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Minority Strike Force Issues Final Recommendations in Report

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Minority Strike Force Issues Final Recommendations in Report

By Susan Tebben Ohio’s Minority Strike Force released their final report, which laid out how disproportionate the health care and economic lives of people of color are across the state, and laid out ways to deal with it.  The strike force was empaneled to collect information on COVID-19’s effect on African Americans and other minority populations, […]

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Child Welfare Analysis Shows Impact from Food Insecurity, Broadband Access Even Before Pandemic

Ohio Capital Journal Ohio Capital Journal Child Welfare Analysis Shows Impact from Food Insecurity, Broadband Access Even Before Pandemic

By Susan Tebben Infant mortality, broadband connectivity, and racial disparities have been named as major impacts on child health and success, especially as the pandemic continues to create uncertainty educationally and economically throughout the state. A state child advocacy group released its analysis of child welfare before the pandemic, and said the data should be a guide for […]

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Coronavirus Update: Schools to Stay Remote, Racial Disparity Initiatives & More

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Coronavirus Update: Schools to Stay Remote, Racial Disparity Initiatives & More

The Numbers As of Monday, April 20, 1,119 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Columbus and Worthington, as well as 14 deaths, an increase of 159 cases and five deaths since Friday, April 17. In Franklin County, 1,510 cases and 35 deaths have been reported. Statewide, Ohio now reports 12,919 confirmed and presumptive cases and […]

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Beyond Kavanaugh | The Dwindling Right to Privacy

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Beyond Kavanaugh | The Dwindling Right to Privacy

**Editor’s note: This is the first article in a three-part series analyzing the consequences of a Roe v Wade overturn. The second piece examines how a post-Roe Ohio would look. The third addresses the potential criminalization of miscarriage.** As the U.S. awaits the confirmation of judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court, the conversation around […]

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Black Women Are Four Times More Likely to Die During Childbirth Than White Women

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Black Women Are Four Times More Likely to Die During Childbirth Than White Women

Jennifer Walton knew how she wanted it to go when she was pregnant with her first daughter Sabella Nile (who would probably forever have to clarify, “Isabella, without the ‘I’”). She wanted to deliver her baby, and she didn’t like the idea of undergoing surgery through a cesarean section. From the outset, it seemed that […]

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Black Maternal Health Week Highlights, Examines Racial Disparities in Health Care

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Black Maternal Health Week Highlights, Examines Racial Disparities in Health Care

Columbus is having its first ever Black Maternal Health Week BMHW, hosted by Restoring Our Own Through Transformation (ROOTT). ROOTT, established last year, is the region’s leading organization focused on maternal health for black women and women of color. The week examines birth and pregnancy as a social justice movement through a series of events […]

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