Racism. Toxic stress. Birth Outcomes.
How are these three things intertwined?
The short film, “Toxic”, developed by our very own Healthy Neighborhoods Committee, seeks to explore that question…
The Center for Community Solutions was compiled data from the U.S. Census Bereau and the Ohio Department of Health in order to create profiles for each of Cleveland's 34 neighborhoods. Read more here
This July, Cleveland pre-launched a bikeshare system with a hundred bikes and 10 stations downtown. Since then, UHBikes has expanded to 250 bikes! And in that time, over 1,700 Clevelanders and visitors alike have collectively taken 6,505 overall trips. That’s 12,534 miles over 4,051 hours and 39 minutes! All that riding has reduced 11,053 pounds of carbon; burned 501,376 calories; and saved users $7,269 over driving. Read more here
Ohio has one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country, with an average of 7.57 deaths per 1000 births. A summit will be hosted on December 5th and 6th will educate on infant mortality and discuss ways in which communities can work towards change. Read more here
Perfectly Imperfect Produce is a program run by the Forest City Weingart Produce Co. in order to bridge the gap between food waste and families in need in the Cleveland area. Learn more here
Although the snow and cold of the season can limit an active lifestyle during frigid temps and bursts of snow, there are many ways to stay fit. Read about some tips and tricks for getting through the Cleveland winter here
The Great American Smokeout is a nationwide event sponsored by the American Cancer Society that encourages people to quit smoking and take the first step towards a healthier life. Cleveland is celebrating the Great American Smokeout on November 17th with a recognition ceremony for our youth poster contest winners, and a public event on smoking cessation. Read more here