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Community Commitment

Caring for the community is a long-standing priority at Cleveland Clinic. As an anchor institution — a major employer and provider of services in the community — our goal is to create the healthiest community for everyone. We do this through actions and programs to heal, hire and invest for the future.

Cleveland Clinic Is Much More Than a Healthcare Organization

We are part of the social fabric of the community, creating opportunities for those around us and making the communities we serve healthier.

We are listening to our neighbors to understand their needs, now and in the future. The health of every individual affects the broader community.

According to the National Academy of Medicine, only 20% of a person’s health is related to the medical care they receive. There are other factors that have a lifelong impact, accounting for 80% of a person’s overall health. These social determinants of health are conditions in which people grow, work and live – including employment, education, food security, housing, life expectancy, chronic diseases, infant mortality, substance abuse and several others (World Health Organization).

In order to address these health disparities, we lead efforts in clinical and non-clinical programming, advocacy, building partnerships, sponsorship and community investment. We are actively partnering with community leaders to help strengthen community resources and mitigate the impact of these social determinants of health. By engaging with partners who share our commitment, we can make a difference in creating a better, healthier community for everyone.

Cleveland Clinic promotes physical and economic health. We heal as a leader in public health and continuous patient care. We hire, developing the local workforce, with outreach to our youth. And, we invest through community benefits and charitable partnerships. Our commitment to giving back will enhance our region for generations.

For more information about the Community Health Strategy at Cleveland Clinic, please email

Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD, Chief Executive Officer and President of Cleveland Clinic

“Helping others to heal is our mission. Inclusion is a core value. Caring for the community is a cornerstone of our foundation.”

Tom Mihaljevic, MD, Cleveland Clinic CEO, President and Morton L. Mandel CEO Chair

How We Create the Healthiest Community for Everyone

How We Create the Healthiest Community for Everyone

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At Cleveland Clinic, we heal as a leader in public health and continuous patient care. Learn more about the free programs we provide community residents through Community Health and Partnerships.

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At Cleveland Clinic, we hire, developing the local workforce, with outreach to our youth. Learn more about the resources and programs we offer to support Northeast Ohio’s next generation of leaders.

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At Cleveland Clinic, we invest through community benefits and charitable partnerships. Learn how we impact the local economy through education, collaboration and workforce development.

Other Community Resources

Other Community Resources

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Health

Providing world-class healthcare through a multidisciplinary, team-based approach for LGBT patients in partnership with our clinical Institutes.

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Office of Diversity and Inclusion

How we embrace diversity. Resources for employees, students and suppliers.

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Office of Educational Equity

Find out how to report discrimination, harassment or retaliation in educational programs and activities.

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Government Relations

Promoting healthcare advocacy and developing partnerships at all levels of government.

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Cleveland Clinic supports healthy environments for healthy communities.

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Department of Emergency Management

Providing quality emergency management education and training.

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Global Center for Health Innovations

Learn more about the Global Center for Health Innovation. Plan your visit today!

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Title IX and Sexual Misconduct

Learn how to report sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence and retaliation in educational programs and activities.

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Cleveland Clinic Events

A variety of events take place at Cleveland Clinic for patients and community members, employees, trustees and supporters.

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Volunteer Services

Learn more about the different volunteer opportunities available at Cleveland Clinic locations across Northeast Ohio.

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Community Reports

Learn how we serve the community, including programs, statistics, economic impact and our community health reports.

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