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CDF-Ohio began our investigation into Appalachian Ohio with our 2001 report—Ohio’s Appalachian Children—which provided a first-ever comprehensive look into the well-being of the region’s children. The region continues to suffer many of the same challenges today—poverty, health disparities, and pervasive food insecurity to name a few—that existed in 2001. While there are signs of hope, the passage of time has made many of the problems more acute.
It is a critical time for Appalachian Ohio. CDF-Ohio has a long commitment to this region. We present this report—Ohio’s Appalachian Children at a Crossroads: A Roadmap for Action—to bring awareness to the region’s current challenges and, more importantly, to promising practices and recommendations for action.
Little Progress in Well-Being of Rural Ohio Appalachian Children, Report Says
June 29, 2016, Education Week
1 in 3 children in Mahoning County live in poverty
June 23, 2016, WKBN Youngstown
New data indicates Ohio kids' basic needs not being met
June 22, 2016, Public News Service Ohio