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Ohio Take the Wheel

Updated: Oct 24, 2023

New 2023 Ohio Prental-to-3 Policy Roadmap Released and You’re in the Driver’s Seat

By: Lynanne Gutierrez, Chief Operating & Policy Officer at Groundwork Ohio

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As we continue to build a movement focused on the unique needs of Ohio’s youngest children, Groundwork Ohio is committed to providing an impact on policies that work for young kids. One of the ways our team drives change is by providing accurate data and expert insights to provide a comprehensive view of gaps and opportunities in our great state. In addition to providing unique data analysis, we have access to a robust national network of experts who provide context for how our state is performing and investing, or not, in policies that improve the lives of babies and their families.

Today, we joined thousands of state lawmakers, advocates, researchers, and practitioners at the 2023 National Prenatal-to-3 Research to Policy Summit to hear which states are driving improvements for children and their families. The Prenatal-to-3 Policy Impact Center hosts the Summit annually to share a national and state landscape of progress. Under the trusted, expert leadership of Dr. Cynthia Osborne, Ohio has an updated policy roadmap to help inform our work.

Beyond the research, Dr. Osborne and her team have acted on it by traveling to Ohio, spending time with our communities, and meeting with policymakers alongside us to provide targeted support to policy efforts focused on pregnant women, infants, and toddlers. As you review where Ohio stands, join us in acting on this new knowledge.

Getting Involved Whether you’re a parent, practitioner, or policymaker, it is each of your actions that will build the movement for Ohio’s youngest children—you’re in the driver’s seat of our state roadmap! What additional context and connections do you need to impact change and amplify your voice? Join our ever-growing coalition at the Groundwork Ohio Momentum Institute on November 2nd so that we can support your turning knowledge into action.

Ways to Act Right Now

  1. REGISTER for the Groundwork Ohio Momentum Institute on Thursday, November 2. Here you will network with committed community leaders and learn new skills so that you can take research to action and become a more effective advocate for Ohio’s youngest children as we build a movement together.

  2. INVESTIGATE Groundwork’s Ohio Early Childhood Data Dashboard to help identify where disparities in outcomes could be improved through evidence-based policies shared in the 2023 Ohio Roadmap.

  3. LEARN more about how Groundwork Ohio makes an impact.

Thanks for acting for Ohio’s youngest children. Email me directly at or engage with me on LinkedIn or Twitter to keep the conversation going.


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