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Health & Welfare Alerts

The purpose of Health and Welfare Alerts is to provide critical information to caregivers in areas in which the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DoDD) has identified a risk to individuals' health and welfare. The Alerts provide data, additional resources, and guidance on what can be done to avoid or minimize risk. The purpose of Ohio's health and safety system is to mitigate incidents, provide timely care when needed, and offer appropriate reporting. These Alerts are one more step to keep our partners informed on the health and welfare challenges individuals with disabilities face and what we can do to help.

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HERE to access DoDD's Health & Welfare Alerts.


Bed Bugs

The Cuyahoga County Department of Health has helpful information about bed bugs, including signs you might have bed bugs, how to get rid of them, preventing bed bugs and reporting incidents of bed bugs.


The Cuyahoga County Board of DD has bed bug monitoring and prevention plans in place for all of its buildings. In addition, all staff receive annual training on bed bug identification and prevention. People served by CCBDD are not to be excluded from work or program attendance when a home is being treated for bed bugs. CCBDD will assist the person in a dignified manner, keep information confidential, and provide additional information/resources, as needed.


If you have questions or suspect a bed bug problem has occurred in your home, we recommend that you call your health department:

   City of Cleveland Department of Public Health- (216) 664-2324

   Cuyahoga County Board of Health- (216) 201-2000


Information about the Cuyahoga County Bed Bug Task Force is available HERE.


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Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities
1275 Lakeside Avenue East
Cleveland, Ohio 44114-1129
PHONE: (216)241-8230 - FAX: (216)861-0253