In October, HPIO released a publication detailing the state’s progress in taking action on four key evidence-informed strategies to prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs): Early childhood education, early childhood home visiting, medical-legal partnerships and family income supports.
Among the findings in the brief are that the need for home visiting services is greater among groups of Ohioans most at risk for childhood adversity (as illustrated in the graphic above). For example, while 38.2% of Hispanic children, ages 0-5, in Ohio were exposed to ACEs, only 8.7% of the pregnant women and primary caregivers receiving ODH- and ODM-funded home visiting services were Hispanic in Federal fiscal year 2021.
HPIO is hosting an online forum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 13 to highlight the four key strategies from the brief. Speakers at the forum will include:
- Marie Curry, Managing Attorney, Community Legal Aid
- Dr. Robert Kahn, VP for Health Equity Strategy and the Fisher Child Health Equity Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
- Robyn Lutz, Administrative Nurse Manager Labor and Delivery, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center
- Jeanne Wickliffe, Program Manager Maternal Infant Home Visiting Program, The Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
- And more to be announced!