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The Land

Rachel Dissell

3 November 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Black and Latinx enrollment in clinical studies has nearly doubled in HIV vaccine clinical trials due to the HIV Vaccine Trials Network in Cleveland implementing an engagement model that addresses community distrust t...

Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless

Rachel Dissell

Ginger Christ

8 July 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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When COVID-19 emergency plans by Cleveland agencies to reduce crowding in homeless shelters excluded people still living on the streets, the Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless developed a plan to house people i...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

Ginger Christ

24 March 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Modifying traditional disease-tracking tools, local public health officials in Ohio’s Cuyahoga County moved quickly in the pandemic's early days to track the community-level spread of the virus far beyond officially c...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

Ginger Christ

22 March 2020

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cuyahoga County enlists medical students and residents to help the overwhelmed city health staff tackle the coronavirus chaos. Among other administrative tasks, students interview patients who have tested positive for...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

1 October 2017

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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As jails in Ohio struggle with the skyrocketing numbers of people addicted to opioids, they are increasingly becoming the state's primary detox centers. This article explores how several counties are addressing the i...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

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Rachel Dissell

John Caniglia

Olivera Perkins

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland has struggled through the years to reduce youth violence. But important lessons have been learned, here and elsewhere. City officials say they are factoring those lessons into their latest plans to reduce vi...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

9 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Some local programs see youth employment as more than just a workforce development issue. They also view jobs as a way to offer stability to young people, especially those from Cleveland area communities with high vio...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

Lynn Ischay

Gus Chan

William Neff

Marvin Fong

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Police can work better with young people if they understand more about how their brains work. Young people can deal better with police if they understand more about their jobs, and the law. New training and technique...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Should police be law enforcers or social responders? Some leaders say "guardian" duty is at least important as purely law enforcement tasks, sometimes known as "warrior" work. That idea is rooted in centuries-old prin...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Trauma training for police and community workers teaches them how to make tough situations, such as the arrest of a parent, easier on young children. Painful memories can alter perceptions of police for a lifetime.

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Misinformation and misunderstanding about the law can lead youth to have accelerating confrontations with the police. Cleveland’s Patrick Henry School offers Juvenile Justice Jeopardy, a game that orients middle schoo...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

8 June 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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The Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority's police force has transformed its culture using a police assistance referral program that focuses on getting people the help they need first rather than arresting them. It'...

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Rachel Dissell

10 March 2016

Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States

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A new training program gets police officers to delve into the complexities of teenage brain development, helping law enforcement to recognize mental health issues, respond to them and, if they can, refer families to o...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

7 March 2016

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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This article sets up an upcoming series of articles that will explore how other communities have tried to address youth violence and how well those programs are doing. It offers short snapshots or previews of the prog...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

23 October 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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Cleveland has a list of lead-safe homes, a result of decades of cleaning up hazards with tens of millions of dollars in HUD grant money.

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Rachel Dissell

23 October 2015

Rochester, New York, United States

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It's been a decade since the city of Rochester, New York, committed to tackling its lead poisoning problem head on. What resulted was a more than 80 percent drop in the number of children with high lead levels. It's a...

Cleveland.com (The Plain Dealer)

Rachel Dissell

10 September 2015

Cleveland, Ohio, United States

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When processing rape kits, it may be faster and more cost-effective to extract DNA profiles rather than first screen swabs and undergarments for semen. Ohio’s crime lab, which has identified a potential suspect in nea...

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