Preventing ACES in Ohio: Ensuring a strong start for children and strengthening economic supports for families

Online event

Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2022
11 a.m.-1 p.m. ET

The health and well-being of Ohioans can be improved by ensuring that children have a strong start in life and that families are financially stable. Roughly 20% of Ohio children are exposed to one or more adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), which have both immediate and long-term effects on health.

Implementing evidence-informed programs and policies can both prevent and mitigate the effects of childhood adversity and trauma. This forum will highlight four key strategies from HPIO’s latest brief, that Ohio policymakers and other stakeholders can support to ensure the economic well-being of families, build resiliency in young children and prevent trauma before it occurs.

Speakers include:

  • Becky Carroll, Senior Health Policy Analyst, HPIO
  • Marie Curry, Managing Attorney, Community Legal Aid
  • Dr. Robert Kahn, VP for Health Equity Strategy and the Fisher Child Health Equity Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  • Robyn Lutz, Administrative Nurse Manager Labor and Delivery, OhioHealth
  • Jacob Santiago, Health Policy Analyst, HPIO
  • Jeanne Wickliffe, Program Manager Maternal Infant Home Visiting Program, The Center for Family Safety and Healing at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  • And more to be announced!

Register here

This forum will be held online via Zoom. If you require an accommodation to participate in online events, please contact Alana Clark-Kirk (

This online forum was provided at no cost to participants, thanks to the generous support of our 2022 Educational Events Series Sponsors. 

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