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Community Health and Wellness

Photo Bob Perkoski
Photo Bob Perkoski
Cleveland is emerging as a bona fide Medical Capital, thanks in no small part to world-renowned hospitals, stellar colleges with medical-education programming, and the nation's top medical device manufacturers. But there is more to being a Medical Capital than ably treating the ill. Being a national healthcare leader also means creating an environment that provides access to health, prevention, and wellness education and programming for all citizens. To truly thrive, Northeast Ohio must be a healthy region, filled with active bodies, healthful food choices, and supportive organizations for those who seek them.

Community Health and Wellness Features

job satisfaction: employee perks pay off with loyal staff that works as hard as they play

Everybody has those days when they just don’t feel like going to work. But some employers offer perks that make coming to work a little less painful. From all-you-can-eat snack bars to pursuing outside interests on company time -- and free beer! -- these companies help make coming to the office a little easier to swallow.

on the rise: four emerging african-american leaders in cleveland

Those among us that emerge to the forefront of their professions and community have been honing their leadership skills for some time. Here are a few young African-Americans making waves around town through advocacy, talent and so much more.

trending: how the paleo crowd is grazing the north coast

Mention the phrase "Paleolithic diet" and many will conjure the image of Fred Flintstone gnawing on a giant dinosaur leg. But nothing could be further from the truth, say adherents. The culinary movement is thoughtful, green, healthy and spreading like wildfire across Northeast Ohio.

grrl power: encouraging more female riders key to city's cycling health

If women indeed are the barometer of a healthy cycling city, then making women feel safe while cycling in Cleveland must be a priority, say local biking advocates. Female riders are less likely to cycle without infrastructure that makes them feel safe, including separated bike paths and physical barriers on roads that divide bikes and cars.

livability for residents, businesses job one for neighborhood non-profits

It’s no secret that "destination" development is happening all across Cleveland. But thanks to the diligent work of community development corporations (CDCs), there also is a renewed focus on improving livability for the residents who call their neighborhoods home.
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Community Health and Wellness Founders

chuck herman

chuck herman

City: Emerging Neighborhoods

Meet Chuck Herman, founder of Specialty Fitness Equipment, a fitness equipment sales company in Bedford Heights with three employees.

tami schneider

tami schneider

City: Cleveland

Meet Tami Schneider, founder of Cleveland Yoga, a yoga studio with locations in Beachwood and University Circle with four full-time employees, 21 part-time employees and 21 independent contractor teachers. 

jillian neimeister

jillian neimeister

City: Lakewood

Meet Jillian Neimeister, co-founder of Birdtown CrossFit in Lakewood.

brian stone

brian stone

City: Tremont

Meet Brian Stone, founder of Two Ravens Fencing School.

michelle martin

michelle martin

City: Emerging Neighborhoods

Meet Michelle Martin, founder of Insight Learning and Wellness Center.

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