Monday, June 17, 2024
Registration: 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Event: 9:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Convening: 12:45 p.m. to 2 p.m.


Franklin County Public Health
280 East Broad Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Cost: $50

Lunch will be provided
Social work CEUS are available

Registration is now closed for this event and we are at capacity. If you need to cancel your registration please contact Alana Clark-Kirk ( 

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio is partnering with Franklin County Public Health to host a two-part event focused on preventing and mitigating Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

A panel featuring local organizations will highlight innovative programs addressing ACEs. HPIO will share recent analysis of strategies to prevent ACEs and provide resources and guidance for coalition-building and advocacy.

Learn more about HPIO's ACEs work 



Part 1: Laying the Foundation


Keynote speaker

Dr. Wendy Ellis, Director of the Center for Community Resilience at George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, will detail the Center's Building Community Resilience approach.



Dr. Lauren Forbes, Policy Director at Joining Forces for Children, will talk about Cincinnati's community-wide collective impact initiative that aims to improve child health and development by reducing the effects of toxic stress.



  • Erika Clark Jones, CEO, ADAMH Board of Franklin County (Moderator)
  • Susan Coffey, LISW-S, Director of Neighborhood Based Healing and Intervention, Columbus Public Health
  • Samual Ricks, MBA, Project Manager, Economic Opportunity, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • Tracey Colson, MPP, Director of School Improvement and Family Engagement, Whitehall City Schools
  • Naima Ilmi, LSW, UCANN Program Director, Africentric Personal Development Shop
  • Neeta Agrawal, MEd, Chief Advancement Officer, Future Ready Five

Following the event

Part 2: Building on local strengths

All Franklin County partners are encouraged to stay for a convening to:

  • Network and learn from organizations doing ACEs prevention and mitigation work
  • Work toward a collective, coordinated and actionable plan for addressing ACEs in Franklin County
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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing to Alana Clark-Kirk ( The last day to cancel registration for a full refund is one week prior to the event (June 10, 2024). Refunds will not be issued for cancellations received after June 10, 2024. If you do not send us notification of cancellation prior to the event on June 17, 2024, you will be required to remit the full amount of the registration fee. Those who do not remit payment will be required to pay in advance for any future events.

CEU credit: This course was approved by the National Association of Social Workers for 2.25 hours of social work CEUs.