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Report to the Community
Webinar Series
We are excited to announce our 23rd Annual Report to the Community: Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers. Unlike past years, we cannot share this report with you in person. Instead, beginning on July 30th, we will run a five-part virtual webinar series.

This series will highlight the collaborative's progress in advancing equitable population health improvements across northeast Ohio includes children and adult health initiatives, the Pathways Community HUB, and our First Year Cleveland clinical improvement work integrated with Action Team #1's findings on the patient experiences and racial disparities.

To learn more or to register, click here.
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Request For Proposals to Partner with the Better Health Pathways HUB Now Open
Better Health Partnership is now ready for additional agencies to partner with the Pathways HUB and this request for proposals is designed for organizations who have, or intend to have employees working in the role of a community health worker (certified or eligible to be certified, through the Ohio Board of Nursing), licensed nurses or social workers that are interested in being part of a community-based, collective impact model to address health disparities.

To access the Request For Proposal portal, click here.



 
Better Health Partnership Joins Forces With the Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition to Improve Lead Screening Rates for At-Risk Children
The Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition is an inclusive public-private partnership founded in 2019 to address lead poisoning through a comprehensive, preventive, and long-term approach. Upon request for assistance from Cuyahoga County's Invest in Children, and new grant funding from the Bruening Foundation, Better Health Partnership now joins the coalition's efforts to help mobilize clinical practices to improve lead screening rates. Partnering with Better Health in the pilot phase are The MetroHealth System and UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital. Better Health will leverage its' active data-sharing system, analytics, and quality improvement strategies to address these issues. Care Coordination agencies of the Better Health Pathways HUB will navigate and remove social barriers for families to help ensure their children - especially those at highest risk, get tested. We are eager to contribute to the great work already underway with the Lead Safe Cleveland Coalition and others, bringing new interventions from clinical and social service providers who are deeply committed to improving the health and safety of our children living in Northeast Ohio.


 
Presentations From Our Last Webinar Now Available
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. Learn more about this program that gets high-risk patients connected to resources. You can now access the presentations from our partners in this program from Cuyahoga County Board of Health, The MetroHealth System, UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital and Care Alliance.

To access the presentations, click here.


 
Better Health CEO's Message of Collaboration Echoed in Local Article
In a Cleveland Magazine piece titled "Can Cleveland's Competing Hospitals Work Together To Beat COVID-19?" Better Health Partnership President and CEO Rita Horwitz is among a handful of voices heard emphaszing the need for health systems to cooperate and collaborate like never before during this pandemic crisis, and after, to accelerate data-informed improvements in equitable population and community health.

To access the Cleveland Magazine article, click here.


 
Better Health Pleased to Welcome New Board Members
Lydia Cook, MD is the President of Summa Health Medical Group where she is responsible for their Medical Group's strategic management, operations and recruitment. She joined Summa Health System from HealthSpan Physicians Inc., where she was a practicing pediatrician and associate medical director of Sales, Marketing and Government Affairs.

Karen Butler is the Chief Operating Officer of Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services, Inc (NEON), a nonprofit community health center network. Under Karen's leadership, NEON developed and implemented its organizational Strategic Plan, completed a $1 million renovation project at the Hough Health Center and initiated numerous charitable events to serve the community.

Welcome aboard!
To view Better Health's Board, click here.