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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

How Issue 2 is For You

by Ken Frisof MD (Plain Press, October 2017) Most folks have seen TV ads for and against Issue 2. Mostly against it, because Issue 2 – to lower drug prices in Ohio – is opposed by PhRMA, the drug industry lobby, the lobby that has spent more than any other industry over the last 18 … Continue reading

Cleveland Lead Safe Network works to make Cleveland homes lead safe

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, August 2017)   The Cleveland Lead Safe Network, a group of dedicated volunteers, wants “to change the way the City of Cleveland treats its youngest citizens.” The group’s goals include “enacting a lead safe housing ordinance; holding elected officials accountable for reducing and eliminating lead poisoning in our community; and … Continue reading

Cleveland Department of Public Health asks for an end to idling

(Plain Press, June 2017)      The Cleveland Department of Public Health would like to remind you that Idling Gets You Nowhere. It asks that you to: Turn your engine off when stopped for more than 10 seconds. Idling leads to AIR POLLUTION and HEALTH PROBLEMS: We each take 20,000 breaths every day. Children breathe 50% … Continue reading

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