Improving child health and well-being: Creating opportunities for all Ohio children to thrive

Online event

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
11:00 am-12:30 pm

As the 2019 Health Value Dashboard illustrates, too many Ohioans face obstacles to health, which are often rooted in childhood conditions and experiences. This forum will discuss the impact of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on Ohioans including recent effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Attendees will learn about the biological impact of ACEs and trauma; best practices for screening, treatment and prevention; and considerations for Ohio’s response to ACEs in the midst of the pandemic.

Speakers include:

  • LeeAnne Cornyn, Director of Children’s Initiatives, Office of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine
  • Kenneth R. Yeager PhD, LISW-S, LICDC, Associate Professor, The Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
  • Reem Aly, Vice President, Health Policy Institute of Ohio
  • Sara Johnson, MPH, PhD, Director, General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Panelists include:

  • Deena Chisolm, PhD, Nationwide Foundation Endowed Chair in Health Equity Research, Vice President of Health Services Research, Director, Center for Innovation in Pediatric Practice, Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Lynanne Gutierrez, Esq., Assistant Director and Legal Counsel, Groundwork Ohio

Presentation slides

Webinar recording

Online forum evaluation


HPIO publication: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): Health Impact of ACEs in Ohio

HPIO resource page: Ohio Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) Impact Project

This online forum will be provided at no cost to participants, thanks to the generous support of our 2020 Forum Series Sponsors: