Community Research Toolbox


The following resources and tools have been compiled to help researchers, community organizations, and community members in their research efforts.

  • Community Organizations and Agencies
  • NetWellness
  • Reports
  • Research, Education, Awareness & Learning Program
  • ResearchMatch


Community Organizations

Asia Services in Action, Inc.

ASIA’s mission is to empower and advocate for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders (AAPIs); and to provide AAPIs access to quality, culturally, and linguistically appropriate information and services.

3631 Perkins Ave., Ste. 2A-W, Cleveland, OH 44114



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The CDC is one of the major operating components of the Department of Health and Human Services. It is America’s health protection agency against key health threats. CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.


Cleveland Department of Health

Cleveland Department of Public Health (CDPH) is the local public health agency for the City of Cleveland. Formally established in 1910, the department is charged with improving the quality of life in the City of Cleveland by promoting healthy behavior, protecting the environment, preventing disease, and making the City a healthy place to live, work, and play. The Cleveland Department of Public Health is made of a range of programs providing clinical, environmental, health promotion, and population-based services. The department has an annual budget of $21 million and is staffed by 180 full- and part-time employees.


Cleveland Office of Minority Health (COMH)

The Cleveland Department of Public Health – Office of Minority Health (COMH), a project of the Ohio Commission on Minority Health is dedicated to eliminating disparities through innovative strategies focusing on: Monitoring and reporting the health status of minority populations; Informing, educating and empowering people; Mobilizing community partnerships and actions; Developing policies and plans to support health efforts


Cuyahoga County Board of Health

The mission of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health is to prevent disease and injury, promote positive health outcomes, and to provide critical services to improve the health status of the community.


Cuyahoga Health Access Partnership

The Cuyahoga Health Access Partnership (CHAP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a coordinated system of healthcare access for the county’s low-income, uninsured adults. CHAP was founded on the principle of shared responsibility and is represented by its founding members, including hospital systems, community health centers, free clinics, local governments, foundations, and other key organizations in the Cuyahoga County health arena.


Environmental Health Watch (EHW)

Environmental Health Watch’s mission is to offer information, assistance, and advocacy to help people protect themselves from significant environmental threats and to influence corporate, government and personal actions that promote human health and environmental sustainability.

3500 Lorain Avenue Suite 301, Cleveland, Ohio 44113



Health Policy Institute of Ohio

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that serves as Ohio’s nonpartisan, independent source for forecasting health trends, analyzing key health issues, and communicating current research to policymakers, state agencies and other decision-makers.


Northeast Ohio Neighborhood Health Services, Inc.

NEON is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) network of community health centers dedicated to improving access to health care and reducing health disparities in Greater Cleveland.


Ohio Commission on Minority Health

The Ohio Commission on Minority Health is dedicated to eliminating Disparities in Minority Health through innovative strategies and financial opportunities, public health promotion, legislative action, public policy and systems change.


Ohio Department of Health

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is a cabinet-level agency, meaning the director reports to the governor and serves as a member of the Executive Branch of Ohio’s government. The ODH executive team helps the director of health formulate the agency’s strategic policy goals and objectives.  The team is comprised of the Chief of Staff, Assistant Director of Programs, Assistant Director of Administration, Chief Policy Advisor, and General Counsel.  These leaders, along with agency senior-level managers and supervisors, work in tandem to ensure the state health department is responsive to the needs of Ohio’s 11.5 million residents.


Policy Matters Ohio

Policy Matters, a non-profit policy research institute, creates a more vibrant, equitable, sustainable and inclusive Ohio through research, strategic communications, coalition building and policy advocacy.

3631 Perkins Avenue – Suite 4C-East Cleveland, OH 44114



Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN)

UHCAN’s mission is to help build, strengthen and connect organizations and coalitions in states and nationally that can effectively engage the public, policymakers and key constituencies to achieve affordable, quality health care for all.


United Way of Greater Cleveland

United Way of Greater Cleveland is a local, independent nonprofit organization and the largest private-sector funder of health and human services in our community. United Way advances education, income and health in our community by mobilizing community members to give, advocate and volunteer. 

1331 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, OH  44115