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County Health Alliance

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 2012 County Health Rankings had Cuyahoga County ranked 65th 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 begin here.

The County Health Alliance seeks to engage more communities in health promotion efforts. Please join the county in this important work. Visit the County Health Alliance webpage for more information.

Sincerely, 

 
Edward FitzGerald
Cuyahoga County Executive