The Vote for Ohio Kids Leadership Forum is less than two weeks awayand we are counting down the days until 700 of Ohio's most passionate child advocates come together with one common goal: ensuring Ohio's next governor makes early education and healthcare a top priority. In addition to hearing Mr. Richard Cordray's and Attorney General Mike DeWine's plans for investing in kids, we'll hear from Maxine Clark, founder of Build-A-Bear Workshop, business leaders from across the state, and representatives from Ohio's elite children's hospitals--all dedicated to improving education and health outcomes for our youngest, most at-risk kids. Interested in elevating these issues? Check out our Vote for Ohio Kids media toolkit. Want to learn more about the event? Visit the Leadership Forum website.
Yesterday, Groundwork Ohio Executive Director Shannon Jones continued her longtime work combating Ohio's high rates of infant mortality by presenting findings from our Ohio Early Childhood Race and Rural Equity Report to the Ohio Commission on Infant Mortality. Based on findings from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio's report on the Social Determinants of Infant Mortality and our work promoting race and rural equity in access to quality early childhood education, she encouraged the Commission to pursue new approaches in order to give Ohio's most vulnerable kids the best start possible. Thank you to the Commission Co-Chairs Senator Stephanie Kunze and Representative Sarah LaTourette for inviting us to share our work!
Are you registered to vote on November 6th? Ohio voters must register 30 days prior to the election--click to learn more about registering or updating your registration! And remember to #Vote4OhioKids!
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September 26--Health Policy Institute of Ohio's Webinar for Connections between education and health series (Click to Register)
September 27--Vote for Ohio Kids Leadership Forum (Click to Join Waiting List)
October 18--Dayton No Small Matter Documentary Screenings (More info)
October--Voices for Ohio's Children 2018 Regional Forums (Click to Register)