FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2020
We are all in this together as long as we do not leave our most vulnerable behind
Statewide health, education, and child advocacy organizations call for DeWine Administration to focus efforts on most vulnerable, provide more data by race/ethnicity, and use data to drive equity
COLUMBUS – State advocacy organizations focusing on health, education, children, and low income communities issued a joint letter to the DeWine Administration calling for health equity in data, decision-making, and how COVID-19 efforts are implemented throughout the state during the public health crisis and as the state re-opens and recovers from the pandemic.
The letter to the administration, which is signed by the Ohio Poverty Law Center, the Ohio Federation of Teachers, Advocates for Ohio’s Future, UHCAN Ohio, the Center for Community Solutions, and Children’s Defense Fund-Ohio, states, “We are all in this together – so long as the same opportunities for optimal health and wellbeing are shared among all Ohioans and essential health care services are provided to those most in need and provision is not based on our individual race, ethnicity or income.”
Read the full press release here.