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

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

Click here to download a flyer for this program

Click here for Fairhill Partners Monthly activity program

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

#protectourpatients

Simon’s Supermarket Grand Opening

Grand Opening of Full Service Supermarket in Euclid, OH

Saturday, February 4, 2017
12:00 pm
Simon’s Supermarket
25831 Euclid Avenue, Euclid, OH 44132

Over Super Bowl weekend, residents are invited to enjoy free food, fellowship, giveaways and a raffle to celebrate the Grand Opening of Simon’s Supermarket in Euclid.

The opening of the new Simon’s Supermarket is the result of a collaboration that took place among Euclid residents, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health’s Creating Healthy Communities Program, the City of Euclid, and the Healthy Food for Ohio (HFFO) Program.  Funding for the development of the store includes $650,000 in flexible capital from HFFO and $125,000 from the City of Euclid’s HUD-funded Storefront Renovation Program.

Simon’s Supermarket will employ 60 local residents and offers high quality, affordable groceries in a Euclid neighborhood known as a food desert. The surrounding neighborhood was considered a food desert area characterized by higher rates of poverty and reduced access to full-service supermarkets. The presence of Simon’s Supermarket helps to address these important public health issues.

Neighborhood supermarkets are critically important to the creation of healthy communities as well as the development of local job opportunities.  This project addresses both of those issues while also serving as an example of what can be accomplished through community based coalition building and collective investment.

Click here to read a success story about Simon’s Supermarket

 

Simon's Grand Opening Flier

Facebook Event

Supermarket closures will expand food deserts

Supermarket chain Giant Eagle announced that they will be closing two Cleveland stores within the next two months. Area residents and local officials were surprised by the news, since the stores are cornerstones in their respective neighborhoods, providing healthy food access, banking and pharmacy services along with 120 local jobs. Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson wrote a letter asking Giant Eagle why the stores will be closed, and he, along with patrons and local community organizations await their response. Cleveland City Council passed a resolution on January 11th, urging the store chain to keep these two stores open. Cleveland residents showed their discontent for the west side store’s closure this past Saturday, with a protest supported by Cleveland City Councilmembers Brian Kazy and Zack Reid and Cuyahoga Council representative Dale Miller.

HIP-Cuyahoga has worked for years to raise awareness about how healthy food access is not equally distributed across Cuyahoga County. Half of the people in Cleveland live farther than a half mile from a grocery store. Additionally, more than 60% of Cleveland residents living in a food desert are people of color. The closure of the two Giant Eagle Supermarkets will only make the situation worse for these two urban core neighborhoods.

The Buckeye-Shaker SquareDevelopment Corporation is costing a community forum at their location – 11802 Buckeye Rd. in Cleveland on the subject of the closure of the two stores on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 at 5:30-7:00 pm.

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