December 15, 2014

Our Columbus Office Has Moved!
New address: 101 E. Town St., Suite 520, Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 221-4945 (general switchboard)

1. In the Nation: Median Income Peaked Years Ago in Most Counties
This interactive feature from the Washington Post shows that in 81 percent of U.S. counties, median household income peaked at least 15 years ago. Readers can select individual counties across the country to see more details.

2. In the State: Recovery Housing Expanding around the State
The need for housing for people recovering from addiction has increased as the state is dealing with the effects of drug addiction and the opiate crisis. Many counties in the state do not have recovery housing options. While State funding has been identified to expand this type of housing, advocates say more is needed to improve its availability in Ohio.

3. In the Region: Cleveland Accepted into the WHO's Age-friendly Cities and Communities Network
Cleveland has joined over 250 cities and communities in 27 countries in the World Health Organization’s (WHO) global network of age-friendly cities and communities, which foster urban environments that allow older people to remain active and healthy. Cities participating in the Network commit to a cycle of continually assessing and improving their age-friendliness.

4. At Community Solutions: CCS Welcomes John Corlett
Today, CCS welcomes new President and Executive Director John Corlett. Corlett’s career has included leadership roles in both the public and private sectors in Ohio. For the past four years, he has served as vice president for government relations and community affairs at The MetroHealth System. Prior to that, he served as Ohio’s State Medicaid Director managing a $12 billion annual program that provided health care coverage for over 2 million Ohioans. Before going to state government, Corlett served as policy director for Community Solutions. Learn more in this special edition of “5 Things You Need to Know This Week… About John Corlett.”

5. This Week's CCS Infographic:
In 2012, 75 percent of people living in Ohio were also born in Ohio. This is the third highest percentage in the nation, behind only Louisiana (79 percent) and Michigan (77 percent). Go here to see the full interactive infographic from the New York Times, learn about the origins of the remaining 25 percent of Ohioans, and explore changes over time.
Source: Mapping Migration in the United States, NY Times,


Watch our latest "High On Ohio," Neighbors in Need: All is Not Merry and Bright.

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What We Do

A nonprofit, non-partisan think tank, The Center for Community Solutions focuses on solutions to health, social and economic issues.

We help the people who help people -- human service professionals, civic leaders, and public officials. Our applied research, policy analysis, and non-partisan advocacy are what set us apart. With offices in Cleveland and Columbus, we identify, analyze, and explain key health, social, and economic data and issues, and propose non-partisan solutions to improve the lives of Ohioans. In addition to keeping an eye on emerging issues, we focus on five priorities. They include: 

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