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Connecting the Dots

Ideastream Public Media investigates how racism contributes to poor health outcomes in the Cleveland area and uncovers what local institutions are doing to tear down the structural barriers to good health.

Cayden Dillon, age 7, sits on the wooden steps of his Slavic Village home.
Experts say the historic systems and structures which pushed many African Americans into redlined communities affect many Cleveland and Akron residents who live in the Ohio Valley Asthma Belt today.
Connecting the Dots team
Marlene Harris-Taylor
Marlene is the director of engaged journalism at Ideastream Public Media.
Stephanie Czekalinski
Stephanie is the digital producer/editor of Ideastream Public Media’s health team.
Taylor Wizner
Taylor Wizner is a health reporter with Ideastream Public Media.