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New data dashboard spotlights health, well-being of Ohio’s young children

Source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio

Groundwork Ohio, a nonprofit, nonpartisan research, policy, and advocacy organization that champions high-quality early learning and healthy development strategies from the prenatal period to age five, recently released its first Early Childhood Dashboard.

Groundwork Ohio contracted with the Health Policy Institute of Ohio to facilitate the development of the Dashboard, including compilation and analysis of data. The Dashboard is a comprehensive snapshot of Ohio’s performance on more than 60 key metrics that examine the systems, community conditions, and outcomes required to ensure that young children in Ohio are healthy and ready to learn.

“Prioritizing Ohio’s youngest begins with data,” wrote Groundwork Ohio President and CEO Shannon Jones in the introduction to the Dashboard.

Groundwork Ohio describes the Dashboard as a “tool to advance equity and catalyze advocacy and action needed to lay a strong foundation for Ohio kids (prenatal to age 5), families and communities.”

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