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Healthy Workplace, Healthy Community

From the County Executive

Welcome to the Cuyahoga County Health Alliance. We have made improvements to this site and hope you find it easier to use and with more information that is just a click away. We have added the HealthStat Dashboard feature which is a tool to help us track data on certain key metrics that can impact health across the county. Why HealthStat? It mirrors CountyStat - our performance measurement strategy that tracks progress on internal operational performance and allows my Administration to make better management decisions, find efficiencies and improve service while being more accountable and transparent. We are applying performance measurement to other county-wide community initiatives efforts such as Justice System Reform and our Lake Erie agenda.

Health improvement is a critical component of our county-wide efforts to increase productivity and performance, economic development, educational attainment, quality of life and neighborhood revitalization. The issue of health must become part of our regional dialogue and part of a good organizational and public policy agenda. The 2013 County Health Rankings had Cuyahoga County ranked 67th out of Ohio’s 88 counties. This is not acceptable and I believe it is time to move from awareness to action. State and local data show that the leading causes of death and disability across the county are from chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, obesity and diabetes. These are largely preventable diseases. Let’s continue the work we started last year and examine solutions that can set the stage for greater impact.

The County Health Alliance seeks to engage more communities and institutional partners in health promotion efforts. Please get involved and join the county in this important work. Questions and feedback can be sent to




Target 1: Healthy Eating 

Target 2: Active Living 

Target 3: Tobacco  

Edward FitzGerald
Cuyahoga County Executive 

"Embracing a health and wellness culture which mirrors the excellence of our major medical institutions."

Edward FitzGerald, Cuyahoga County Executive
2012 State of the County address
Principle #6, Western Reserve Plan:



In the Spotlight

Heroin Crisis Causes 195 Deaths in Cuyahoga County During 2013 

Growth rate in fatalities slows after County implements preventive measures

Learn About Upcoming Training Programs in Urban Agriculture 

OSU Extension offers workshops throughout the year on community gardening and market gardening.

See the attached flyer for more information on topics and timing.

Cuyahoga County and MetroHealth Unite to Provide Virtual Doctor's Appointments in the Workplace 

Technology connects Cuyahoga County employees to MetroHealth doctors with push of a button

Health Improvement Partnership-Cuyahoga (HIP-C)

Cuyahoga will utilize a community driven process to conduct health and social assessments, identify priorities and implement a comprehensive and collaborative approach for carrying out and funding health improvement strategies.

Vision - Cuyahoga County is a place where all residents live, work, learn and play in safe, healthy, sustainable and prosperous communities. 

Click here to view the CountyStat Cuyahoga County Board of Health September 17, 2013 PowerPoint presentation