December 4, 2017

1. In the Nation: Why We Blame Millennials For Everything
According to writer Malcolm Harris, the disdain toward Millennials unfairly ignores the material conditions that created the generation. In his new book, Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials, Harris, points to the economic and sociological forces that have shaped Millennials, not characteristics of the generation itself.

2. In the State: Amid Addiction Crisis, Fifth Third Offers Paid Time for Foster Parents
As the state's child welfare system struggles with the increase, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine made a plea in August for more Ohioans to become foster parents. About that same time, Fifth Third Bancorp introduced a new benefit - four-weeks paid leave for foster parents.

3. In the Region: Tax Reform Provisions have Local Governments on Watch
Two obscure provisions of the tax reform proposals making their way through Congress threaten some of the tools local communities use to save money and develop affordable housing.

4. At Community SolutionsWho Do Survivors of Sexual Assault Trust?
Where do survivors of sexual assault or rape turn for help? Who do people trust to help them through the trauma of surviving assault, whether the assault or rape was recent or many years ago? Community Solutions and the Cleveland Rape Crisis Center teamed up to find the answers to these questions. Find the answers in a recent blog post by Emily Muttillo.

5. This Week's Featured Infographic: Survey of Young Adults on HIV/AIDS
Kaiser Family Foundation recently conducted a national survey of young adults to gauge knowledge, attitudes, and experiences related to HIV/AIDS. Some of the findings are included in today’s featured infographic; click here to view the complete survey results. HIV rates locally are rising fastest among young black men. Join the AFC and community partners on Friday for outreach to spread the word about HIV pre exposure prophylaxis (PrEP).

 12042017 Infographic

Behavioral Health and Closing Ohio's Educational Achievement Gap


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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