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April 30, 2019 (Cleveland)

2019 Cuyahoga County Community Health Implementation Strategy Completed



2019 Cuyahoga County Community Health Implementation Strategy CompletedEfforts to create stronger links between clinical medicine and public health continue to gain momentum in Cuyahoga County with the release of the 2019 Cuyahoga County Community Health Implementation Strategy, which details current and emerging efforts to address health priorities.

The 2018 Cuyahoga County Community Health Assessment, published in fall 2018, represented the first combined assessment of its kind in the county. This report enabled the Cleveland Department of Public Health, the Cuyahoga County Board of Health, and University Hospitals to create one report that describes the five priority health challenges in Cuyahoga County:

  • Poverty (i.e., healthy homes, food insecurity)
  • Opioids / substance use disorders / mental and behavioral health
  • Infant mortality
  • Homicides / violence / safety
  • Chronic disease management and prevention (i.e., cancer, diabetes, CPPD, asthma, cardiovascular disease, healthy eating / active living)

Co-led by HIP-Cuyahoga, Case Western Reserve University and The Center for Health Affairs, the process to develop the collaborative health assessment began in fall 2017.

The companion document, the 2019 Cuyahoga County Community Health Implementation Strategy, was recently finalized and describes how hospitals and public health are working to address the five health priorities. One of the strategies described in the report will be an effort - informed by community residents and leaders - to ensure public health and hospital stakeholders have a shared understanding of equity, diversity, inclusion and cultural humility as they consider how to work on health improvement planning. Access both reports here.

MORE: To learn more about the 2019 Cuyahoga County Community Health Implementation Strategy, contact us.

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