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Support TANF in Continuing Resolution

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The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) was created by the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act instituted under President Bill Clinton in 1996. Many conservatives disagreed with the previous program Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC). They believed that a welfare program for families should have a work incentive component. Under TANF recipients…

How Grocery Stores Penalize Seniors

Senior Shopping

There’s a task that most people must participate in at some point in their life. It’s not a wedding, a funeral, or a graduation. It’s also not a trip to the hospital, a vacation, or the Ice Capades. To some it’s worse. It’s a trip to the grocery store. As a former store manager for…

Memories of Professor Charles O. Ross

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I was not close friends with Dr. Ross who passed away last week. But I knew him from the two classes I had taken from him at the Ohio State College of Social Work in 2001 and 2002. The syllabus was useless with him. He was an experiential teacher and class was about whatever he…

My Journey to get an Ohio ID

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While the General Assembly continues to argue over election law and what constitutes proper identification for voting, I decided to test the system myself. Since most people who seek an Ohio ID are without a drivers license, I started with that assumption. I went to the Hilliard BMV and was told I didn’t have the…

Family Drug Court Works

I am writing about a family drug court in Minnesota, but the same programs exist in Ohio. It is no surprise to those in the addiction field that drug courts, family drug courts, and mental health drug courts work. The story is of 24 year old Jenny Brown who two years ago was in danger…

Health Outcomes for Ohio Counties

The following text was sent to me in an email from The OF-1-MIND Campaign. Click here for an interactive map and much more information on your county. Where we live matters to our health.  The health of a community depends on many different factors, including quality of health care, individual behavior, education and jobs, and…

Strickland Must Have Been a Lousy Psychologist

Yesterday, Governor Ted Strickland ( I thought I voted for a Democrat) once again ignored mental health and addiction issues in his State of the State address. Before the speech, Lt. Gov. Lee Fisher and Janetta King, Strickland’s policy director, spoke in a conference call with health and human-services advocates. The advocates were told that…

Helping Hands Free H1N1 Clinic for 11/17/09

HELPING HANDS FREE CLINIC will hold a Community based H1N1 vaccination clinics for all children, ages 6 months – 18 years, this coming Tuesday, November 17 from 5-8 PM at 1421 Morse Road, Columbus. These community based clinics will be open ONLY to the following groups: All children 6 months through their 18th year We…

H1N1 Update for Franklin County

As of today, Columbus Public Health has vaccinated 12,664 people, while the Franklin County Board of Health has vaccinated 5,908. This has been accomplished through their mobile Point of Distribution Sites (PODS). What will the rest of November look like? Children and young adults will continue to be a priority. In early December, there will…

H1N1 Clinics for Children on 11/13 and 11/14

MEDIA ADVISORY – Franklin County Board of Health H1N1 Clinics WHAT: H1N1 Vaccination Clinics WHO: Franklin County Board of Health WHEN: Friday, November 13th from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. WHERE: Rickenbacker International Airport 2241 John Circle Drive, Columbus, OH 43217 DETAILS: These community based clinics…