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Cleveland Clinic is committed to helping our communities thrive. We provide Community Benefit through investments in clinical services, medical research and education, and address social determinants of health through our Community Health Strategy (CHS). In 2020, we focused our efforts on informing communities to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and creating programs in response to social and health needs resulting from the pandemic.
Community Health Strategy
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Community Health Strategy

Our CHS is based upon 3 main principles as we partner with our community-based organizations to provide optimal opportunities for the communities in which we work, live and play to thrive.

  • Responsive to local needs
  • Creating a measurable improvement to well-being
  • Providing lifelong engagement through educating, hiring and healing

The programs provided are all in alignment with the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA), evidence-based and use the social determinants of health to deliver measurable impact. There are two overlapping and intertwined arms to the CHS which drive our programs in our four identified regions that represent all of our Hospitals and Family Health Centers in Northeast Ohio- east, west, central and south

Community Health Strategy

Anchor Institution Initiatives

We generate positive community impact and address health outcomes resulting from underlying social determinants through local hiring, purchasing and investing. We adapted our 2020 programs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic to continue providing meaningful youth education experiences and community support while adhering to safety guidelines.

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Public Health Programs

As a healthcare institution, it is our mission to address and improve the overall health and wellbeing of our community. Our goal with the CHS is to measurably improve key health indicators that are prevalent based upon our CHNA priorities, as well as address identified emergent needs such as COVID-19, substance abuse and infant mortality.

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Our Stories

Learn more about how we supported our neighboring communities in 2020 through our public health programs and anchor institution initiatives.

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Advocacy & Policy

We advocate for policies that improve access to quality care and support healthy communities. Our efforts in 2020 included providing guidance to the State of Ohio on managing the COVID-19 pandemic.

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