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Cleveland Clinic is committed to helping our communities thrive. As a nonprofit multi-specialty academic medical center with a proud history of serving our neighborhoods, we continue to prioritize the health and wellbeing of our community members through a comprehensive set of opportunities. Cleveland Clinic provides Community Benefit through clinical services, medical research and education.
Community Health Strategy
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Community Health Strategy

Our community health strategy (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

The Cleveland Clinic has adopted an Anchor mission strategy which is a place based approach to address health outcomes based upon underlying social determinants. The goal is to align resources such as hiring, purchasing and investing to create a larger impact in a given community.

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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 identified emergent needs such as substance abuse and infant mortality.

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Our Stories

Learn more about the impacts of our public health programs and anchor institution initiatives in 2019

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Advocacy & Policy

Through our advocacy of healthcare delivery system reform at the local, state and federal levels, we strive to improve access and quality of care.

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