Segregation, Inequality Reflected in Ohio’s Poor County Health Rankings

High racial segregation, along with high income inequality and poverty, are driving poor health outcomes in Cuyahoga County and in other areas of Ohio. Segregation of neighborhoods, institutionalized in federal housing and banking policies in the 1920’s—which barred blacks and other minorities from securing home loans—has created large areas of deteriorating housing and environmental conditions. […]

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Hough Project Helps Patients with High Blood Pressure Eat Healthier

Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood and other areas close to downtown are hot spots for obesity and high blood pressure. Ideastream’s Kay Colby highlights a special program that’s taken root in Hough and designed to help folks with high blood pressure eat healthier. Watch the clip Listen to the radio interview

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News from the HEAL Subcommittee: Healthy Food Access Planning

Over a year ago, the HEAL sub-committee started a relationship with The Food Trust of Philadelphia based on their interest in collaborating on the healthy retail work outlined in our Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). That partnership has continued to grow over the past year and we are excited to share with you the next […]

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