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Questions or comments? E-mail Director of Communications and Digital Strategy Dani Carlson.


March 20, 2020

On Friday March 20, Community Solutions hosted its first virtual HSAN event with Representative Jeff Crossman (D-Parma) and Representative Terrence Upchurch (D-Cleveland). The event was moved online due to concerns about the coronavirus. Much of the conversation focused around health and human services during the pandemic and also what priorities would be moving beyond the emergency.

September 24, 2019

The Center for Community Solutions hosted a webinar on Data Visualization on September 24, 2019. Research Associate Kate Warren shared tips and tricks and gave advice on the best way to present your data in a visual way. Below you will find slides from the presentation as well as a recording of the webinar.

August 19, 2019

The Center for Community Solutions hosted a panel discussion on the upcoming Cuyahoga County budget process. Please find slides from the event below.

July 25, 2019

The Center for Community Solutions hosted a webinar on #Census2020 on July 25, 2019. We provided information on why getting a complete count is so important for Ohio, details on what to expect moving forward and more information about how your organization can get involved. The webinar featured Research Associate Kate Warren, Policy Director at Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio Ashon McKenzie, Esq., Jennifer Lumpkin of Cleveland Neighborhood Progress and Advocacy & Engagement Coordinator at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress Devontá Dickey. Below you will find slides from the presentation as well as a recording of the webinar.

May 9, 2019

Community Solutions’ policy team took a closer look at what’s in Ohio’s state budget – including up to the minute analysis on changes that have happened throughout the process.

Columbus-based Public Policy Director, Tara Britton, Loren Anthes, Public Policy Fellow at Community Solutions’ Medicaid Policy Center, and Policy and Research Assistant, Adam White, will answer your questions and take a closer look at the state budget, placing particular emphasis on health and human services issues.

May 6, 2019

Webinar: Medicaid Managed Care in Ohio: Past, Present and Future

Nearly 90% of Medicaid enrollees receive their benefits through Ohio’s system of managed care which means significant tax dollars flow through these organizations.

Over the last few years, managed care organizations have acted as one of the main instruments for creating value in the program. With the Ohio Department of Medicaid’s announcement to rebid these contracts, The Center for Community Solutions will take a look at where Ohio is today and possible policies for the future. Loren Anthes, a Public Policy Fellow with Community Solutions’ Medicaid Policy Center, hosted a webinar on the topic on May 6, 2019.

Scroll down to see a recording of the webinar and slides from the presentation

January 11, 2019

The Center for Community Solutions’ President and Executive Director, John Corlett, kicked off The City Club of Cleveland’s 2019 forums on January 11, 2019.

His speech was a part of The City Club’s “Local Heroes” series, and took a look at the State of Ohio’s budget and policies and offered potential solutions.

Watch the video of his speech, courtesy of The City Club, below.


September 6, 2018

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The Ohio Department of Medicaid is no stranger to the politics or the policies of the ACA when it comes to its Medicaid program. What’s more, with eight years of continued administration, Medicaid has undergone significant transformational changes that have fundamentally altered the ways in which the program operates. Due to these changes, and because of the impending gubernatorial election, The Center for Community Solutions undertook an effort to revisit the strategic direction of Medicaid as an enterprise of the state. The hope with this effort is to inform policymakers, stakeholders and advocates about the direction of the program. The goal is also to inform participants about its current structure, to ensure effective and efficient administration moving forward. To provide something comprehensive and meaningful, the webinar was organized in three parts:

Video of the September 6, 2018 webinar is below.

July 10, 2018, Bridges Across Every Divide, Human Services Advocacy Network Event presentation here!


February 22, 2018 – Medicaid Experiments: Ohio’s New Waivers click here or below to watch this webinar.

Emily Campbell, Associate Director, Williamson Family Fellow for Applied Research

Benefit Cliffs and Helping Families on the Path from Poverty to Prosperity

Benefit Cliff Webinar Slides



April 2, 2018 Webinar: Benefit Cliffs and Helping Families on the Path from Poverty to Prosperity

As families climb from poverty to economic independence, they lose public benefits as their income increases. Unfortunately, there are points on the journey where earning even $1 more means the family will lose a benefit worth hundreds of dollars each month. This phenomena, known as the benefit cliff, has been called the “single greatest barrier to self-sufficiency for low income individuals.”

This webinar, presented by Emily Campbell, Senior Fellow / Williamson Family Fellow for Applied Research and the Associate Director of The Center for Community Solutions will introduce participants to the benefit cliff and how it can impact low-income families. New data will be presented which shows where Ohio working families would experience a cliff. We will discuss how policy decisions in recent years have improved or deepened cliffs, and what it might take families to overcome these obstacles.

This webinar is eligible for one social work CEU through the National Association of Social Workers, Ohio chapter. Please click below to take a short test.