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Community Relations

Cleveland Clinic | Let's Move It!

Community Relations consists of two departments: Regional Community Relations (which includes Cleveland Clinic's Family Health Centers and Regional Hospitals) and Community Outreach (Main Campus).

These two teams work with internal and external partners to provide health initiatives, education, and resources to benefit all of Northeast Ohio. These include wellness programs, educational health talks and support groups, chronic disease management services, health assessments, clinical screenings, health coaching, and community service opportunities for Cleveland Clinic employees. 

As a part of Government & Community Relations (GCR,) our work centers around the Let’s Move It initiative – GCR’s strategy for improving the overall well-being of the residents in the communities we serve by positively “moving the dial” on healthy lifestyles, education, economic vitality, legislation and policy.

Healthy Lifestyle

An overview of the programs that are provided in the communities in which we live, work and impact to help everyone find and create a healthier version of themselves.

Come Cook with Us

Join us at one of our Regional Hospitals, Family Health Centers, or at the Langston Hughes Center for an interactive cooking program that encourages healthy eating. Register for a class!

Community Health Education

A wide variety of topics are available for health talks out in the community. You can join us for a session at one of our Regional Hospitals, Family Health Centers, or at the Langston Hughes Center, or we can arrange for a presenter to come to you. Register to attend a health talk

Community Screenings

Cleveland Clinic provides health screenings for a variety of conditions and illnesses at our Regional Hospitals, Family Health Centers, and at the Langston Hughes Center. There is likely a health screening near your home soon! Find a screening near you.

Fitness Classes

Join us at one of our Regional Hospitals, Family Health Centers, or at the Langston Hughes Center for an interactive fitness class that will get you active and get you moving! For a full listing of classes, please visit our events calendar.

Healthy Communities Initiative

The Healthy Communities Initiative is a collaborative effort between Cleveland Clinic and community partners to promote optimal health and wellness. Based on the community health needs assessment reports and using combined resources within our local communities, Healthy Communities Initiative programs will be customized around four core areas: education, nutrition, lifestyle management and physical activity. Learn more about our Healthy Communities Initiative.

Healthy Strides: Come Walk with Us
Healthy Strides Walk

Healthy Strides: Come Walk with Us is an interactive program that gets everyone moving while learning about a new topic, which varies based upon the leader of the walk.  All sessions are FREE and open to the public. To find a Healthy Strides event near you, please visit our events calendar.

Safety

We offer a variety of safety programs to provide the community with information regarding the importance of being aware of dangers and safety precautions. Register for a class!

Tobacco Cessation

We’re here to help you QUIT! Let our Regional Community Relations team connect you with a Cleveland Clinic tobacco treatment specialist who will devise a plan just for you, OR join us for one of our FREE seven-week classes at the Langston Hughes Center.

These classes will provide you with the tools to cope with the social, mental, emotional, and physical challenges that you may face on the journey to becoming a nonsmoker. You will be educated on medications that can help you quit, and on how your body immediately transitions to that of a non-smoker.

For more information please contact Regional Community Relations at letsmoveit@ccf.org or  register for a class at the Langston Hughes Center.

You Change You

You Change You is a six week self-management program for people with chronic diseases or those that care for them. This is a non-clinical based program. To find a You Change You program in your area, please visit our events calendar.

Economic Vitality

A look at how Community Relations is impacting the local economy through education, collaboration, and job preparation.

Career Exploration and Internships

These resources and programs are designed to help students explore potential healthcare careers and gain valuable work experience in a professional environment.

Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM)
CCLCM is a unique program that is setting new standards for the training of physician investigators. Our goal is to identify the best students from the widest variety of backgrounds to directly impact the future of medical care and understanding of medical science. We are seeking students who desire to be expert in clinical practice while furthering the frontiers of medicine through scientific inquiry. We expect our graduates to be highly competitive for academic residencies and to pursue careers as physician investigators.

Cleveland Clinic Student Experience
Cleveland Clinic Student Experience provides internship and co-op opportunities to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. This exciting opportunity will offer highly motivated candidates the possibility to explore potential careers in the healthcare industry at Cleveland Clinic.

Clinic-Based Programs
The Civic Education Department offers Clinic-Based Programs that give Northeast Ohio middle and high school students the opportunity to learn and work alongside world-renowned caregivers at Cleveland Clinic’s Main Campus, Regional Hospitals, and Family Health Centers.

From Jump Ropes to Microscopes
Learn about lesser known healthcare careers with this interactive children's book.

Job Openings at Cleveland Clinic
Browse through the most up-to-date online listing of all available positions throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system.

Junior Ambassador Program for Teens
The Junior Ambassador Program offers two opportunities to high school students who qualify: the Junior Ambassador Summer Program and the Junior Ambassador After School Program. Both take place at our main campus in Cleveland, Ohio.

Volunteer Services
Find out more information about volunteering at our Cleveland, Ohio campus and local Family Health Centers.

Community Partnerships

Our mission is to connect with our communities and residents through a variety of neighborhood-based partners and social organizations, schools, houses of worship and other sites, engage in discussions about health needs, and create action plans to connect young and old alike with the medical, social and economic resources which will empower them to transform their own health and well-being as well as that of their communities.

If your organization is interested in partnering with Cleveland Clinic please visit the Partnerships & Event Sponsorship page

Farmers Market

Each summer, Cleveland Clinic partners with North Union Farmer’s Market and local vendors to host community Farmers Markets at various Clinic sites in Northeast Ohio. Each market offers fresh, locally grown seasonal produce, bread and other food items and information. Find times and locations

Greater University Circle Initiative

The Greater University Circle Initiative (GUCI), as the Initiative is known, addresses the specific challenges of some of Cleveland’s most disinvested neighborhoods – Hough, Glenville, Fairfax, Central, Buckeye-Shaker, Little Italy and East Cleveland. The GUCI’s agenda is broad enough to be instructive for any city or district hoping to create a socially responsive redevelopment strategy. In 2005, the Cleveland Foundation convened the leaders of key anchor institutions - the Cleveland Clinic, University Hospitals, Case Western Reserve University, the City of Cleveland and other partners to undertake the difficult task of creating “jobs, income and ownership opportunities” for all Greater University Circle residents (see map). The leaders set four goals:

  • Buy Local – increase the capacity and use of local businesses.
  • Hire Local – connect residents to jobs and income opportunities.
  • Live Local – attract new residents and support existing residents in quality housing.
  • Connect – connecting people, neighborhoods and institutions in a vital network.

To learn more, please visit the Economic Inclusion Program web page or The Cleveland Foundation's website.

Helping Hands

A community-wide service project utilizing employee volunteers from the hospitals and Family Health Centers to provide services to older adults or individuals needing assistance in the community. These projects are identified several ways, one of which being the Community Partnership on Aging organization. The projects include minor household repairs and outdoor work.

For more information about this program, please email letsmoveit@ccf.org.

Resources

Cleveland Clinic teams with a multitude of local and regional partners who provide social services, counseling and other important information.

Community Benefit Report
Cleveland Clinic serves the community by providing uncompensated health care to those in need. Learn more.

Community Health Needs Assessment
Cleveland Clinic health system has completed comprehensive community health needs assessments (CHNAs) which included all communities surrounding the system’s hospitals and family health centers. The goals of these assessments were to identify and evaluate health related needs in the communities Cleveland Clinic serves and to use this information to fulfill our mission. Learn more.

Economic Impact Report
A fascinating look at the economic impact of Cleveland Clinic health system in Northeast Ohio, Florida and Nevada. Learn more.

United Nations Global Compact Report
Cleveland Clinic compiles this report for our patients, caregivers, communities and global stakeholders. Cleveland Clinic is the only top ranked healthcare system in the United States to utilize both the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact in our reporting. Learn more.

Education

A look at the various educational programs that Community Relations provides and collaborates on within our schools and our communities.

Grades Pre-K - 5
5 to Go!™

5 to Go!™ is aimed towards preventing obesity in children and keeping them healthy, inside and out, throughout their lives. This initiative is comprised of two school-based curricula offered in elementary schools, Food is Knowledge® and Healthy Futures. Learn more.

From Jump Ropes to Microscopes

Learn about lesser known healthcare careers with this interactive children's book. Learn more.

HealthCARE™

This dynamic online program promotes inclusion and self-esteem through multi-media educational tools. Learn more

Power Washers

These hygiene superheroes use music, humor, and games to promote the importance, technique, and science of proper hand washing. Learn more.

Reading Programs

Reading is a critical life skill that we support that allows the interaction of Clinic caregivers and students. The reading program is a school based program for elementary schools.The students not only have the opportunity to be read to, which for some, is the only exposure besides their classroom teacher, but also to read to the caregiver to help them develop their literacy skills.

For more information about this program, or to see about having this program at your school, please email letsmoveit@ccf.org.

Grades 6 - 8
Adventures in Health Science and Medicine (AHSM)

Middle school students will learn about careers in health science and the study of medicine. Learn more.

Career Exploration and Internships
  • Healthcare+ Pathways Internship Program: This two-week internship program provides rising high school freshmen with unique career exploration opportunities in the biomedical sciences, and gives them the opportunity to learn from world-renowned healthcare and community professionals. Learn more
STEM2M

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math & Medicine is a new program implemented in the Mayfield Schools. Cleveland Clinic will provide the medical component of this program utilizing existing curriculum developed by the Clinic & also incorporating hands on learning with physicians & other allied health professionals. For more information about this program, or to see about having this program at your school, please email letsmoveit@ccf.org.

Stroke 101

Stroke 101 is a school based program for middle school students. This program educates and empowers middle-schoolers to recognize the signs of a stroke and encourage the rapid care of the individual to achieve better outcomes. This program is taught in the school setting and utilizes a pre and post knowledge test. For more information about this program, or to see about having this program at your school, please email letsmoveit@ccf.org.

Teen Cancer Program 

High school education program focused on cancer prevention and the importance of self-exams. Students focus on Breast, Testicular, Skin & Lung cancers. For more information about this program, or to see about having this program at your school, please email letsmoveit@ccf.org.

Walk a Marathon

A school-based health and wellness initiative that encourages daily exercise as part of the school day. Health professionals provide education on exercise, nutrition and healthy habits. Program runs in conjunction with the school year – students recognized for half marathon and marathon distances. For more information about this program, or to see about having this program at your school, please email letsmoveit@ccf.org.

Worldwide Classroom®

Middle and high school students will learn about important health topics and healthcare careers. Learn more.

Grades 9 - 12
Career Exploration and Internships 
  • NEOREMA™ Internship Program: This four-week internship program gives rising high school sophomores the opportunity to learn about the sciences and scientific writing skills while working alongside professionals from Cleveland Clinic, Cuyahoga Community College and Kent State University. Learn more
  • Louis Stokes Workforce Readiness Internship Program: In partnership with PNC Bank and Youth Opportunities Unlimited, this nine-week internship program encourages students' interest in non-clinical areas of health care like law, information technology, marketing, human resources, and building operations. Learn more.
  • Science Internship Program (SIP): This internship program gives rising high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to work alongside Cleveland Clinic caregivers, while learning how health can be maintained through the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the body. Students can choose to apply to one of the ten different tracks offered. Learn more
eXpressions™
This interdisciplinary line of programs utilizes peer-to-peer learning to immerse high school students in the creative exploration of science. Learn more.
Teen Cancer Program

High school education program focused on cancer prevention and the importance of self-exams. Students focus on Breast, Testicular, Skin & Lung cancers. For more information about this program, or to see about having this program at your school, please email letsmoveit@ccf.org.

Walk a Marathon

A school based health and wellness initiative that encourages daily exercise as part of the school day. Health professionals provide education on exercise, nutrition and healthy habits. Program runs in conjunction with the school year – students recognized for half marathon and marathon distances. For more information about this program, or to see about having this program at your school, please email letsmoveit@ccf.org.

Worldwide Classroom®

Middle and high school students will learn about important health topics and healthcare careers. Learn more.

College and Beyond
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine (CCLCM)

CCLCM is a unique program that is setting new standards for the training of physician investigators. Our goal is to identify the best students from the widest variety of backgrounds to directly impact the future of medical care and understanding of medical science. We are seeking students who desire to be expert in clinical practice while furthering the frontiers of medicine through scientific inquiry. We expect our graduates to be highly competitive for academic residencies and to pursue careers as physician investigators. Learn more

Cleveland Clinic Student Experience

Cleveland Clinic Student Experience provides internship and co-op opportunities to currently enrolled undergraduate and graduate students. This exciting opportunity will offer highly motivated candidates the possibility to explore potential careers in the healthcare industry at Cleveland Clinic. Learn more

Job Openings at Cleveland Clinic

Browse through the most up-to-date online listing of all available positions throughout the Cleveland Clinic health system. Learn more.

Our Locations

Langston Hughes Center (Main Campus Area)

The goal of the Langston Hughes Center is to strengthen our communities and neighborhoods by providing exceptional healthcare. Our mission is to help individuals learn about practices that promote their health and well-being and assist them with access to appropriate healthcare services. 

The Cleveland Clinic Community Health and Education Center at Langston Hughes is housed in a historically significant building, originally built as a library, in the center of the Fairfax neighborhood. This is a unique location that truly partners Cleveland Clinic with the community. 

Programs and services are typically provided free of charge by Cleveland Clinic staff physicians, residents, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical students and other health professionals.

For a full list of our programs and services, please visit the Healthy Lifestyle tab above.

To access interactive campus maps, driving and walking directions, virtual tours and more, please visit the Locations and Directions page.

East Region
  • Hillcrest Hospital
  • Euclid Hospital
  • South Pointe Hospital
  • Sagamore Hills
  • Beachwood Family Health Center
  • Mentor Medical Office Building
  • Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
  • Twinsburg Family Health Center
  • Solon Family Health Center
  • Chagrin Falls Family Health Center
  • Stephanie Tubbs Jones Family Health Center
  • Madison Medical Office Building

For a full list of our programs and services, please visit the Healthy Lifestyle tab above.

To access interactive campus maps, driving and walking directions, virtual tours and more, please visit the Locations and Directions page

South Region
  • Akron General Hospital
  • Independence Family Health Center
  • Marymount Hospital
  • Strongsville Family Health Center
  • Medina Medical Office Building
  • Medina Hospital
  • Brunswick Family Health Center
  • Wooster Family Health Center
  • Broadview Heights

For a full list of our programs and services, please visit the Healthy Lifestyle tab above.

To access interactive campus maps, driving and walking directions, virtual tours and more, please visit the Locations and Directions page.
West Region
  • Fairview Hospital
  • Lakewood Hospital
  • Lutheran Hospital
  • Elyria Commons Family Health Center
  • Lorain Family Health Center
  • Columbia Road Family Health Center
  • Avon Pointe Family Health Center
  • Avon Family Health Center

For a full list of our programs and services, please visit the Healthy Lifestyle tab above.

To access interactive campus maps, driving and walking directions, virtual tours and more, please visit the Locations and Directions page.