Posted on 05/20/20 by Intern Writer in Health & Health Equity
Maheen Nadeem | Policy Matters Intern
Every Ohioan deserves to get medical treatment – whether it’s for COVID-19 or for substance use disorder – and whether they live in the city, the suburbs or rural communities. The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated the way good public health policy can save lives. Gov. DeWine’s aggressive early response helped curb the state’s outbreak. Just a few years ago, state leaders took important steps to tackle the opioid crisis by increasing support for evidence based treatment. Yet people with addiction who live in rural communities have a more difficult time getting it.
In 2017, President... read more
Posted on 05/06/20 by Guest Writer in Work & Wages
Brennan Grayson | Cincinnati Interfaith Workers Center
During the COVID-19 pandemic, all working people performing “essential services” are laboring in and among biohazards that pose a significant public health risk. This includes volunteers at non-profits and... read more
Posted on 04/22/20 by Jasmine Ayres in Justice Reform
*This piece originally appeared in the April 2020 edition of The Columbus & Dayton African American News Journal
As Ohio’s COVID-19 crisis grows, so does concern about its impact on people living and working behind bars.... read more
Posted on 04/13/20 by Piet van Lier (he/him) in Justice Reform
No matter where we live or what we look like, we all want to protect ourselves and our loved ones so we can stay safe and healthy. The coronavirus pandemic has begun to expose ever... read more
Posted on 04/06/20 by Caitlin Johnson (she/her) in Democracy & Government
Anyone who reads the Cleveland Plain Dealer regularly knows its reporters have the COVID-19 outbreak surrounded -- from instructions for making face masks to how the pandemic is affecting Clevelanders experiencing homelessness.
They are producing excellent... read more
Posted on 04/03/20 by Guest Writer in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
by Bill Callahan
Last month, Ohio--along with the rest of the country--discovered that it really does have a digital divide, and why it matters.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor DeWine has ordered schools, libraries, senior citizen... read more
Posted on 03/31/20 by Piet van Lier (he/him) in Health & Health Equity
The COVID-19 pandemic has shown that every Ohioan – whether they live at home or are being held behind bars – must be protected and cared for. Not only is it the right thing to... read more
Posted on 03/24/20 by Will Petrik (he/him) in Basic Needs + Unemployment Insurance
As families, communities, and lawmakers in Ohio and Washington grapple with the COVID-19 crisis, child care remains a central pillar for family security and stability. Child care is also critical to our nation’s economy. Yet,... read more