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Connecting insights to real-world experiences

Since mid-March, our team has been convening brainstorms between people immediately impacted by the crisis and community leaders in our community. In addition to sharing summaries on our website, we’ve compiled some of the top takeaways in two different reports.

Our most recent report, Strategies For Making Cincinnati A Safer Place for Black Communities During the COVID-19 Crisis, highlighted the insights we learned specifically from African-American essential workers and healthcare professionals.

In addition to sharing the report with our community, partners and the Cincinnati leaders, we had the opportunity to discuss what we’ve learned with reporters in the region.

Check out these recent articles to learn more about our most recent report in the context of current events:

Testing site opens in Bond Hill as groups work to close coronavirus racial disparity gap”, by Walter Smith-Randolph, Local 12 - WKRC.

“Just like Ohio really had the opportunity to be the model when it came to taking the lead in how we protect our citizens, Cincinnati has the opportunity to be the model city when it comes to figuring out how to address these disparities we're seeing in the black community.”

What Is Ohio Doing To Mitigate COVID-19 Disparities African Americans Face?,” by Ambriehl Crutchfield.

"We have to first understand the social determinants of public health and how policies of disinvestment and inequalities have failed communities of color in this country for decades.”

I Don't Always Feel Valued': Being A Home Daycare Provider During A Pandemic,” by Ambriehl Crutchfield.

"Sometimes we feel that we're not able really to take a break because people are always working. Personal time to just, you know, sit down and relax and take a vacation or take a day off, we don't really have that."

Visit our COVID-19 page to learn more about the conversations that we’ve organized to identify ways we community leaders can help people immediately impacted by the crisis.

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