Decades of disjointed federal, state, and local policies have caused social and structural issues that impact urban community health. The Cuyahoga County PLACEMATTERS team is guided by its vision for a Cuyahoga County where people can thrive because there is equitable access to resources and opportunities, whether, economic, social or environmental, that are necessary to attain the highest quality of life. The team informs, influences, and engages policy makers and community members to use an overarching health equity lens for the development of policies that create conditions for optimal health such as safe housing, adequate green space, clean air and water, access to healthy foods, access to quality health care, and quality education. It is intended that the long-term impact of these efforts will improve health outcomes and reduce inequities, allowing urban communities to thrive.
Phone: (216) 431 - 8010
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