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Lead Safe Resource Center and Home Fund launches

by Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, January 2021)    Cleveland residents will have access to a new resource center and hotline dedicated to helping parents and property owners reduce the chances of lead poisoning by making homes in the city lead safe.      The Lead Safe Resource Center and Home Fund fulfill, in part, a public pledge that the … Continue reading

Is your rental home eligible for incentives, grants or loans to make it lead safe? Find out here.

by Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, January 2021)    A new fund is offering $500 incentives and other financial support to Cleveland property owners and families to remove lead paint-based hazards from homes.      The Lead Safe Home Fund combines rebates, grants and loans in an effort to aid landlords who must comply with the city’s new lead-safe certification, and … Continue reading

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

COVID-19 is real, please wear a mask to save lives

To the editor: (Plain Press, January 2021)  People have to realize that COVID-19 not only is real, but that it is just a passing “thing”, like influenza or the polio epidemics were in the past.     If people continue congregating in public places (read “bars, parties, football stadia) as they are, just by being there; they are … Continue reading

Black Lives Matter in Cuyahoga County speaks out about lead-poisoning of children in Cleveland

To the editor:  (Plain Press, January 2021)    In March of 2021, a law will go into effect requiring landlords who own rental properties in the city of Cleveland to certify that those properties are lead safe. The law is necessary because some landlords and realtor associations are willing to allow families to rent lead toxic properties … Continue reading

COVID-19 effects are not just physical

COVID-19 effects are not just physical by Pat Takacs, MSN, RN (Plain Press, December 2020)           COVID-19 effects are not just physical–as devastating as these are to the person infected. It also has emotional, mental, and spiritual effects. Everyone deals with anxiety from this virus in different ways. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention … 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

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

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

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