HIP-Cuyahoga Celebrated with Cecil and All the City on Saturday!

HIP-Cuyahoga teamed up with Neighborhood Leadership Institute and Cleveland State’s Community Health Workers to bring the good news about healthy eating and active living in Cuyahoga County at the All City Community Celebration at Wade Oval on Saturday. Cecil Shorts III, an NFL wide receiver from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers attended Collinwood High School. He and his wife are dedicated to the Cleveland community, and organized this event to continue to spread the word about health and wellness around town. HIP-Cuyahoga community ambassadors promoted healthy eating and active living resources around Cuyahoga County, gave out healthy snacks, and engaged with community members to get more folks involved. 



Get Healthy event at C-Town Food and Deli this Friday

At C-Town Food and Deli, Friday July 21 from 12:00-3:00 pm, you can learn about healthy eating, get health screenings, taste healthy foods, and see all the great things C-Town Food and Deli has to offer. Food samples and other giveaways will be available while supplies last. This event is FREE! C-Town Food and Deli is one of HIP-Cuyahoga’s Good Food Here participating stores. Click here to see the complete list of partner stores.

HIP-Cuyahoga met over 500 people this past weekend!

HIP-Cuyahoga was thrilled to meet (and give a healthy snack to) over 500 people at the past weekend’s events. On Saturday, HIP-Cuyahoga celebrated with the City of East Cleveland, as the Salvation Army hosted a block party, that included music, food, performances, and a resource fair. On Sunday, we went to support the open streets concelt with CiCLEvia Central. Over a mile of Community College and Quincy were blocked off from automobiles, so that people could participate in non-auto activities like zumba, walking, dancing, bicycling and more! HIP-Cuyahoga helped spread the word from our growing group of partners and community residents, about good food here stores, shared use sites, how to become a community health champion, where to get produce from a farmers’ market, and how to get involved. This weekend, we’ll be at Wade Oval as part of the All City Community Celebration, hosted by Cecil Shorts III. HIP-Cuyahoga will be there from 12:00 – 3:00 pm – stop by and see us!

 

Coming soon to a community event near you!

HIP-Cuyahoga is thrilled to be partnering with several community partners to help spread the good news about healthy opportunities around town. Subscribe to our calendar, follow us on twitter, and sign up for our newsletter to stay informed about all the great stuff going on this summer.

 

July 15, 2017, 12:00 – 6:00 pm

One East Cleveland Block Party

The Salvation Army, 1507 Doan, East Cleveland, OH 44112

Let the Fun Begin! To introduce themselves to the community, the Salvation Army East Cleveland is hosting a block party, with entertainment, vendors, raffles, and more! Join HIP-Cuyahoga as we help promote healthy opportunities in and around East Cleveland!

 

July 16, 2017, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

CiCLEvia Central

Community College Avenue

Join us for CiCLEvia Central. Come play in the street with us on Community College/Quincy Avenue from East 55th to East 24th Street a fun, free afternoon! ciCLEvia Central not only highlights Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood, but also partners with Campus District to showcase all the diverse assets of the area!

Join us as the celebration comes to our four, fun filled hubs: Family Reunion, Arts/Culture, Ultimate Recess, and Health/Safety! With tons of games, food, and fun-ciCLEvia Central is free and accessible to people of all ages and abilities!

July 22, 2017, 12:00 – 3:00 pm

All City Community Celebration

Wade Oval, in University Circle

Join Cecil Shorts III and your favorite hometown NFL athletes for a family-friendly community celebration! There will be food trucks, music, kids zone, games and other surprises. Visit the HIP-Cuyahoga booth for information on how to stay healthy in your neighborhood.

 

July 29, 2017, 1:00 – 6:00 pm

Family Unity in The Park

Luke Easter Park

This FREE event will be held on Saturday, July 29, 2017, 1 p.m. to dusk in historic and beautiful Luke Easter Park, the largest urban park in the state of Ohio. We hope you will join us.

This year, we will again hold the largest health fair in Northeast Ohio during this one-day event. The Cleveland Clinic will be on hand to offer free screening services for blood pressure, diabetes and more. The City of Cleveland Mobile Health Care unit will also be on site conducting healthcare screenings. HIP-Cuyahoga will be doing a zumba demonstration and letting neighbors know how to stay healthy in and around Union Miles. In addition, nationally and locally acclaimed musical artists will take center stage for a full day of soulful entertainment.

 

August 12, 2017, 12:00 – 8:00 pm

Glenville Community Festival

Sam Miller Park

The Glenville Community Festival and Parade has been touted as one of the best community festivals in the City of Cleveland. Children and youth can enjoy “Children’s Village” with free pony rides, and inflatables. Seniors will be served free hot lunch from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. in “Senior’s Village” while enjoying the entertainment at the Pavilion on the Gardenview Circle Stage. The Parade is from 9:00 am until 12 noon.

The Festival is from 12 noon until 8:00 pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. The festival includes a full day of activities. This year’s event will headline some of Cleveland’s greatest entertainers in the area of Jazz, Blues, Reggae, R&B and Gospel.
Join HIP-Cuyahoga to find out about how to stay healthy in and around the Glenville neighborhood.

 

September 17, 2017, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

CiCLEvia East

East Blvd

There’s no better way to end the Summer and kick off the school year than ciCLEvia East! Come out and play on car free streets on September 17th from 1-5pm! ciCLEvia will be shutting down East Boulevard from Superior Avenue all the way to Ford Drive, connecting both the Glenville and University Circle neighborhoods. See you there!

 

DJ Haz Matt kicks off Men’s Health Month by learning about high blood pressure and hidden salt in food

DJ Haz Matt from 93.1WZAK visited Hayden Food Plus, one of HIP-Cuyahoga’s Good Food Here stores with two experts Wanda Matlock a registered nurse from Better Health Partnership, and Michele Benko a public health dietitian from Cuyahoga County Board of Health to talk to us about high blood pressure, how eating a lot of sodium increases risk of high blood pressure, and how to make healthier choices. For information on high blood pressure and how to find lower sodium options visit our Hidden Salt page.  #healthmattershere

Click on the player to listen to Haz Matt’s radio announcement about the importance of finding hidden salts in our food. 

 

Ro Digga helps promote Health Matters Here sites on social media

A FREE community Zumba event was held at Franklin D Roosevelt Academy in Glenville on May 8th at 11AM. Ro Digga, a DJ from Z1079 helped promote the event and all the shared use facilities on Facebook Live and Instagram. Zumba is offered for the community on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4-5 pm at FDR Academy. FDR is proudly one of 21 “health matters here” sites across seven neighborhoods in Cleveland and East Cleveland. Several community members and dozens of students from FDR joined in the fun. Visit the Shared Use page for more information.

 

FREE Zumba May 8, 2017 – with special guest Ro Digga from Z107.9

Zumba with Ms. Leen and Ms. Felecia

Special guest Ro Digga from Z 107.9

Monday, May 8, 2017

11:00 AM

Franklin D. Roosevelt Academy

800 Linn Dr Cleveland, OH 44108

FREE!

HIP-Cuyahoga is creating opportunities to be healthier. One of the ways is to work with community partners to open their doors and become #healthmattershere facilities. To promote healthy opportunities that are popping up in Cuyahoga County, Ro Digga from Z 107.9 will visit this FREE Zumba class. Ro Digga will be doing a Facebook Live interview with some folks that helped bring this opportunity to the community and even some of the participants! Will that be you? We hope you can join this fun fitness class! Click here for the flyer.

Franklin D. Roosevelt Academy is one of several facilities throughout Cuyahoga County that have signed policies or “shared use agreements” that state that they will open their doors to allow healthy activities occur at their sites. Churches, schools, community centers, even a dry cleaner have pledged to help the community get healthier. The current list of locations with these policies is on our Shared Use page. Please contact the specific site you are interested in to find out the program schedule. We welcome new facilities to join this group. Please call Erika at 216-368-2263 to learn what it takes.

 

 

 

 

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.

www.cuyahogachc.org

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

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