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Celebration 2022: Three hours of genius
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Celebration 2022: Three hours of genius

Continuing an 80-year tradition of community education and celebration, the 2022 Celebration of Human Services was held on October 21 at the Intercontinental Hotel. The morning session featured a discussion between Ohio Senator Matt Dolan and Franklin County Commissioner Erica Crawley: “Making Policy to Improve Infant, Maternal, and Adolescent Health.”  Marcia Egbert, Program Director for...

Racism as a Public Health Crisis: maternal and infant health  
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Racism as a Public Health Crisis: maternal and infant health  

By: Hope Lane-Gavin and Natasha Takyi- Micah Of all of our priority areas this year, the time we’ve invested in maternal and infant health has garnered a lot of attention and ultimately, results. We continue to promote dialogue on every platform and emphasize the importance of the issue to policymakers at all levels, especially where...

Prognosis Ohio podcast
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Our New Collaboration with Prognosis Ohio

We’ve been working on an exciting collaboration for some months now, and today it goes public! Our first episode with podcast Prognosis Ohio features Fellow Hope and our policy findings in the State of Ohio Health and Human Services fact sheets, released last week, in advance of the gubernatorial election. Listen to the episode Hosted...

domestic violence and maternal health
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Ripple effects of domestic violence in infant and maternal health

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month and it is imperative to understand this public health issue in the United States and Ohio. According to the United Nations (UN), domestic abuse, also known as domestic violence or intimate partner violence (IPV), is “a pattern of behavior in any relationship that is used to gain or...

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HHS Levies and Issues on November 8th: A Primer

As the November midterm election draws near, 48 county-wide Health and Human Service (HHS) levies will appear on the ballot in 38 Ohio counties. The HHS levies for this midterm election have a vast area of application, spanning over 10 areas of services including mental health and addiction recovery, senior services, public health, developmental disabilities,...

case for PACE Lorain
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A Compelling Case for PACE: Lorain County

By: John Corlett, President and Executive Director Emily Muttillo, Director of Research, Williamson Family Fellow for Applied Research Programs for All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) delivers coordinated care outside of an institution for those requiring a high level of medical and social care to maintain independence. An interdisciplinary team of professionals coordinates the care...

Improving Infant, Maternal and Adolescent Health: October 21 Celebration Forum
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Improving Infant, Maternal and Adolescent Health: October 21 Celebration Forum

Maternal and infant health is a Community Solutions priority that we spend a lot of time researching and exploring, especially in the past year. The result is always the same: significant disparities exist for mothers, babies, and families: and there are steps that Ohio could take to make improvements. For example, Ohio recently took advantage...