Team Profile Summary

The Cuyahoga Place Matters team's focus is to ensure health implications and equity considerations are in the forefront as policy makers and others make decisions that substantially impact the residents of Cuyahoga County and the neighborhoods in which County residents live. To that end, the Cuyahoga County Place Matters team exists to:

  1. Focus on a broader definition of health. Health is not simply the absence of disease.  Health begins where people live, work, learn, age and play. Health includes the social conditions one lives in, such as the jobs we do, the money we're paid, the schools we attend, the neighborhoods we live, as well as our genes, our behaviors, and our medical care.
  2. Inform, influence and engage policy-makers and community members to develop policies, using an overarching health equity lens, that have long-term impacts, create conditions for optimal health and reduce inequities; and
  3. Utilize "place-based" interventions to engage and empower residents in under-resourced communities to revitalize their communities.

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For more information and to become involved, please contact:

Sandra Chappelle
Phone: (216) 431 - 8010

Martha Halko
Phone: (216) 201-2001