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What can Cleveland do to be a more welcoming city to low-income families with children?

What can Cleveland do to be a more welcoming city to low-income families with children? by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, April 2021)         Cleveland has an opportunity to create a more just society within our borders. A unique time has come when we, with proper planning, can take advantage of federal dollars and address the needs of … Continue reading

City Council Health and Human Services Committee seeks information about the status of City of Cleveland’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution

City Council Health and Human Services Committee seeks information about the status of City of Cleveland’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution by Bruce Checefsky Plain Press, March 2021  The City of Cleveland COVID-19 vaccine program has been anything but easy. A shortage of vaccine supplies on the federal level has hampered the distribution process coupled with miscommunication on … Continue reading

COPING WITH COVID-19: 

Isolation, lack of technology concerns for seniors during pandemic by Brie Zeltner (Plain Press, February 2021) Angela Smith can’t access her email– she has no computer, no tablet, no high-cost data plan, and the library’s closed. Smith, 48, is taking care of her 74-year-old mother, Minnie, in the Cedar Extension High-Rise senior apartments on East 30th … Continue reading

CareSource invests $5 million in fund to make Cleveland homes lead safe

(Plain Press, February 2021) CareSource, the state’s largest Medicaid managed care organization, will invest $5 million to help Cleveland families and property owners protect children from lead hazards in their homes.  The commitment, which the Dayton-based nonprofit called “unprecedented,” recognizes the profound effect that housing has on health, CareSource officials said. Exposure to the brain-damaging environmental … Continue reading

Rights and Responsibilities

by Pat Takacs MSN, RN (Plain Press, February 2021) In our current cultural climate, we hear a great deal about “Rights”. My rights, our rights, all personal statements. But what about the rights of the “Other”?    What actually are the rights we hear touted as granted by the second amendment of the Constitution of the United … Continue reading

Cleveland City Council Health and Services Committee to meet weekly and welcomes public comments and questions

(Plain Press, February 2021)  Cleveland City Council will begin to hold weekly hearings to update the community on COVID-19, the vaccine rollout and other issues affecting residents, Councilman Kerry McCormack, chair of the committee announced in the following statement released by Cleveland City Council on January 21st.    New information about COVID-19 and the vaccine rollout is … Continue reading

City of Cleveland opens COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center

City of Cleveland opens COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center (Plain Press, February 2021)             The City of Cleveland has established a call center that is currently available to answer general questions pertaining to the City’s vaccine distribution efforts and assist eligible individuals in scheduling an appointment to receive the vaccine.   Call Center Number: (216) 664-2222 Hours of Operation:   Monday-Friday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m.    Only … Continue reading

Slavic Village effort takes HIV prevention to the neighborhood level in hopes of reversing trend

Slavic Village effort takes HIV prevention to the neighborhood level in hopes of reversing trend by Rachel Dissell (Plain Press, February 2021)         On a crisp fall day, a small group of masked community researchers fanned out on the streets of Slavic Village to ask residents a few questions about their sex lives.    The effort was one … Continue reading

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

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