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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.
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
More kids living in poverty in Ohio, report says
June 21, 2016, The Columbus Dispatch