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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

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

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