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Community Solutions actively engages the media and helps keep them informed about health, social, and economic issues so that they, in turn can help inform and influence policy makers and the public. Our outreach to the community includes, but isn’t limited to, submissions of op-eds, letters to the editor, news releases, and ideas for news and feature stories. We also serve as a resource for media representatives seeking reliable data and sound, nonpartisan, data-driven analyses of critical community issues. Our staff are called upon as expert guests for news radio and television programs. And we seek meetings with editorial boards when we believe their voice can add persuasion and help shape community discussion of important topics.

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Emily Campbell Named New Community Solutions President and CEO (9/8/23)

New research in partnership with Achievement Centers for Children and Rose Frech finds Ohio Making Progress in Improving Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (5/8/23)

John Corlett retiring after 41 years in Ohio health and human services (2/10/23)


Community Solutions’ Statement Regarding Dobbs V. Jackson U.S. Supreme Court Decision (6/24/22)

Inaugural Public Meeting of Greater Cleveland American Rescue Plan Coalition Features Key City and County Leaders (5/5/22)

Kate Warren appointed Director of Greater Cleveland ARP Council (1/12/22)


Community Solutions’ Statement on Ohio’s Biennial Budget (7/1/21)

Community Solutions Legislative Fact Sheets Show Concerning Statistics Before Pandemic Started (3/15/21)

COVID-19 Reveals Community-Based Programs – Instead of Nursing Homes – Crucial to Keep Older Adults Healthy Moving Forward (1/25/21)

Professor David B. Miller New Chair of Community Solutions’ Board (1/15/21)


Multi-System Youth Coalition: OhioRISE Program Promises to Bring Better Care to Children and Families in Need (10/28/20) 

Cleveland is now the Poorest Big City in the Country Overall and Worst for Child Poverty (9/17/20)

Prices Vary Widely Across Ohio Hospitals for Same Procedures (8/23/20)

Pandemic-EBT Program Will Offer Lifeline to Thousands of Ohio Schoolchildren (5/12/20)

Community Solutions Offers Videos on Importance of Medicaid to Fight COVID19 (3/22/20)

Diversion is the Most Direct Path for Better Behavioral Health Care in Cuyahoga County: Creation of Pre-Booking, Crisis Intervention Center in Cuyahoga County Likely to Result in Better Care (3/16/20)

Procedural Medicaid errors not a reflection of enrollee fraud or abuse (01/14/20)

Community Solutions’ Statements on Multi-System Youth Action Plan (1/13/20)


In Ohio, The Poorer Your Neighborhood the Shorter Your Life (12/9/19)

In Cuyahoga County, poverty disproportionately impacts people of color (11/18/19)

Ohio Legislators’ Maternal Health Efforts Recognized with Public Service Award (10/7/19)

My Brother My Sister to receive $25,000 prize (9/26/19)

Number of Uninsured Ohioans and Uninsured Children Climbing, Community Solutions President and Executive Director Releases Statement on new U.S. Census Bureau Numbers (9/10/19)

Half of all poor people in Cuyahoga County are working, but can’t support their families; Cuyahoga County’s poverty rate higher now than during Great Recession (8/7/19)

Poverty Survey Bullet Points 

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and Community Legal Aid Press Release, Securing Stability: Legal Aid’s Lasting Impact (6/17/19)

The Center for Community Solutions Announces Ohio Health and Human Services Journalism Grant (4/8/19)

The Center for Community Solutions Disappointed by Federal Medicaid Waiver Approval, John Corlett issues statement (3/15/19)

New edition of Follow the Money focus of forum at Columbus Metropolitan Club (2/5/19)

The Center for Community Solutions welcomes new board members (1/7/19)


Cleveland has vast racial disparities in income, life expectancy, birth outcomes (12/10/18)

One out of every seven Cuyahoga County residents ages 16 and 24 aren’t in school or employed, each of those disengaged youths could cost taxpayers about $44,000 each year (12/3/18)

Community Solutions’ President and Executive Director Appointed to Ohio Council on Aging (12/1/18)

AIDS Funding Collaborative welcomes Julie Patterson as new director (11/26/18)

Celebration of Human Services to discuss how important health and human services issues could be affected by November election (10/25/18)

Ohio Medicaid Set to Defund Program for Children with Autism, Behavioral Health Issues (4/10/18)

Fact Sheets Released for Cuyahoga County, Ohio Cities (3/26/18)

Medicaid Work Requirement Could Mean Thousands Lose Coverage (2/16/18)

Community Solutions Welcomes New Members (1/11/18)

Director of Communications and Digital Strategy (1/10/18)