August 14, 2017

1. In the Nation: When Does a Fringe Movement Stop Being Fringe?
Even the most feared white supremacists in the lore of Jim Crow were just regular white men, transformed from lives as politicians, mechanics, farmers, and layabouts by the sheer power of ideology. And often, their movements were considered "fringe" and marginal-until they weren't.

2. In the StateFailed Drug Tests Keep Ohio Jobs Unfilled
The toxic consequences of Ohio's opioid crisis have rippled out from the thousands killed or imprisoned. The growing scourge also has infected their families, their friends, their communities. Now employers and the economy are feeling the drag from an epidemic that has cost the Ohio workforce a big chunk of potential participants, say employers and state leaders.

3. In the RegionMeet the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2018
The Cleveland Leadership Center announced it has chosen 65 people from public companies, private business enterprises, nonprofit and public sector institutions for the Leadership Cleveland Class of 2018.

4. At Community SolutionsSave-the-Date! September 22: Telling Your Story 
Community Solutions is pleased to announce the re-convening of our annual Telling Your Story (TYS) program for communications staff and volunteers at nonprofit organizations. This half-day program will explore how to hone and package your message to best fit multiple communication platforms as well as provide an opportunity to "Meet the Media." Look for Thursday's Weekly Briefing email for more information.

5. This Week's Featured Infographic: Mental Health and Substance Use Disorders
This week's featured infographic, from the JAMA Network, reveals costs and outcomes of mental health and substance use disorders in the U.S. Click here to learn more.

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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