Resource Guide: Navigating Ohio’s Infant Formula Shortage

By: Children's Defense Fund - Ohio, Groundwork Ohio, and The Center for Community Solutions

The infant formula shortage has had substantial impacts on families in Ohio and nationwide. Many parents and caregivers are worried about how they will feed their young children and meet their nutritional needs.


To help assist Ohio’s families and community partners in navigating this crisis, Groundwork Ohio partnered with our Center for Maternal & Young Child Health, Children's Defense Fund - Ohio and The Center for Community Solutions to create a Resource Guide that compiles information, guidance and key resources on the infant formula shortage. You can download the Resource Guide below or access it online here. Please help us amplify it across your networks by sharing it widely!

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About the Authors


Groundwork Ohio is a committed, nonpartisan public-policy research and advocacy organization formed in 2004 that champions high-quality early learning and healthy development strategies from the prenatal period to age 5, that lay a strong foundation for Ohio kids, families, and communities. Through our unique “centers for excellence” – the Center for Family Voice, the Center for Early Learning, and the Center for Maternal and Young Child Health – Groundwork Ohio is committed to making Ohio the best place to be a young child so that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential.


The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities.


Children’s Defense Fund was founded in 1973 and is a private, nonprofit organization supported by individual donations, foundation, corporate and government grants. CDF provides a strong, effective and independent voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor children, children of color and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investments before they get sick, drop out of school, get into trouble or suffer family breakdown.


The Center for Community Solutions is a nonpartisan think tank focused on solutions to health, social and economic issues. Community Solutions’ efforts are critical to the work and effectiveness of direct service organizations in Northeast Ohio.

These organizations use our data to identify changes in community demographics that will impact their services and identify the gaps and overlaps within these services. They use our analysis to better understand public policies that affect their work and develop advocacy agendas accordingly. They use our timely and affordable training programs to increase their knowledge in order to better serve their constituents. They use the networks and coalitions we offer to build a strong voice on behalf of the most vulnerable citizens in our community.

In addition to direct service organizations, funders, as well as policy makers, rely on our data and analysis to inform their decision-making, which can potentially impact all Ohioans.