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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

Neighborhood Family Practice celebrates opening of new Puritas Community Health Center

(Plain Press, May 2017)       Neighborhood Family Practice hosted a grand opening celebration for its new Puritas Community Health Center at 14625 Puritas on April 10th. Residents of Bellaire Puritas joined with Neighborhood Family Practice staff and board members and political representatives from the city, county, state and federal government for the celebration. Youths from … Continue reading

MetroHealth issues bonds for continuing campus transformation

(Plain Press, April 2017)                On March 22, the MetroHealth Board of Trustees unanimously approved the issuance and sale of up to $1.3 billion in bonds to fund the health system’s campus transformation. MetroHealth anticipates a 40-year final maturity to fund all associated costs of the campus transformation. MetroHealth self-issued the bonds. Bank of America … Continue reading

City Club speaker shares research on Medicaid

(Plain Press, March 2017) Speaking at the City Club on February 7th, Dr. Benjamin Sommers, a health economist and physician who studies health policy for vulnerable populations, shared his thoughts in a talk titled “Medicaid and Health Reform – past, present and uncertain future.” Dr. Sommers said that while President Donald Trump and the Republican-controlled … Continue reading

December 2016 Plain Press – PDF

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State Representative Nickie Antonio receives awards

(Plain Press, November 2016)     State Representative Nickie Antonio (District 13) received several honors this month. Antonio received the Center for Community Solutions Award for Public Service in Honor of John A. Begala for her efforts to address Ohio’s opioid addiction crisis and her work on the Joint Medicaid Oversight Committee to improve the rate … Continue reading

At Domestic Violence Forum, children learn how to act when witnessing abuse

(Plain Press, November 2016)    Most of those in the audience for a Domestic Violence Forum at the Lorain Branch Library on October 26th were children — after school regulars at the library persuaded by the librarian to attend with offers of food- houmos, wraps, fruit and vegetables. With the third game of the World … Continue reading

MetroHealth CEO reports on progress and plans at annual stakeholders meeting

(Plain Press, July 2016) On June 9th, at MetroHealth System’s annual stakeholders meeting, Dr. Akram Boutros, MetroHealth’s president and chief executive officer, told members of the MetroHealth family, “we are the resilient ones.” Boutros told those assembled at the Global Center for Health Innovation meeting for stakeholders, about a report given to the MetroHealth Board … Continue reading

Mental Health Response Advisory Committee seeks community input on police response to crisis situations

by Chuck Hoven (Plain Press, April, 2016) Participants in a meeting of the Mental Health Response Advisory Committee (MHRAC) offered their input to on how to improve the interactions between police and community members when police are called to respond to “crisis situations”.  At the March 23 meeting held at Stella Maris on Washington Avenue, … Continue reading

Forum highlights role of mental health in the reform of Cleveland Police Department

Plain Press, November 2015 The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Ohio and Disability Rights Ohio held a forum on October 1 to highlight the role of mental health in the reform of the Cleveland Police Department. The forum held at the Max Wohl Civil Liberties Center at E. 45th and Chester featured a panel … Continue reading