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RACISM AS A PUBLIC HEALTH CRISIS

Blaine Griffin (LC2 2015, LC 2014), Councilman, Ward 6, City of Cleveland

Kerry McCormack (LC 2018, LookUp 2005), Councilman, Ward 3,, City of Cleveland

Councilmen Griffin and McCormack shared how the City’s declaration of racism as a public health crisis came about, what the next steps are, and how people can get involved in anti-racist work. 

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Recorded 06/18/2020

ADDRESSING FOOD INSECURITIES DURING CRISIS THROUGH THE GREATER CLEVELAND FOOD BANK

Kristin Warzocha (LC 2010, CBB 2002, CLC Board), President and CEO, Greater Cleveland Food Bank

Kristin shared the challenges and adaptations the Food Bank had to make as the pandemic exponentially expanded the community’s need for food. She shared how creativity and flexibility were key in being able to respond quickly to the need, how those changes will impact their operations going forward, and what they are planning for the future. 

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Recorded 06/16/2020

SENIOR LIVING IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19

Kendra Urdzik (LC 2020), President & CEO, Judson Services, Inc.

Cindy Struk, Vice President, Health Services, CCHO, Judson Services, Inc.

Julie Anderson (LC 2013, CLI 2010), Vice President, Judson Manor

The Judson team talked about their efforts to safeguard the health and safety of their elderly residents and team members during the pandemic.

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Recorded 06/15/2020

ADDRESSING DISPARITIES IN LEADERSHIP

Phyllis “Seven” Harris (LC2 2020, LC 2019), Executive Director, LGBT Community Center of Greater Cleveland

Phyllis talked about the lack of inclusion of Black folks in leadership and how leadership on boards and in upper level management roles can promote inclusion and address disparities.

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Recorded 06/11/2020

UNDERSTANDING INFANT MORTALITY IN CLEVELAND AND THE WORK OF FIRST YEAR CLEVELAND

Bernadette Kerrigan (LC 2008), Executive Director, First Year Cleveland

Bernie shared how First Year Cleveland is reducing infant mortality in Cleveland by focusing on the systemic racism inherent in the medical system and candidly shared how she discovered and is working through her own biases.

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Recorded 06/09/2020

HEALTH HAPPENS IN COMMUNITIES: THE METROHEALTH SYSTEM’S INSTITUTE FOR H.O.P.E.TM

Susan Fuehrer (ALI 2020, LC 2008), President, Institute for H.O.P.E.

James Misak MD (LC 2020), Medical Director, Institute for H.O.P.E.

Sue and Dr. Misak discussed the work of the Institute of H.O.P.E.TM, social determinants of health, and how they are those disparities in Cleveland. 

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Recorded 06/08/2020