Joyful Play Can Counteract Toxic Stress in Children
By Brittany Pope, M.S., Director of Applied Clinical Sciences and Research, OhioGuidestone

Through a century and a half of working with marginalized children and families, the professionals at OhioGuidestone have come to understand that life experiences can present challenges that affect their wellness journeys and paths to success just as much as any intervention we could devise.
Dayton Daily News: Ronald McDonald House Dayton receives $13M contribution to capital campaign
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Dayton on Wednesday announced the completion of phase one of its capital campaign to fund a new lodging facility thanks to a large donation from Ohio’s Medicaid managed care organizations.
School-Based Health Services Are the Foundation of Brighter Futures
By Nikki Reiss, Senior Strategist for Advocacy & Communication Solutions

All children deserve to be healthy and get the care they need to thrive throughout childhood and into adulthood. Student physical and mental health and wellness are critical foundations for success in school and life, but according to the 2019-2020 National Survey of Children’s Health, an estimated 69,000 school-age children in Ohio were not able to access needed health care.
Improving Outcomes for People with Disabilities
By Teresa Kobelt, Director, Office of Policy, OCALI

Over the past year, OAHP and OCALI convened a diverse group of stakeholders representing people with disabilities, family members, researchers, providers, payors, and community partners to address these barriers. The result: “Improving Outcomes for People with Disabilities” (IOPWD).

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