solutions consulting project with Lorain County Office on Aging in “Lorain County senior citizens show gaps through needs assessment” (3/9//22)

BMC Public Health published a study that cited data from Community Solutions’ Cleveland Neighborhood Fact Sheets in “A nutrition and lifestyle-focused shared medical appointment in a resource-challenged community setting: a mixed-methods study” (3/7/22)

ideastream Public Media cited data from Community Solutions’ graphic report, Racial Disparities in Cleveland, in “Clevelanders struggle to get help with utility bills” (3/3/22)

February 2022

The Land cited data from Community Solutions’ graphic report, Racial Disparities in Cleveland, in “Cuyahoga County ADAMHS Board puts “racism” back in health declaration after public backlash” (2/23/22)

Public News Service quoted Fellow William Tarter, Jr. in “Calls for Ohio to Make Public Planning Process for Remaining ARPA Dollars” (2/21/22)

Crain’s Cleveland Business quoted Health Equity Fellow Hope Lane-Gavin in “How Northeast Ohio’s colleges are working to combat food insecurity” (2/19/22)

WBNS-10TV’s Brittany Bailey and Health Equity Fellow Hope Lane-Gavin discussed racial disparities in healthcare in “Survey highlights racial disparities in Ohio’s healthcare systems” (2/18/22)

Cleveland Business Journal cited data from Community Solutions’ City of Cleveland Ward Fact Sheets in “Townhomes in Cleveland’s Ohio City neighborhood get approval” (2/18/22)

Columbus Messenger cited data from a WBNS-10TV interview featuring Associate Director Emily Campbell in “County provides funding for tax assistance” (2/15/22)

Crain’s Cleveland Business’ Mark Sniderman cited data from Community Solutions’ blog post, Cleveland is now the poorest big city in the country, in “Personal View: It’s time to start kidding around with economic development” (2/13/22)

Cleveland.com interviewed Health Equity Fellow Hope Lane and mentioned Community Solutions’ piece, Acknowledging Ohio’s history of lynching: The Community Remembrance Project, in “Unknown’ no more: The story of Cleveland’s only documented lynching victim, chased and killed in 1911 after stealing cherries from West Side orchard” (2/12/22)

Crain’s Cleveland Business’ Kim Palmer mentioned Senior Fellow Zulma Zabala in “Ohio’s tax revenues keep beating estimates; gambling venues post record for January” (2/8/22)

The Land’s Michael Indriolo interviewed Senior Fellow Loren Anthes for his piece “Community partnerships key to upping Cleveland’s vax rate” (2/8/22)

Capitol Letter mentioned Senior Fellow Zulma Zabala in “On The Move” (2/8/22)

The Land’s Michael Indriolo cited data from Community Solutions’ report, Racial Disparities in Cleveland, in “County ADAMHS board backtracks on ‘racism is a public health crisis’ declaration” (2/7/22)

WBNS-10TV interviewed Associate Director Emily Campbell for their piece “Are you eligible to claim the child tax credit? How Ohioans have benefited” (2/1/22)

January 2022

Cleveland.com published President and Executive Director’s John Corlett Op-Ed “SNAP can help Ohio lower Medicaid costs: John R. Corlett” (1/30/22)

Ohio Capital Journal quoted Senior Fellow Loren Anthes in their piece “Errors, deception preceded deadly nursing home covid outbreaks, inspections show” (1/25/22)

Sound of Ideas’ Rick Jackson discussed American Rescue Plan funding with Director of the Greater Cleveland ARP Council Kate Warren on “Cleveland Jewish community reacts to synagogue attack in Texas” (1/25/22)

Cleveland.com mentioned Community Solutions’ report, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Impact Report 2021, in “Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library leads to higher kindergarten readiness in Cleveland, report finds” (1/24/22)

Mt. Sinai Health Foundation Newsletter mentioned Community Solutions report, Ohio’s tobacco master settlement agreement: History, lessons learned and considerations for Ohio, in “As Opioid Settlement is Reached, a Look Back on a Mt. Sinai-funded Report on Lessons Learned from Tobacco” (1/18/22)

The Hannah Report cited data from Community Solutions blog post, New Data Shows Ohio Children at Lowest Poverty Rate in 20 Years, in “Poverty Rate of Ohio Children Reaches Lowest Levels in Two Decades, Census Data Shows” (1/17/22)

Capitol Letter mentioned Director of the Greater Cleveland ARP Council Kate Warren in “On The Move” (1/13/22)

The Hannah Report mentioned Director of the Greater Cleveland ARP Council Kate Warren in “CCS Appoints Kate Warren Director of Greater Cleveland ARP Council” (1/12/22)

Crain’s Cleveland Business featured Director of the Greater Cleveland ARP Council Kate Warren in “Council monitoring flow of federal funds gets a director” (1/12/22)

Public News Service featured Associate Director and Community Solutions’ piece, New Data Shows Ohio Children at Lowest Poverty Rate in 20 Years, in “Data Reveals Promising Drop in Ohio Child Poverty” (1/4/22)