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Medicaid expansion recipients in danger of losing coverage

Medicaid expansion recipients in danger of losing coverage (Plain Press, April 2019)    Northern Ohioans for Budget Legislation Equality (NOBLE) urges action on Ohio Senate bills that would undermine Medicaid expansion. In late April of 2018, The Ohio Department of Medicaid submitted a request to the federal government to create work requirements for those covered … Continue reading

CLASH begins to collect signatures for ballot initiative to make rental housing lead safe

(Plain Press, March 2019)Cleveland Lead Safe Advocates for Safe Housing (CLASH) announced they are prepared to gather signatures to place a proposed Lead Safe Housing initiative on the November ballot. The announcement came as part of a February 4thPress Conference held by CLASH member organizations at the office of Organize! Ohio. The group released a … Continue reading

Cleveland Lead Safe Network plans for lead safe ballot initiative

by Bruce Checefsky (January 2019, Plain Press)           Community activist Tazz Mays is impassioned about lead safe legislation. As a volunteer for the Cleveland Lead Safe Network, a small organization seeking to pass lead safe legislation in Cleveland, he’s committed to getting enough petition signatures to place legislation on the ballot in the November 2019 election. … Continue reading

Medicaid Works conference examines Medicaid Expansion’s first four years

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, September 2018)     In an effort to educate the public about Medicaid expansion in Ohio and its benefits, and to convince the next governor of Ohio to continue participation in the program, Governor John Kasich’s administration is holding meetings throughout the State to present findings from a recent study showing the … Continue reading

ADAMHS reveals new billboard and social media campaigns

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, September 2018)          In honor of September being National Recovery Month, on August 27, Craig Dunson, CEO and Executive Director of Lifeworks Behavioral Health Solutions introduced the Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services  Board of Cuyahoga County’s (ADAMHS) fourteen Recovery Month Billboards that will appear around Cuyahoga County in … Continue reading

County Medical Examiner shares thoughts on how to intervene to prevent more overdoses

by Victoria Shea (Plain Press, July 2018)           It is a topic Doctor Thomas Gilson is passionate about. It shows in every presentation he gives. Yet, people in his county, young and old, are still dying. The numbers are still rising. He wonders as many others do in law enforcement-what else can they do to stop … Continue reading

City Council Committee hears testimony from community groups on how to eliminate childhood lead poisoning

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, June 2018)    At its May 21 meeting, Cleveland City Council’s Health and Human Services Committee heard testimony from representatives of three different community groups working to address childhood lead poisoning in Cleveland. The hearing was the second in a series on the issues. Testifying before the committee were representatives from … Continue reading

Advice available on how to prevent lead poisoning

Advice available on how to prevent lead poisoning (Plain Press, May 2018)        Pamphlets and leaflets available in health clinics, libraries, recreation centers, health fairs and Cleveland City Hall provide help to parents or guardians looking for information on how to protect their young children from lead poisoning. Some of the resources found by the … Continue reading

City Council Health and Human Services Committee renews efforts to address lead poisoning of Cleveland’s children

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Panel discussion addresses opioid epidemic in Cuyahoga County

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, November 2017)      Residents, community agency representatives and local experts joined together to listen to and interact with a panel addressing the opioid crisis. The panel discussion held at Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital’s Castele Center Auditorium on October 11 was titled Heroin, Fentanyl and Carfentanil: The Triple Threat on our … Continue reading

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