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2021 State of Poverty in Ohio Report

Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies

2021 State of Poverty in Ohio

Ohio Poverty Report

Press Conference & Member Agency Toolkit

Announcement of press conference held to release report
The Ohio Association of Community Action Agencies, in cooperation with the Strategic Research Group, will release the 2021 State of Poverty in Ohio Report on Monday, August 9, 2021, at The Ohio Statehouse... The 2021 report highlights the pandemic effect, housing, employment, broadband access, and Ohio’s Medicaid expansion.  New this year is Ohio’s Well-Being Dashboard, which examines socioeconomic and poverty indicators of each county and compares them to the overall state data. The dashboard is meant to serve as an early indicator of socioeconomic challenges at the local level...

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Featuring OACAA's Executive Director Phil Cole and Tina Kassebaum, Partner and Principal Investigator of SRG.

State of Poverty Report Toolkit, 2021
Included within this toolkit are ready-to-use infographics, sample social media posts, customizable press release templates, design elements, and more.  Infographics are also available online.

Report Topics

The report combines a clear narrative, easy-to-understand infographics, and data tables to illustrate the experience of poverty in our state. By first understanding why different factors create barriers, Ohio can then create solutions to overcome those barriers.

  • Letter from the Executive Director
  • Defining Poverty
  • Areas of Focus
  • COVID-19
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Household Spending
  • Broadband Access
  • Medicaid Expansion
  • Ohio's Well-Being Dashboard (State and County-Level)
  • Appendix with Data Tables

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