Archive for March 2019

Ohio Gov. DeWine wants to triple home visits for at-risk moms. How are they working now?

Jessie Balmert, Cincinnati Enquirer WESTWOOD – Jordan Williams, a curly-haired 14-month-old boy, would rather feed his grilled cheese to the family dog than eat it himself. Jordan’s picky palate was just one of the many topics his mother, 23-year-old Ashley Ohmart, discussed with Mindy Heathcoat Maurer, a professional tasked with giving Ohmart parenting tips and connecting…

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Home visitation front and center for new Ohio governor

On Tuesday, Jan 15, Governor Mike DeWine and leaders from the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association announced the creation of an advisory committee with the goal of ensuring at-risk families can give their children the best start in life.  Michael Fisher, CEO, and Judith Van Ginkel, PhD, were invited to represent Cincinnati Children’s as members of…

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