Greater Cleveland Health and Wellness Resources and Programs

CWRU Community Programs

Case Western Reserve University is committed to helping people live healthier lives through a variety of programs that provide health services and screenings, education and training, as well as research support and fundraising.

A comprehensive list and full descriptions of current programs and initiatives can be found by visiting the Office of Government and Community Relations' Health pages

School of Dental Medicine Programs

Case Western Reserve University's School of Dental Medicine is taking the lead to fight against early childhood cavities. The dental school has created a variety of community-based programs to prevent and treat dental decay for urban youth.

Nurses in Cleveland Schools

Nurses in Cleveland Schools: A Partnership for Health is a partnership between the undergraduate nursing program of the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) in which nursing students and faculty work with the CMSD school nurses and others in providing a range of health services to the children of the district.

Increasing Access to Healthy Foods in Urban Neighborhoods

Increasing Access to Healthy Foods in Urban Neighborhoods is a program designed to promote good health and prevent disease among residents by increasing availability and access to healthy foods (fruits, vegetables, low-fat options) through the year in urban neighborhoods.


SMART Girls (Skills, Mastery and Resistance Training) Boys and Girls Clubs of Cleveland is a health, fitness, prevention, education and self-esteem enhancement program for girls ages 8 to 17—the key years before and during adolescence are critical in girls' development when many carry behaviors and beliefs from this time into adulthood. Established in 1992, the program is designed to encourage healthy attitudes and lifestyles that will enable early adolescent girls to develop to their full potential.

Healthy Homes and Patients Program

The Case Healthy Homes and Patients Program is designed to improve the health and safety of the home environments of inner city infants and elderly. It also provides first-hand experience for physicians-in-training to assess the home health environment of their patients in an effort to assist in devising both physical and behavioral interventions to improve it.

House Calls Program

University Hospitals / Case Medical House Calls Program provides medical care to homebound disabled and older adults who are unable to access primary care. The program also educates and trains health science students (medical, nursing and social work) about health care delivery systems (Medicare, Medicaid and the Aging Network) and caring for older adults.

Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland

The Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland has held a historic partnership with Case Wesetern Reserve University School of Medicine faculty and students who serve as the core volunteer team providing and supporting the diverse medical related services and activities of the Free Medical Clinic of Greater Cleveland.

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121 Fitness Center

121 Fitness Center is owned and operated by Case Western Reserve University and is committed to helping the Greater Cleveland community achieve the healthy lifestyle they desire. Since opening in 1988,121 Fitness Center has received national, regional and local recognition for its Professional, Personal, Friendly and Clean Service.

121 Fitness has approximately 3,000 professional members of all fitness levels striving to balance their commitment to health and wellness with their busy schedules. More than 90 staff members are dedicated to providing personalized attention and instruction to each and every member. 121 Fitness Center offers countless programs and services to help you get the most out of your investment in health.

121 Fitness Center Memberships
121 offers a variety of memberships to suit your needs and is open to the public. CWRU Alumni receive a discounted membership price and we offer single, couple and family memberships.

All memberships include, at no extra charge: · Four (4) complimentary personal training sessions · Access to over 28,000 sq. ft of top equipment · More than 55 group exercise classes (Yoga, Cycle (40 bikes!), Zumba, Muscle, Kickboxing, Step, and more) · Babysitting services · Towel and daily locker services · Clean locker rooms with amenities (hairdryers, hairspray, deodorant, shaving cream, razors, soap, shampoo, etc) · Dry Saunas · Covered Parking · No Contracts!

In addition, 121 Fitness Center offers to members and non-members · Personal Training · Pilates Reformer Classes · Kettlebell Classes · Massage Therapy · Recovery Zone Juice Bar · Sunless Tanning · Seasonal and Special Programs including weight loss programs, combat camp, CPR, cholesterol testing, RMR testing, and more!