Strengthening Our Community
Community Outreach "Healthy You" Video
Every day, Cleveland Clinic is finding new ways to serve the community. The efforts of Cleveland Clinic Community Outreach are informed by the belief that the entire community benefits when the people within it are physically, mentally and spiritually healthy.
We build partnerships with community members through a wide variety of health and wellness programs. We work with community groups and organizations to bring quality health screenings and educational programs to surrounding neighborhoods, and we believe in helping individuals make positive health and wellness choices.
Cleveland Clinic provides health and wellness initiatives, education and resources to benefit the community. These include health assessments, clinical screenings, neighborhood education classes, health coaching, community resource and referral, and community service opportunities.
Download our most recent Community Connections Calendar, your guide to wellness events and activities held by your local Cleveland Clinic hospitals and Family Health Centers.
For additional information about any of these programs, please contact the Office of Community Outreach at 216.448.0607.
Cleveland Clinic's Office of Community Outreach Expands to Serve Our Community
Every day, Cleveland Clinic is finding new ways to engage and serve the community. The efforts of Cleveland Clinic Community Outreach are guided by the belief that the entire region benefits when people are physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy. That mission has been enhanced as Community Outreach staff throughout the Enterprise now work under the direction of Pamela Holmes, Senior Director of Community Outreach in the Office of External Affairs. As a result, the Office of Community Outreach can provide and support health and wellness education programming in communities stretching from Avon, Lorain and Wooster to Cleveland’s far eastern suburbs.
Our office builds innovative partnerships with community members through a wide variety of health and wellness programs, health talks and chronic disease management services. We work with community groups and organizations throughout Cleveland Clinic’s regional footprint to bring health screenings and educational programs to surrounding neighborhoods As a result, thousands of individuals have the knowledge to make positive health and wellness choices.
Cleveland Clinic provides health initiatives, education and resources to benefit all of Northern Ohio. These include health assessments, clinical screenings, neighborhood education classes, health coaching, community resource and referral, and community service opportunities for employees. Please contact our office for more information, 448-0607.
Cleveland Clinic Sponsors First Fairfax Arts and Heritage Celebration
Cleveland Clinic was a proud sponsor of the First Fairfax Arts and Heritage Celebration, which occurred in our main campus neighborhood on July 21. East 89th Street was closed for the day from Carnegie to Quincy avenues and thousands of residents and neighbors attended.
Cleveland Clinic's Community Outreach team provided hundreds of visitors with a range of screenings, including glaucoma and blood pressure. The kids were encouraged to "move it" with pedometer challenges and a Cleveland Clinic Wellness hopscotch mat, featuring the 5-to-Go tips for Healthy Living.
Other departments responsible for the success of the event were the Cleveland Clinic Police Department, Grounds and Transportation Services and Cole Eye Institute. Thanks to all! Cleveland Clinic is committed to being a good neighbor in all the communities where we live and provide services. This event made a positive impact on our friends in the Fairfax community."
Outreach Clinic at Langston Hughes Center
In collaboration with Senior Outreach Services and Fairfax Renaissance Development Corp., Cleveland Clinic's Community Outreach professionals help community members learn about health practices that promote health and well being and help them access appropriate healthcare. Services are provided by Cleveland Clinic staff physicians, residents, nurse practitioners, nurses, medical students and other health professionals.
Available services include:
- education and counseling
- smoking cessation counseling
- screenings (diabetes, high blood pressure, HIV, TB, STDs etc)
- pregnancy testing
Upcoming Events at Cleveland Clinic Community Health & Education Center Langston Hughes
The Fit Youth Program is coming to Langston Hughes!
The Fit Youth program is a 12-week family weight management program for children ages 7 to 16 who are serious about weight control. Our program is designed to help parents and children or teens embrace healthier eating habits, improve fitness and better manage stress.
It’s all about creating healthy change!
Download the Fit Youth Program Brochure
For more information, contact:
Community Health & Wellness Center @ Langston Hughes
2390 E. 79th Street
Cleveland, Ohio 44104
Hours: Mon., Tues., Thurs., and Fri., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Community Health Education Program
The Community Health Education Program is designed around the needs and interests of a group or neighborhood center. A Community Health Educator works with you to help identify your group’s areas of interest to design an exciting, specially tailored and interactive program. The program includes the “A Healthy You” Program, providing engaging sessions emphasizing the positive, focuses on integrating the mind, body and spirit for total health and well being.
If interested, please contact Angela Wilson.
Health Screenings & Speakers Bureau
Thank you for your interest in Cleveland Clinic’s Health Screening Request Initiative. The programming is presented in a community forum format. Our healthcare professionals welcome the opportunity to provide world-class care to underserved communities.
We are pleased to offer this service to non-profit organizations free of charge, with at least eight (8) weeks advance notice, and at programs or events that will have at least 40 attendees.
Please note that this form cannot be saved and you cannot go back to a previous page. If you exit the survey before clicking the "Done" button, your information will not be submitted. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Angela Wilson.
Cleveland Clinic’s Speakers Bureau gives community organizations throughout Greater Cleveland access to advanced information about a wide variety of health and healthcare issues, presented in a community forum format. Our medical professionals welcome the opportunity to share their knowledge while providing an informative and thought-provoking program.
Please take note of these requirements before submitting a request:
- Requests for speakers must be made at least eight weeks in advance.
- A minimum of 40 attendees is required at the speaking engagement.
- Parking reimbursement must be provided (if applicable).
- If Cleveland Clinic is able to provide a speaker for your event, please have the room equipped with all requested equipment 20 minutes before the program.
To submit a speaker request:
We are pleased to offer this service to non-profit organizations free of charge, with at least eight (8) weeks advance notice, and at programs or events that have at least 40 attendees.
Please note that this form cannot be saved and you cannot go back to a previous page. If you exit the survey before clicking the "Done" button, your information will not be submitted. If you have questions or would like additional information, please contact Laiteisha Dobbins.
Community Service and Partnership Opportunities
Cleveland Clinic is committed to strengthening our community and making a positive difference in the lives of our neighbors and the communities we serve. The office of Community Outreach encourages community engagement by providing the necessary resources and tools to connect Cleveland Clinic employees to long-term and short-term community service and partnership opportunities which enhance the health, wellness and economic vitality of our region.
For assistance in designing a project, please contact us at 216.448.0043 or contact Chris Abood.
Our outreach programs range from free health screenings, clinical services, education classes and health coaching.
Employees built a playground at Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation.
Cleveland Clinic employees package and prepare food for area hunger centers and the Cleveland Food Bank.