NEW REPORT: Ohio’s Appalachian Region Facing Increased Barriers to Child Well-Being; Barriers Increased by COVID-19
For Immediate Release: July 28, 2020
Tracy Nájera, Executive Director
COLUMBUS, Ohio—Today, Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio (CDF-Ohio) released, Children and Families in Ohio’s Appalachian Region: 2020 Data & Issue Brief, a new report that provides a snapshot of pre-COVID-19 issues facing Ohio’s 32-county Appalachian region. The report examines indicators of child well-being in the areas of: economic well-being, health, education, and families and communities.
“For nearly 20 years, CDF-Ohio has been committed to elevating the voices of children and families in Ohio’s Appalachian region,” said Tracy Nájera, executive director of Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio. “This report is designed to provide practical data and actionable recommendations to enable our policy leaders, philanthropic organizations, and others to highlight need and drive decision-making.” Read Appalachia COVID-19 Issue Brief here and download full press release here. Watch the media briefing here.