Our responsibilities begin with public health. During the COVID-19 pandemic, as disparities became apparent, we brought tests, food and supplies to our neighbors. We also spoke up when the mental health crisis intensified for patients due to COVID-19. As the largest mental health provider in Ohio, we support patients throughout their struggles.
Continuous care is the future of creating healthier communities. We are building programs to offer more options for care closer to home, help new parents care for their young ones and bring primary care to the underserved. Increasing access to our services and caring for patients across their lifetimes will make us even more responsive to the needs of our community.
Infant & Maternal Health
Centering Pregnancy™ is a national program that has been shown to dramatically improve maternal outcomes, such as reducing low birth weight and prematurity. The Cleveland Clinic utilizes this program to reduce high Infant Mortality rates in Cuyahoga and Summit Counties and to reach African American women who are impacted by Infant Mortality at nearly twice the rate as white women. During the program, pregnant women meet together as a circle with a trained facilitator to learn about many aspects of pregnancy, labor and delivery and infant care. They are also seen by a health care provider for their regular prenatal checkups.
Akron General launched Centering Pregnancy in September and has seen a 62% uptick in participants during its first six months. It is on track to reach full capacity in May with 200 participants. The program successfully pivoted to in-person sessions in January. The Cleveland-based program, led by Certified Nurse Midwife Sue Hudson, currently uses a hybrid approach of virtual and in-person sessions to educate and support expectant mothers. For more information about Akron General’s program, contact Holly Carder, Coordinator, Centering Pregnancy, firstname.lastname@example.org Contact Sue Hudson at email@example.com for information about the Cuyahoga County-based program.
In addition to efforts around infant and maternal health in our South Region, we are excited to announce expansion in other regions. Our East region is piloting a project utilizing an OB maternal health navigator. The role of the navigator is to help connect our patients with services that they need in the community as well as internally, that will support our patients in achieving healthy term pregnancies and healthy maternal outcomes. Examples of these services include housing/shelter, food banks, mental health, clothing, WIC, Bright Beginnings and other organizations and resources in the Northeast Ohio area.
If you’d like to learn more about infant and maternal health work, please contact us at CHPHeal@ccf.org.
Located in the Langston Hughes Center, Cleveland Clinic Langston Hughes Community Health and Education Center provides adult primary care and mammography services to residents of the greater Cleveland area. The Langston Hughes Center, a gathering place for health and well-being in the Fairfax neighborhood, also provides free health education and programming aimed at improving the health of the community.
Langston Hughes Outpatient Clinic
Access to primary care is a cornerstone for overall health and wellbeing. The utilization of a medical home has been associated with positive outcomes and a decrease in health disparities. Overall, preventative care leads to less time in the hospital and better control and management of chronic conditions.
To find out more information, or to schedule an appointment at Langston Hughes, call 216.445.0700.
Langston Hughes Mammography Clinic
Cleveland Clinic's Mammography Clinic at Langston Hughes Center provides breast exams, women’s health education, and more. The Mammography Clinic is offered through a collaborative partnership between Cleveland Clinic’s Langston Hughes Community Health & Education Center and Taussig Cancer Institute.
To schedule an appointment, please visit clevelandclinic.org/mammographyclinic, or call 216.444.2626 and indicate you would like a mammogram at Langston Hughes. A patient navigator can assist you with scheduling services at other health providers in the local community as well. Breast exams and mammogram screenings are usually covered under most insurance plans. Cleveland Clinic offers financial aid for the uninsured and underinsured. Financial responsibility is determined by completing the financial assistance application.
Exercise, Nutrition & Well-Being
Our interactive fitness classes get people active and moving. No matter where you are on your fitness journey, we have classes to help you reach your goals so you can live a happier, healthier life. Classes are open to people of all ages and abilities.
- To join us for an upcoming program, please call the Langston Hughes Community Health & Education Center at 216.361.1773.