Healthy Cleveland Resolution

The Healthy Cleveland Initiative, launched in the spring of 2011, aims to reduce health disparities in the city of Cleveland and improve quality of life for every resident in Cleveland. The Healthy Cleveland Resolution passed by Cleveland City Council in 2011 outlines the framework for tackling the root causes of the health disparities which exist between urban and suburban communities and is built upon the pro-active engagement of Cleveland’s four healthcare systems: Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth, Sisters of Charity Health System and University Hospitals.

To date, the Healthy Cleveland Initiative implemented expanded smoking bans and ramped up the city’s system of community gardens. It has created streets which serve motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians and transit riders and ensures our schools have adequate facilities and the budget to purchase, prepare and serve healthy foods.  The initiative also addresses violence as a factor to the overall health of the community.