February 21, 2017

1. In the Nation: The Librarian of Congress and the Greatness of Humility
The values of Dr. Carla Hayden, the first woman and the first person of color in the position, can be seen in every aspect of the institution she runs.

2. In the StateKasich: House Medicaid Plan 'Very Bad Idea'
Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich on Sunday criticized the House Republicans' plan to phase out ObamaCare's expansion of Medicaid.

3. In the Region: Could an Algorithm Help Detect Serial Killers in Cleveland?
A cluster of dots forms a loose corridor along Euclid Avenue, representing women whose lives and deaths shared some common traits. Are some of the unsolved deaths the work of the same killer? Only detective work can answer that question. But some say a computer algorithm created to spot serial killers might help.

4. At Community Solutions: Philanthropy's Response to Our Nation's High Stakes Budget and Tax Debates
On March 1 at 11:00 a.m., join philanthropic and nonprofit colleagues for a virtual budget and tax briefing from Robert Greenstein, president of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. Commentary from local thought leaders and a discussion on opportunities to deepen the connection of turning education into advocacy will follow the live-streamed keynote. For more information and to register please email info@CommunitySolutions.com.

5. This Week's Featured Infographic: STIs Among Young Americans
Young people in America bear a disproportionate share of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), according to this week's featured infographic. That's why Community Solutions supports access for adolescents and young adults to medically accurate, age, and culturally appropriate reproductive health education. To learn more about STI's, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.

Re-entry, Homelessness, and Children Healthcare Tops HHSA Committee's Agenda


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 also focus on the following policies: 

  • Strengthening the Health and Human Services Safety Net
  • Medicaid
  • Safety, Health, and Economic Wellbeing of Older Adults  
  • Improving Maternal and Infant Health
  • Improving Access to Behavioral Health Services
  • Adolescent Reproductive Health Education