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  • New Biennial Budget Enacted, Policy Wins for AOF and Members

    New Biennial Budget Enacted, Policy Wins for AOF and Members

    The Fiscal Year 2020-2021 State Operating Budget was passed by both chambers on July 17th and signed by Governor DeWine on July 18th. AOF and our member organizations achieved significant wins and made progress on policy priorities. Read more...
  • We need your help to improve Medicaid!

    We need your help to improve Medicaid!

    The Ohio Department of Medicaid is offering an opportunity for Medicaid consumers, providers and advocates to share their comments on how to improve Medicaid managed care contracts. Help consumers tell Medicaid what needs to be fixed and what is working! Read more...
  • 2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book Released

    2019 KIDS COUNT Data Book Released

    Ohio lags in 14 of the 16 sub-indicators of poverty and ranked 27th in overall child well-being within the United States. Compared to Michigan, which ranked 32nd overall nationally, Ohio performs better in child economic well-being and education but worse in health and family and community. Read more...
  • Ending Child Poverty Now-CDF Report

    Ending Child Poverty Now-CDF Report

    Nearly 13 million children in America live in poverty and face harsh realities every day. Their suffering is not an inevitability, it is a direct result of the moral, economic and political choices we make as a nation. Read more...
  • OACAA Releases 2019 State of Poverty in Ohio Report

    OACAA Releases 2019 State of Poverty in Ohio Report

    The purpose and value of this report is to allow communities, member agencies, elected officials, government entities and others gain a deeper understanding of poverty so that together we can make positive strides to alleviate its causes and effects so all Ohioans can thrive. Read more...
  • AOF Urges House to Oppose HB 200

    AOF Urges House to Oppose HB 200

    HB 200 would reduce access to basic nutrition assistance in the poorest areas in the state and restrict Ohio’s ability to help its most disadvantaged workers. Read more...
  • The State of Senior Hunger in America

    The State of Senior Hunger in America

    The most recent report, released in 2019 using 2017 data, found that 5.5 million seniors, or 7.7% of the senior population, were food insecure in 2017. The rate of food insecurity among seniors is lower in recent years but remains significantly higher than it was in 2007. Read more...
  • AOF to Ohio Senate: Do More for Ohio's Most Vulnerable

    AOF to Ohio Senate: Do More for Ohio's Most Vulnerable

    Though we are heartened by the attention paid some issues, the basic needs and support systems of children and families have been ignored for too long, and our most vulnerable have fallen further away from the quality of life we would expect in a state as prosperous as Ohio. Read more...
  • Last Minute Budget Amendment Not Healty for Ohio

    Last Minute Budget Amendment Not Healty for Ohio

    The Healthy Ohio Program pulls the rug out from under the number of positive health and human service investments included in the bill by putting the health and stability of over a million Ohioans at risk. Read more...