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June 8, 2020
Bridging the Gap Between Primary Care Clinics and Social Services in Cuyahoga County
Clinic to Community Linkages (CCL) are connections between community and clinical sectors to improve population health. These are evidence-based programs recommended by the Center for Disease Control's National Center for Chronic Disease Preventions and Health Promotion for coordinating chronic disease prevention efforts. As a part of the CDC's Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant, Cuyahoga County Board of Health has partnered with Better Health Partnership, United Way of Greater Cleveland, The MetroHealth System, University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children's, and Care Alliance Health Center to implement a CCL program to ensure that adults with hypertension, children with asthma, and/or who are overweight/obese have access to resources to manage their chronic condition.
Michele Benko, MS, RD, LD
Program Manager, Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Joseph Daprano, MD
Assistant Professor - Internal Medicine/Pediatrics, The MetroHealth System

Katie McDonald, BS
Community Resource Navigation Specialist, United Way 2-1-1

Chris Mundorf, MPH, PhD
Director - Data Analytics and Reporting, Better Health Partnership

November 13, 2019
Early Childhood Screening and Wellness
Presenter: Holli Ritzenthaler, MSSA, LISW-S, Assistant Vice President of Community Counseling, OhioGuidestone
OhioGuidestone is one of Ohio's leading providers of Early Childhood Services that help parents develop their children's social, emotional, and behavioral skills from ages 0-6 years old. Their suite of programs include counseling and treatment, early childhood and family services, job training, foster care, and addiction recovery for families and children in 11 counties in northern Ohio. OhioGuidestone, which was founded in 1864 to help care for children orphaned in the Civil War, continues to drive health, well-being and research to advance mental health and meet the needs of families.

November 28, 2018
Why trauma-informed care matters and how it happens in Northeast Ohio
Presenter: Beth Boyle, MBA, Regional Liason, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Trauma is an event, series of events, or set of circumstances that an individual experiences as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening and has lasting adverse effects. The series begins with a review of how trauma affects the brain and how it manifests in beliefs, behaviors, and activities of traumatized individuals. This understanding provides a perspective that helps define the hallmarks of trauma-informed agency protocols, and universal precaution against re-traumatizing vulnerable populations.

June 21, 2018
Early Ages Healthy Stages
Presenter: Alison Patrick, BS, MPH, Program Manager, Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Early Ages Healthy Stages is a multifaceted program dedicated to creating early learning environments to develop healthy habits for children, targeting kids ages 0 – 8 in Cuyahoga County. The program, supported by the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and other funders, leverages the average 32 hours per week that children spend in early childhood care and education to nurture healthy lifestyles. It prioritizes access to healthy foods and active play; ensures that children’s social and emotional needs are met; engages families and promotes access to affordable continuity care. Strategies to establish healthy lifestyles include support for policies, systems and structures that allow young children to grow, learn and thrive.

February 23, 2018
Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime
Presenter: Tara Williams, MD, FAAP, FABM, Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital
Parenting at Mealtime and Playtime (PMP) targets children ages birth -- 5 to increase parental awareness of meal and playtime milestones to foster a positive meal and play environment; improve clinicians’ evaluation and documentation of obesity-related health risks and promote developmentally appropriate activity and diet behaviors in families. Goals for implementation in primary care include improved anticipatory guidance counseling and risk assessment at birth to age 5 well-child checks and empowering providers to build a foundation for healthy nutrition and activity and support obesity management.

December 6, 2017
Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood
Presenter: Lowell Perry, Jr., Director of Central Promise Neighborhood
The Central neighborhood has a unique concentration of multi-generational poverty. The Promise Neighborhood, whose activities target improved educational attainment in Central, is steeped in the challenges of the neighborhood and the barriers its residents face. In this webinar, Lowell Perry, Jr., Director of Promise, shares the opportunities and challenges of achieving the multi-dimensional goals of this integrated, place-based and resident-led model.
June 8, 2017
Unhealthy Homes: Challenges and Promising Interventions in Northeast Ohio
Presenter: Kim Foreman, Executive Director, Environmental Health Watch
Exposure to lead, mold, pests and other allergens pose acute and lifelong health-related consequences for families and children, who are especially vulnerable. Even low levels of lead exposure affect children's brain development; high levels can be deadly. Asthma is especially prevalent in children and a leading cause of school absences and Emergency Department visits. Join us as we increase understanding of environmental health hazards commonly found in housing in Northeast Ohio's poor and minority neighborhoods, as Better Health prepares health professionals to help families connect to community resources to mitigate the dangers of unhealthy homes.