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Welcome to The Center's Blog!

9/20/2023  -  Comments (0)  -   Posted By The Center for Health Affairs

We at The Center for Health Affairs are pleased to unveil our new blog! Long-time followers may recall we hosted a blog some years back.


The Story Behind Igniting Compassion, a Film About Treatment, Recovery and Hope

9/21/2023  -  Comments (0)  -   Posted By The Center for Health Affairs

Earlier this summer, The Center released the documentary, Igniting Compassion after a premiere to a packed audience of healthcare professionals, local nonprofit and community outreach groups, and individuals in recovery. 


Behavioral Health Experts Share Solutions to Pressing Behavioral Health Needs

9/28/2023  -  Comments (0)  -   Posted By The Center for Health Affairs

Ohio, like virtually the entire nation, is facing a significant crisis when it comes to behavioral healthcare. A report by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services found that nearly 2.4 million Ohioans live in communities that do not have enough behavioral health professionals.


Utilizing the Healthy NEO Website: Seven Helpful Features for Grant Writers

10/5/2023  -  Comments (0)  -   Posted By The Center for Health Affairs

Creating a winning grant proposal can be challenging, but the capabilities of the Healthy Northeast Ohio website can make the experience easier by providing you with the tools and data you need for a persuasive proposal.


Understanding Health Equity and the Connection to Social Determinants of Health

10/19/2023  -  Comments (0)  -   Posted By The Center for Health Affairs

The terms “health equity,” “social determinants of health” and “health disparities” frequently are used when describing the differences in health and healthcare outcomes experienced by different populations and communities. But what do these terms mean and how can the understanding of each lead to better health for every citizen?


The Critical Role of Harm Reduction in Preventing Overdoses and Saving-Lives

11/30/2023  -  Comments (0)  -   Posted By The Center for Health Affairs

Empowering people who use drugs with the choice to live healthier lives, harm reduction is a transformative approach that includes prevention, risk reduction and health promotion. Harm reduction faces stigma head on, acknowledging substance use disorder (SUD) as a medical diagnosis and recognizing the complexity of SUD treatment and recovery. With the integration of a harm reduction approach into policies, programs and practices, communities can mitigate some of the dangers of drug use and – the ultimate goal of harm reduction work – save lives.


Understanding Medicaid Unwinding and its Impact on the Healthcare System

11/2/2023  -  Comments (0)  -   Posted By The Center for Health Affairs

What’s being called “Medicaid unwinding” began seven months ago, ending a three-year stretch of uninterrupted health coverage for millions of Medicaid enrollees in Ohio and nationwide. Let’s examine how it came about and how many have been affected.


Celebrating Black History Month and the Pioneers Who Broke Barriers to Impact Healthcare

2/15/2024  -  Comments (0)  -   Posted By The Center for Health Affairs

Every February, the United States celebrates Black History Month as a time to honor and reflect on the significant achievements, sacrifices and contributions of African Americans. Despite facing the challenge of racism, Black leaders emerged in the healthcare industry with innovative solutions that saved and improved the lives of millions of people around the world. These accomplishments have made a lasting impact and are beacons of inspiration. Below are just a few of the many Black pioneers who changed healthcare forever:

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