The Contact Center will use their third grant to protect Medicaid Expansion from being cut in Ohio. Their 150 members, who are a majority African American women who live in inner city Cincinnati, initiated this project because of the immense need for the people of Ohio to have continued health care, including medical, dental, vision, mental health, and substance abuse treatment. Contact Center has been in existence since 1968, engaging community members in opportunities to influence policy decisions that impact their own lives directly as well as broader human rights. Their track record of influencing policy includes initiating Kinship Care in Ohio, a policy that ensures that an adult relative is notified if a child is being removed from their parents’ custody and that siblings must be placed together.
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