WATCH: Hip-Cuyahoga Presents in DC

Martha Halko, HIP-Cuyahoga partnership coordinator, and Greg Brown, partnership co-chair and executive director of PolicyBridge, presented at the Institutes of Medicine’s Community Based Solutions to Promote Health Equity in the United States, Meeting 2 on March 7, in Washington, DC. Halko and Brown provided a great overview of the health status of residents in Cuyahoga County and work of HIP-Cuyahoga to address public health needs through a collaborative and inclusive process. The open session meeting’s agenda items included the HIP-Cuyahoga’s Community Improvement Plan, planning and health, transportation and health, environmental justice and health, civil rights law and health and an overview of health disparities.

View the session presentation video above.

Health eludes many who live in shadow premier hospitals

April is National Minority Health Month, and there is still a lot of work that needs to be done to reduce the disparities in health among various groups of Ohioans. Within Cuyahoga County, there are also significant gaps in life expectancy depending on where someone lives. The worst health outcomes are in the urban core — Cleveland and its first ring suburbs.  In the April 2016 issue of the Real Deal Press, HIP-Cuyahoga’s Martha Halko and Amy Bush Stevens, of Health Policy Institute of Ohio, discuss a few initiatives underway to foster and improve opportunities for all to be healthy in Cuyahoga County.

Be Well: Healthy People, Healthy Places: Diet and Food

In some Northeast Ohio neighborhoods, obesity rates top 40%. From promoting produce, to safeguarding water, cross the intersection of people, place and health and explore local efforts to propel proper nourishment. This piece, which aired on PBS TV 25 on April 4, 2016 and is currently available online, highlights work of the HEAL and CDM subcommittees. View the clip on Ideastream.

 

 

Watch: The Raising of America

Why do we, as a nation make it so hard for our children to thrive? How can we do better?

The Raising of America documentary is available free between April 1 and 17th, 2016. Visit http://www.raisingofamerica.org/ between April 1-17 to view the entire series for free.