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Neighborhood Family Practice and Metro West recruit businesses serving Hispanic (Latinx) community for Community Cares Pledge Program

by Jack Barnes (Plain Press, January 2021)  “Las Dos Fronteras invites you to maintain your distance and wear your mask supporting Neighborhood Family Practice and Metro West!” reads a post from Jesus Amelia Lucero, in Spanish, on her restaurant’s Facebook page. The post includes a video showing off the taqueria’s COVID precautions like floor stickers and … Continue reading

Diabetes Health Tips for 2020 Holiday Season

Diabetes Health Tips for 2020 Holiday Season (Plain Press, December 2020)           Be safe: Wear a mask, maintain social distance, wash hands frequently and sanitize heavily used surfaces like door handles, countertops, faucets, etc. when outside of home. Don’t reuse disposable masks, wash cloth masks frequently and try to use paper towels when touching shared surfaces.    Use caution … Continue reading

PCs for People is offering 10,000 free computers and hotspots to Cuyahoga County residents

PCs for People is offering 10,000 free computers and hotspots to Cuyahoga County residents by Collin Cunningham, The Land (Plain Press, December 2020)                 As part of their continued collaboration with Cleveland Public Library to provide digital resources to local families, PCs for People is offering 10,000 free computers and hotspots to qualified Cuyahoga County residents who need … Continue reading

Cleveland Metropolitan School District shares information on COVID-19 planning and budget projections at Board of Education meeting

Cleveland Metropolitan School District shares information on COVID-19 planning and budget projections at Board of Education meeting (Plain Press, December 2020)           Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) Chief Executive Officer Eric Gordon shared information with the Board of Education at its November 17th meeting on the administration’s planning to manage COVID-19. Gordon said CMSD plans to announce their … Continue reading

Neighborhood Family Practice awarded over $350,000 from Three Arches Foundation

Neighborhood Family Practice awarded over $350,000 from Three Arches Foundation (Plain Press, December 2020)           On November 18th, Neighborhood Family Practice announced that it was the recipient of two grant awards totaling $356,202 from the Three Arches Foundation.    The first is part of a joint award with Barton Senior Center and Lakewood Senior Citizens Service Corp to … Continue reading

Historical mistreatment, modern-day disparities make Black Americans less likely to trust COVID-19 care, vaccine

Historical mistreatment, modern-day disparities make Black Americans less likely to trust COVID-19 care, vaccine by Afi Scruggs and Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, November 2020) Two days before Carmen Bailey fell ill with COVID-19 in late April, she told her daughter not to take her to the hospital if she ever got the disease.  As her symptoms … Continue reading

Researchers turn to HIV/AIDS clinical trial network for help in building Black Clevelanders’ trust in COVID-19 studies

Researchers turn to HIV/AIDS clinical trial network for help in building Black Clevelanders’ trust in COVID-19 studies  by Rachel Dissell and Brie Zeltner (Plain Press, November 2020)                 It took more than a decade of participation on the Community Advisory Board at University Hospitals’ AIDS clinical trial unit for Ray Allmond, who is Black, to understand the … Continue reading

Black physicians help build trust in clinical trials, medical care after decades of community skepticism, mistreatment

Black physicians help build trust in clinical trials, medical care after decades of community skepticism, mistreatment  by Rachel Dissell and Brie Zeltner     (Plain Press, November 2020) Dr. Jackson Wright is successful at recruiting Black patients to participate in his research studies. That’s in part because he — and much of his team — look like them.  … Continue reading

Cleveland efforts to recruit black, minority patients for COVID-19 vaccine trials an uphill battle

Cleveland efforts to recruit black, minority patients for COVID-19 vaccine trials an uphill battle by Brie Zeltner    (Plain Press, November 2020) Dr. Carla Harwell, an internist who is the medical director of the University Hospitals Otis Moss Jr. Health Center is Black. So are almost all of her patients, and nearly everyone who lives in the … Continue reading

How are vaccines tested?

How are vaccines tested? (Plain Press, November 2020)        Vaccines developed to combat diseases such as COVID-19 go through a clinical trial process to test whether they are safe and whether they will work. The vaccines being developed to prevent infection with coronavirus are going through basically the same process, though some steps are being run concurrently … Continue reading

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