Our first Health Initiative meeting of 2020 will be in conjunction with the Legislative Children’s Caucus when we will focus on the health and wellbeing of Ohio’s children, including the 40% increase in those who lack insurance.
Children, Youth, and Families
Find out how philanthropy, nonprofit associations and their members are uniquely positioned to educate and advocate for the importance of an accurate and fair census count.
Find out how a Minnesota funders collaborative has worked in partnership with government and nonprofits to reduce homelessness
Explore policies impacting children’s health and well-being with a focus on Ohio’s next state budget under a new administration
Learn about Waterford UPSTART, a technology-based, in-home kindergarten-readiness program. UPSTART’s disruptive innovation approach offers new dimensions of affordability, choice and accessibility for developing school readiness and empowers parents to engage in their children’s education. This program began in Utah and is actively expanding to pilots to Ohio and other states.
Learn about Council for a Strong America (CSA), a national, nonpartisan nonprofit that unites five organizations comprised of law enforcement leaders, retired admirals and generals, business executives, pastors and prominent coaches and athletes – totaling more than 9,000 individuals – who advocate for research-based policies that support children, youth and families as well as communities, states and the nation. In Ohio, they currently have over 400 members.
Noted tax and budget policy expert Bob Greenstein provides an overview on the key provisions in the federal budget, discusses current and upcoming budget debates and battles and offer insights on the potential impact for low income families, workers and communities.
Build your understanding of how tax credit programs impact Ohio families and explore how your voice can inform the conversation in congress.
Otterbein University, in partnership with Bowling Green State University and the University of Findlay, hosted a two-day Women in Philanthropy Summit to start the conversation around improving gender equality by investing in women, as well as the power of women in philanthropy. Keynote speakers were Dr. MusimbiKanyoro, president and CEO of the Global Fund for Women, and Katie Koch, senior portfolio strategist and chief of staff for the Goldman Sachs Asset Management Office of the Chairman, United Kingdom, in addition to many other speakers and panels.
The number of children needing health insurance dropped about half a percent between 2011 – 2013.