Study finds significant differences in health care in Wyandotte County neighborhoods

By Mary Rupert, Wyandotte Daily,  A multi-year study of Wyandotte County health has found that there is a significant difference in the level of health care depending on where residents live. The Community Health Council of Wyandotte County and the REACH Healthcare Foundation commissioned the study, which was conducted by the Kirwan Institute of Ohio … Continue reading »

Study finds significant differences in health care in Wyandotte County neighborhoods

Study Delves Into Wyandotte County Health Divide

By Meg Wingerter and Jim McLean, KMUW Wichita’s NPR Station It isn’t far from the gleaming bank buildings and high-end hotels to the rent-to-own stores and corner shops that stock more chips than fruit. A visitor getting off the highway in downtown Kansas City, Kansas, would pass by a Hilton Garden Inn and several high-rise buildings … Continue reading »

Study Delves Into Wyandotte County Health Divide

Toledo passed a law to protect its kids from lead poisoning; will Cleveland step up?

By Rachel Dissell, Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer With the help of Ohio State’s Kirwan Institute for Race and Ethnicity, the Toledo Lead Poisoning Prevention Coalition (TLPPC) set out to educate city council members and residents on the nature and scope of the problem. “This was an issue of racial and environmental justice,” Robert Cole, managing attorney at … Continue reading »

Toledo passed a law to protect its kids from lead poisoning; will Cleveland step up?

State health officials consider taking Cleveland’s ability to investigate lead poisoning cases

Cleveland Plain Dealer Rachel Dissell, Brie Zeltner, The Plain Dealer In 2014, the city had contracted with a private inspector to assist with a backlog of cases. That brought the total number of qualified inspectors to two for an average of up to 500 cases per year, according to data analyzed for The Plain Dealer … Continue reading »

State health officials consider taking Cleveland’s ability to investigate lead poisoning cases