MetroHealth's Institute for H.O.P.E.


MetroHealth's Institute for H.O.P.E. (Health, Opportunity, Partnership and Empowerment) aims to tackle the root causes of poor health by building an Economic Opportunity Center where community residents can learn how to navigate the internet and build resume writing and interviewing skills; access a grocery store and food pantry with fresh food offerings; obtain legal counseling, financial literacy and workforce development training; and access community kitchen.

Through partnerships with AT&T, MCPc and Digital C, MetroHealth will bring affordable internet access to up to 1,000 homes near its campus. Each home will be connected to high-speed internet and each family will receive a free laptop. Training on how best to use the computers will be offered to families in both English and Spanish, at no cost. The health system will also partner with Cuyahoga County Community College to open an Access Center in 2020, which will train individuals for jobs in healthcare, public safety, information technology and other vocations.

Partner Organizations

  • MetroHealth Care Partners' Population Health Innovation Institute (the health system’s Medicare accountable care organization)
  • Cuyahoga County Community College
  • AT&T, MCPc, and Digital C
  • Various legal aid and social service providers

Target Population


Care Team



2020 - 2025

Results/ Studies

Results forthcoming


Health system


Press release

Cleveland health system tackles social determinants of health (Sept. 2019)