Family Caregivers Month: Health and Welfare a Top Priority

DODD salutes family caregivers during National Family Caregivers Month. The 2014 theme, ‘Care Comes Home,’ acknowledges that care does not always take place in hospitals, nursing homes, or doctors’ offices, and that a large percentage of caregiving occurs in a family home. Across the nation, nearly 90 million people play this critically important and sometimes […]

Recognizing and Combating Human Trafficking

Governor John Kasich has strengthened efforts to report and combat Human Trafficking in Ohio through a key initiative launched early this year. The Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force was formed to marshal state agency resources to coordinate efforts in identifying and rescuing victims, create a coordinated law enforcement system to investigate and prosecute human trafficking […]

Important Reminders for National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month is a nationwide effort to encourage individuals, families, businesses, and communities to work together and take action to prepare for emergencies. Nationally, Preparedness Month efforts are led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, (FEMA) Ready Campaign, in partnership with related state and local organizations. Helping People with Disabilities At the link […]

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Awareness, Prevention

DODD works closely with agency partners in the Office of Health Transformation (OHT) in support of Ohio’s FASD initiatives to promote a clear message of prevention, enhance early detection and referral for services, and increase effective and evidenced-based intervention strategies.  The Department joins OHT partners in observing September 9 as International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders […]