Second Annual Community Day Event

YOU are the HEART of the Community

Join us on September 10, 2016 to HIP-Cuyahoga’s Second Annual Community Day Event. This inspiring community engagement day will showcase the work of the community residents who guide our mission.  Last year, we were introduced to the Creating Greater Destinies Health Ambassadors. These leaders have been busily working in their neighborhoods. At this year’s event we will hear from these community ambassadors again, and meet new community leaders. This event offers a networking opportunity for grass roots community groups, organizations and decision makers to come together to align forces. This year’s event includes refreshments*, giveaways*, entertainment, opportunities to learn information, and a live broadcast from WZAK 93.1FM! Click here to download the event hotcard.

Click here to download the event program with agenda, vendors and prize contributors.

Saturday, September 10, 2016
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friendly Inn Settlement
2386 Unwin Rd, Cleveland, OH 44104

*while supplies last

This event is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Saint Luke’s Foundation.

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One Life video sheds light on infant mortality in the Cleveland area

The One Life Documentary was developed by the Cuyahoga County Child and Family Health Service’s Ohio Infant Mortality Reduction Initiative (OIMRI). The goal of the OIMRI program is to reduce the number of Black infants that die before their first birthday by providing supportive services to families in targeted communities. Families in these under-resourced communities, which are predominantly Black communities, are challenged by poor access to quality education and jobs, healthy foods, and affordable quality housing.  This lack of access creates a stressful environment; compounding disadvantages that stand as barriers to a healthy pregnancy and birth outcome.   These stark realities emphasize the need to address these social inequities in order to create fair opportunities for healthy birth outcomes for all families.

One Life explores root causes of Ohio’s alarming high infant mortality rates through local perspectives and personal stories.  Black women, at every socioeconomic level, have higher rates of infant mortality than white women who have not finished high school. In Ohio, black babies die at more than twice the rate of its white babies, and right here in Cuyahoga County, the Black infant mortality rate is three times that of white babies.

For more information please contact Angela Newman at anewman@ccbh.net

Hough: Take Charge of your Health- and your Life- class starts Oct 5!

Hough: Take Charge of Your Health – new session starts October 5!

Join a No-Charge Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop. Learn how to get the support you need. Find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, set your own weekly goals, make a step-by-step plan to improve your health, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and discover better ways to talk to you doctor and family about your health.

Sign up Today

Click here for a class flyer

Wednesdays, Oct 5 – Nov 9
1:30pm – 4:00pm
NEON Hough Health Center
8300 Hough Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103
Registration required. Space is limited.
To register contact Rose Bobbitt
216-421-1350 ext. 183, programs@fairhillpartners.org

 

Collinwood: Take Charge of Your Health – new session starts August 3!

Join a No-Charge Chronic Disease Self-Management workshop. Learn how to get the support you need. Find practical ways to deal with pain and fatigue, set your own weekly goals, make a step-by-step plan to improve your health, discover better nutrition and exercise choices, understand new treatment choices, and discover better ways to talk to you doctor and family about your health.

Sign up Today

Click here for a class flyer

Wednesdays, Aug 3 – Sept 7

1:00 – 3:30 pm

Collinwood Branch Library

856 East 152nd St.

Cleveland, OH 44110

To Register – contact Rose Bobbitt at Fairhill Partners

216-421-1350 x183

or email programs@fairhillpartners.org

 

HIP-Cuyahoga Co-Chair interviewed on Here and Now radio program

National Public Radio host Robin Young did a piece for her show “Here and Now” on July 19th in Cleveland, Ohio, during the RNC. She examined the recent life expectancy maps that show differences between neighborhoods in the Cleveland area. Robin examined some of the causes for the differences in life expectancy, including neighborhood conditions that impact access to preventive health care, healthy food, resources in the neighborhood and environmental conditions that can lead to shorter lives for some and longer lives for others. Robin’s piece highlighted work by Neighborhood Family Practice to help patients learn about healthy choices available in their neighborhood. She interviewed a patient at Neighborhood Family Practice, and Dr. Heidi Gullett. The interview starts at the 25:05 mark of the podcast. Congratulations to Heidi for spreading the word about health equity.