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Upcoming Events & Webinars

Join Groundwork Ohio as we dive into topics that support healthy foundations for babies, toddlers, and young children in Ohio. Each month we provide a high-quality program with access to state and national experts and thought leaders, the latest data, research, and innovative programming to build your policy knowledge, improve your advocacy skills, and strengthen your connections to Ohio’s growing early childhood movement. NOTE: Our Webinars are always free and are typically held the last week of the month.

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Spring, 2024

Roadshow Listening Tour Discussions

2024 Webinar Series Topics

January: Inclusive Child Care

February: Maternal and Young Child Dental Health

March: Infant and Early Childhood Nutrition

April: Advocacy Training

May: Early Childhood Mental Health

June: Experiences of Parents and Caregivers of Young Children

July: Asthma Awareness

August: Equity in Early Childhood Education

September: Supporting Infants and Toddlers in the Child Welfare System

October: Ohio’s Quality Child Care System

November: Groundwork Ohio 2025 Policy Agenda Release

December: Paid Family Leave

Past Webinar Recordings

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March 27, 2024

Investing in Healthy Babies: Ohio’s Role in Infant & Early Childhood Nutrition

A panel of experts joins Groundwork Ohio for an online discussion about the challenges facing infants, toddlers, and young children in Ohio in achieving healthy outcomes. We'll discuss the important role that WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) benefits play in helping families maintain proper nutrition and health.

January 24, 2024

Building Blocks of Belonging: Inclusive Child Care for All

Watch as expert panelists talk through the disparities children with disabilities face in accessing early childhood education programs. This dynamic conversation also reviewed the new Ohio PROMISE initiative that focuses on dismantling these disparities, and discussed the impact of inclusion on communities.

November 14, 2023

Harvesting Hope: Advancing Child Care Access in Rural & Appalachian Ohio

This webinar will elevate the issue of child care access disparities in rural and Appalachian Ohio. The region faces unique challenges, with a significant proportion of children living in child care deserts and poverty. Nearly one in three children in these areas live in poverty, and almost two in three children in rural Ohio lack access to quality child care services.

 

We cover an overview of the child care crisis in rural and Appalachian Ohio and how the Farm Bill proposes to invest in child care infrastructure. 

February 23, 2024

Dental Health in Pregnancy and Young Children

Dental health during pregnancy and among young children is a significant unmet need in Ohio, especially for people living in low-income families. While it is too often forgotten when considering prenatal and early childhood health, our panelists are joining us to elevate and increase understanding of the issue during National Children's Dental Health Month.

December 4, 2023

Black Maternal Mental Health Training with Best Point Behavioral Health

Join Debbie Gingrich, LISW-S Chief Program Officer, and Ashley Glass, MPH, BSN Maternal Mental Health Program Manager, with Best Point Behavioral Health for a training that was developed from data and information from a grant funded by Bi3.

 

Best Point Behavioral Health hosted listening sessions, focus groups, and individual interviews to understand the experience Black Mothers have in navigating their mental health both during and after pregnancy.

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