Columbus has most lead-hazard properties in Ohio

By Earl Rinehart The Columbus Dispatch David Norris, a senior researcher at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, said such a law would hamstring Toledo and other communities that want their own lead-related ordinances. He supports a Toledo ordinance that requires rental properties to undergo inspections and to … Continue reading »

Columbus has most lead-hazard properties in Ohio

Toledo to review lead-safe rules: City council may extend, stagger compliance deadline and eliminate registry

By Lauren Lindstrom, Toledo Blade  City council will consider changes to Toledo’s rental lead-safe ordinance to extend and stagger the compliance deadline, eliminate a required registry of names and addresses of affected tenants, and create a hardship extension program to help landlords be in compliance. Council members discussed the potential changes at a committee of … Continue reading »

Toledo to review lead-safe rules: City council may extend, stagger compliance deadline and eliminate registry

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

Charity care shrinking at central Ohio’s nonprofit hospitals

Published in the Columbus Dispatch By Ben Sutherly Ohio State University’s work with the Kirwan Institute to map baseline health information across the city has been slow to get off the ground because of technology issues, said Wanda Dillard, director of community development at the university’s Wexner Medical Center. That effort is a key step … Continue reading »

Charity care shrinking at central Ohio’s nonprofit hospitals

As charity care lessens, hospitals see other needs

Columbus Dispatch OSU officials are working with the university’s Kirwan Institute to map baseline health information across the city so they can outline more-measurable goals by fall, said Wanda Dillard, director of community development at Wexner Medical Center. “The project has fallen behind,” in part because it has been hard to get robust attendance at … Continue reading »

As charity care lessens, hospitals see other needs