Supermarket Strategy and Policy Coalition Meeting Announcement

You are Invited to the Supermarket Strategy and Policy Coalition Meeting

Tuesday December 5th
10:30am-12:00pm
East Cleveland Public Library – Lower Auditorium

14101 Euclid Ave.
East Cleveland, OH 44112

The purpose of the Supermarket Coalition is to organize and align residents, storeowners, local/regional governments and funders to implement and stabilize high quality supermarkets in low-income neighborhoods in Cuyahoga County.  At the meeting we will cover:

1) Active supermarket projects in Cuyahoga County including: Euclid, Bedford, Cleveland
2) Community organizing strategies to prioritize resident feedback regarding store implementation. How can we support?
3) Policies to support high quality supermarket implementation + stabilization. Funding and accountability measures such as “clawbacks” to promote good actor supermarkets (local hiring, resident feedback requirements, local entrepreneurship opportunities, living wages, time commitments, produce commitments etc.)

The Supermarket Coalition is part of HIP-Cuyahoga‘s Healthy Eating and Active Living Subcommittee.  More information about Supermarket Access in Cuyahoga County can be found at the Cuyahoga County Board of Health’s website HERE.

Contact and to RSVP: Roger Sikes at 216-903-3283 or rsikes@ccbh.net

New HIP-Cuyahoga video describes how we learn from history to make our future healthier

Throughout 2017, HIP-Cuyahoga has worked with a local film company, Cinecraft Productions to create a video series. The first video describes the problems HIP-Cuyahoga is working on and our collective efforts to ensure that Cuyahoga County is healthy for EVERYONE. HIP-Cuyahoga recognizes that opportunities are not the same for everyone in Cuyahoga County. Many racial and ethnic groups face steep obstacles and barriers to living healthy and prosperous lives. To build opportunities for everyone in the county to be healthy, HIP-Cuyahoga is learning and understanding how historical policies and practices have shaped current differences in community conditions and opportunities to be healthy, and is now thinking, understanding, valuing and taking action differently.  With this historical perspective and understanding, HIP-Cuyahoga is working with organizations, institutions, key decision makers, community leaders and others to address the structural, systemic and institutional barriers at the root of these opportunity differences.  This video was created with the generous support of the Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland.

 

 

HIP-Cuyahoga partners with WZAK and DJ Haz Matt to promote health at the Family Unity in Park

HIP-Cuyahoga teamed up with 93.1 WZAK’s DJ Haz Matt to spread the news about HIP-Cuyahoga on Saturday at the Family Unity in the Park festival at Luke Easter Park, who is working every day to help make Cuyahoga County a healthier place to live. Haz interviewed Ms. Dee, a community health ambassador for HIP-Cuyahoga, who shared information about the Chronic Disease Self Management Program, finding hidden salt in food to help control blood pressure, the Good Food Here program, and encouraged others to get involved.

DJ Haz Matt and Ms Felecia, a local zumba instructor helped encourage the festival participants to get up and get moving. Zumba is one of many activities that are offered at #healthmattershere sites throughout Cuyahoga County.

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. 



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. 

 

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

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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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