Ohio Eliminating Disparities in Infant Mortality Task Force 2021
The Ohio Eliminating Disparities in Infant Mortality Task Force was formed to provide Governor DeWine with actionable recommendations on how to eliminate the racial disparity in the state’s infant mortality rate and to create a road map that guides Ohio in meeting the Healthy People 2030 goals for all babies. To understand the health and well-being experiences of Black families and their infants and ensure that the recommendations were grounded in reality, more than 30 Family Listening Sessions were held in 11 counties across the state. This report looks at the themes that emerged from those sessions.
Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and their Families Webinar Series Report
Report May 26, 2023
This report summarizes the webinar series Child Welfare and Early Childhood: Cross-Systems Collaboration to Improve Outcomes for Young Children and Their Families. The five webinars were held monthly from January through May 2022 and were facilitated by Dr. Cynthia L. Tate, of BUILD.
Incorporating Home-Based Educator Wellness in Equitable Early Childhood Systems
Video May 2, 2023
In this session, Shayla Collins (UW Center for Child & Family Well-Being), Dr. Rena Hallam (Delaware Institute for Excellence in Early Childhood), and Dr. Laura Lessard (Childcare Wellbeing Initiative) shared Shining the Light on You, their innovative wellness program designed for family child care educators, and Pilar Torres (L.U.N.A.) discussed ways to embed HBCC wellness support into ECE systems for educators whose primary language is Spanish.
Story of the Granny Midwives
Video April 24, 2023
This video about the original midwives, is a reminder of the the systematic eradication of Black midwives, as well as the hope and promise of the work Black midwives and doulas are reclaiming.