Community Safety Concerns Impact Health Outcomes; Voinovich's Leadership Legacy

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What if we told you that your life expectancy could be reduced by a decade or more simply based on the ZIP code where you lived?  It's a reality for those living in some of Cleveland's inner city neighborhoods.   For people in some of these communities, safety is a key daily concern and dealing with that day in and day out can take a toll on their health in a number of ways.     We'll talk with experts about how living with fear can impact not just mental health but also physical health and have lifelong consquences, especially for the young.   Then, we'll discuss the legacy of the late mayor and governor George Voinovich.   A new book started by Voinovich before his death aims to help prepare future leaders for the task ahead and advocates for partnership.



Daniel Flannery, Ph.D., Director of the Begun Center, Professor Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University 
Rasheeda Larkin, Program Manager for Government and Community Relations, Cleveland Clinic  
Andrew Curtis, Ph.D., Co-Director, GIS | Health & Hazards Lab,  Kent State University 
Hunter Morrison, Sr. Fellow in Urban Studies, Cleveland State University 
R. Gregory Browning, Ph.D., President, Capital Partners, Executive in Residence, Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, Ohio University  

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Interview excerpt with George Voinovich courtesy of Teaching Cleveland Digital.  

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