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What We're Reading: April 2022

Each month, Groundwork Ohio reads the latest and greatest resources on early education and health from a wide variety of sources. Below is a compilation of the most important articles we have read throughout April 2022.



Ohio mother says access to healthcare coverage may have saved her life after suffering from postpartum heart failure

Cincinnati Enquirer

Opinion: The pandemic has shattered our regions child care system

Opinion: High mortality rate is gaping hole in Cuyahoga County’s mirage of medical excellence

The Columbus Dispatch

Democrats introduce bill to mandate universal Pre-K for all Ohio children

Opinion: The alarming number of Black baby deaths here must be stopped

Dayton Daily News

More new Ohio moms can get Medicaid coverage for a year postpartum

Groundwork Ohio

Laying the Groundwork: Early Learning Access and Quality

Franklin County RISE: A Historic Investment in Young Children, Early Educators, and Families

The Newark Advocate

Granville Township childcare center struggles without utilities, financial help

Ready, Set, Soar Ohio

Project Ujima: Building Community to Support Pregnant Women and New Moms

Best Practices: When Teen Moms Have Babies

Who is Village of Healing?

Promoting Healthy Moms and Babies by Addressing Housing Instability

Bold Leadership is Critical to Improve Black Maternal Health


One lawmaker’s plan to bring universal pre-K to Ohio


New bill looks to establish universal Pre-K for all Ohio children


Report: Ohio foster care outcomes some of the worst in the nation


Early childhood education in Ohio


The American Prospect

The American Rescue Plan’s Child Care Test Run

CBS News

Struggles in the child care industry

Education Week

Babies Are Saying Less Since the Pandemic: Why That’s Concerning

First Five Years Fund

Voter Support for Child Care Rivals Drug Pricing, Climate & Energy in Reconciliation


Poverty Impedes Children’s Education Long Before They Enter The Classroom — Here’s How We Can Change That


Childcare is a benefit that can save working parents at their breaking point. Good luck finding it

FOX Business

COVID-19 pandemic takes toll on child care industry

The Hechinger Report

The child care worker shortage is reaching crisis proportions nationally. Could Milwaukee provide the answer?

Inside Philanthropy

What We Learned From a Deep Dive Into Funding for Early Childhood Education

Kaiser Family Foundation

A Look at Key Maternal and Infant Health Disparities Among Black People

National Governors Association

Governors’ Top Priorities For Supporting Children And Families In 2022 State Of The State Addresses

Help Wanted: Building A Pipeline To Address The Children’s Mental Health Provider Workforce Shortages


The child tax credit was a lifeline. Now some families are falling back into poverty

Roll Call

Lawmakers, advocates hopeful for more bills to curb maternal deaths


As American Workers Return to the Office, Democrats Push to Address the Lack of Affordable Childcare

Today Show

One mom's struggle to have a baby shines a light on the Black maternal health crisis

The Washington Post

Five myths about the child welfare system


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