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 […]

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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 […]

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Fresh Produce in Cleveland’s Food Deserts

Sarah Jane Tribble of Ideastream reports on local efforts to increase fresh produce in Cleveland’s Food Deserts. This piece highlights the efforts of the Healthy Eating and Active Living Subcommittee. Click here to watch the report.  

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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.

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Segregation, Inequality Reflected in Ohio’s Poor County Health Rankings

High racial segregation, along with high income inequality and poverty, are driving poor health outcomes in Cuyahoga County and in other areas of Ohio. Segregation of neighborhoods, institutionalized in federal housing and banking policies in the 1920’s—which barred blacks and other minorities from securing home loans—has created large areas of deteriorating housing and environmental conditions. […]

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Hough Project Helps Patients with High Blood Pressure Eat Healthier

Cleveland’s Hough neighborhood and other areas close to downtown are hot spots for obesity and high blood pressure. Ideastream’s Kay Colby highlights a special program that’s taken root in Hough and designed to help folks with high blood pressure eat healthier. Watch the clip Listen to the radio interview

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News from the HEAL Subcommittee: Healthy Food Access Planning

Over a year ago, the HEAL sub-committee started a relationship with The Food Trust of Philadelphia based on their interest in collaborating on the healthy retail work outlined in our Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). That partnership has continued to grow over the past year and we are excited to share with you the next […]

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WANTED: Healthy Food at Our Corner Stores

You deserve healthy food in your neighborhood! There’s nothing healthier than fresh fruits and vegetables. But if you live in an urban neighborhood in Cuyahoga County, you might not be able to buy them. More than half of our residents live too far from stores that sell fresh foods. HIP-Cuyahoga wants all residents to have […]

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