Simon’s Supermarket stakeholders present at Ohio Statehouse

By: Sam Chin, Creating Healthy Communities Intern

On January 31st, legislative and state agency leaders, grocery store owners, and health service providers gathered at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio for the HFFO Statehouse Lunch Briefing hosted by the Finance Fund. The purpose of this briefing was to provide updates and share the success of current HFFO statewide projects that are improving food access in underserved communities. The five HFFO-funded projects discussed at the briefing are currently providing fresh food to over 35,000 Ohio residents. As   hese projects further establish themselves in their respective communities, the number of people being served is expected to grow tremendously. The success of Simon’s Supermarket in Euclid was shared by Kandace Jones, a former city councilwoman and current resident of Euclid, and Simon Hussain, owner of Simon’s Supermarket. Kandace attributed the success of this grocery store to Simon’s heart for the community, noting that Simon’s Supermarket, “is a business that is giving the community what they want”, as this store provides fresh produce, meats, and grocery delivery to cater to the communities’ needs. Simon cites, “a very high unemployment and no supermarket” as reasons for opening in this particular area of Euclid, and he is excited about the current success and long-term potential of this store. Among the community representatives who shared at the briefing, it was unanimously noted that these projects would not be possible without the aid of HFFO funding. Moving forward, it is our hope that these five projects can serve as leading examples to address poor food access in the under-resourced communities of Ohio and other areas across the country.

 

The Creating Healthy Communities coalition is activating communities to improve access to and affordability of healthy food, increase opportunities for physical activity, and assure tobacco-free living where Ohioans live, work and play. By implementing sustainable evidence-based strategies, CHC is creating a culture of health.

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Chronic Disease Self Management Program Series – Starts March 6th

Attend a FREE 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 your doctor and family about your health. Workshop starts Monday, March 6th at 9:30 am

Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry 4515 Superior Ave, Cleveland, OH 44103

Includes 6, weekly, 2.5 hour meetings SIGN UP TODAY!

Registration required – contact Rose Bobbitt: (Phone) 216-421-1350 ext. 183 (Email) programs@fairhillpartners.org

Opportunity to Make a Difference in Your Neighborhood-Become a Peer-Leader!

Learn to help yourself and others manage long-lasting health conditions — become a self-management workshop leader! No teaching or medical experience necessary – you’ll be trained and supported to be successful. You must plan to attend all 4 days of a training session. After successfully completing training and co-leading one 6-week workshop, you will be a certified leader.
Upcoming Peer-Leader Training
Chronic Disease Self Management—4-day Peer-Leader Training
Fairhill Partners • 12200 Fairhill Rd, Cleveland OH
Thursdays & Fridays, March 2-3 and March 9-10
8:30 am—4:30 pm each day 

coffee, breakfast snack, and lunch provided 

SIGN UP TODAY! 216-421-1350 x 183 programs@fairhillpartners.org

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Cancer Disparities Symposium on March 17th

1st Annual Cancer Disparities Symposium: Building Bridges to Address Cancer Disparities

March, 17, 2017 | Cleveland, OH
Iris S. Bert L. Wolstein Research Building
2103 Cornell Road
Cleveland, OH 44106
The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is excited to announce the inaugural Cancer Disparities Symposium: Building Bridges to Address Cancer Disparities. Understanding and addressing cancer disparities is complex and multi-faceted, and requires attention across the translational spectrum. This half-day event will showcase cutting-edge research, with a focus on reducing and eliminating disparities in cancer, going from bench-to-bedside-to-community and back. This important symposium will also feature two keynote addresses, including a key leader in our community, and an internationally-recognized cancer disparities researcher. We will promote the exchange of ideas and collaborative opportunities among scientists, clinicians, government, and community representatives.

Health Justice Community Forum on Feb 8th

February 8, 2017

6-8pm

Alice Room (E321), Robbins Building

CWRU School of Medicine

Who? The CWRU and local Cleveland community, including students, faculty staff and community members

What? A space for our communtiy to come together in solidarity during this time of uncertainty

Together, we must answer these questions:

What do we care about? Why?

And what can we do now to defend it?

Don’t worry alone. Join us:

  • to share and hear stories of fear and hope
  • to redefine our community
  • to find your energy
  • to leave with a plan for concrete action

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