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Cuyahoga County Seeks Applicants for Advisory Council on Women's Health

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CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH – If you are passionate about women’s health and reproductive freedoms, Cuyahoga County encourages you to apply for a seat on the newly created Advisory Council on Women’s Health.


“Establishing the Advisory Council on Women’s Health is a significant step to protect and support women in Cuyahoga County,” said Chris Ronayne, Cuyahoga County Executive. “We invite individuals to join us in shaping a healthier, more equitable future for women in our county. Together, we can empower and prioritize the well-being of our community.”


The Advisory Council will offer policy recommendations and support programming to improve access and health outcomes for women. Appointees will focus on all facets of services for women’s health, including reproductive and maternal health. The Council will serve as a resource for crisis response around the status of reproductive rights in Ohio.


"As a proud co-sponsor of this legislation, I am happy to see the advisory Council moving forward," said District 7 County Councilwoman Yvonne M. Conwell. "As we seek applicants for this critical council, I look forward to seeing the work our community can do together to ensure all women's healthcare choices are heard, valued, and respected."


The Advisory Council on Women’s Health will meet quarterly. It will consist of 13 members, four of whom will be the County Executive, the President of County Council, the Director of Health and Human Services, and the President of the MetroHealth System (or their designees). The remaining nine seats will be filled by healthcare providers, the legal community, community-based organizations, and those with lived experience.


All members must be electors in Cuyahoga County. Members serve without compensation. Appointees shall have an initial term ranging from one to three years. 


For more information about the Advisory Council on Women’s Health or to apply to join the Council, visit cuyahogacounty.gov/womenhealth.