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Learn more about important topics impacting Appalachians through our policy briefs and videos from our past symposia.
Policy Briefs

Increasing the Appalachian Ohio Behavioral Health Workforce

At a time in which workforce deficiencies are rampant across sectors, behavioral health is even further behind. Prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic...

Challenges, Strengths, and Solutions for Ohio Children in Drug-Involved Families

Ohio overdose rates are 85% above the national average.1 Despite the substance abuse epidemic raging across the United States, only 11.5% of individuals...

Kinship Care in Appalachian Ohio

On any given day in Ohio, approximately 228,000 children are unable to reside under their parents’ care and support and, as a result, are taken in by extended...

Policy Comparison: Kinship Care

Over 100,000 Ohio grandparents are raising their grandchildren. Love and nurturing from caring family members are critical but not sufficient... 


Appalachian Children Coalition

Behavioral Health Symposium

Watch videos of our past symposium presentations below or on our Youtube account.

2022 Appalachian Behavioral Health Symposium

2021 Behavioral Health Symposium

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