Ohio ranks 41st worst for infant mortality. (1)
Nearly 1 in 4 pregnant moms DO NOT have access to prenatal care in their first trimester. (3)
Ohio ranks 32nd worst for infant maltreatment. (2)
Half of Ohio infants and toddlers live in poverty. (4)
For Crying Out Loud,
Ohio Babies Need Us Now.
If Ohioans care about babies, why are so many dying and in crisis?
It is estimated that 20,000 more babies will be born in Ohio each year given recent changes in state and federal law... making the need for Ohio to do better for babies even more urgent. Yet, state investment has been scarce relative to the needs of babies in Ohio. Babies in our great state can't wait!
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Ohio babies are crying out for our help.
Does Ohio care about its babies?
Groundwork Ohio does.
Together, let’s work to give our babies a strong start in life.