Category: Ohio

October 28, 2020

Ohio’s COVID-19 vaccine plan

On October 6, the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) announced its plans for the Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Program. Currently ODH has a working framework for the program in which health care experts, provider organizations, and local leaders will offer input and logistical planning. ODH officials are still working on certain sections of the framework such...

October 26, 2020

Increasing Medicaid caseloads during the pandemic, what can we learn?

Since February of this year, national Medicaid caseloads have increased by more than 7 percent with millions of Americans relying on the program as their primary source of coverage during the COVID-19 pandemic. This reverses a trend in recent years which saw many beneficiaries disenroll as the economy improved and federal administration imposed more stringent...

October 23, 2020

New Groundwork Ohio report advocates for lead safe child care facilities

On an October 13 webinar, Groundwork Ohio, an early childhood advocacy organization, unveiled its report called Building the Way to a Healthier Future. The report is a tool to advocate for lead safe policies within child care facilities in Ohio across the United States. Lynanne Gutierrez, assistant director and legal counsel for Groundwork Ohio, facilitated...

October 22, 2020

Don’t forget the back of the ballot this November! County levies would provide resources to help communities across the state

The presidential candidates will be at the top of your ballot this November, but the items near the end can make an immediate and tangible difference in the lives of Ohioans. There are dozens of county levies on the ballot which, if passed, would provide millions of dollars in investments in health and social services....

October 5, 2020

Ohio Department of Health provides update to the Ohio Commission on Infant Mortality

The Ohio Commission on Infant Mortality held a meeting on September 16 to discuss changes to home visiting programs due to COVID-19. Led by Senator Stephanie Kunze and Representative Sara Carruthers, the Ohio Commission on Infant Mortality focuses on improving the infant mortality rate in Ohio so that more babies will celebrate their first birthdays....

September 21, 2020

Last year, income increased and poverty decreased, but what about 2020?

On September 15, the U.S. Census Bureau released its 2019 reports on income, poverty and health insurance coverage in the nation. Following are some highlights of these reports, which were compiled from the Census’ Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplements (CPS ASEC). The health insurance report also draws from the Census’ American Community...