Advocacy Corner

The IFCI is committed to promoting sound public policy grounded in research, focused on a myriad of issues related to building more resilient families and communities. This includes policies related to behavioral health and substance use disorder access & quality, preventing and mitigating the impact of trauma and toxic stress, and improving the community conditions in which families live, work & play. Our nonpartisan advocacy work is rooted in our support of science and evidence-driven decision making, and our belief that, by working together, we can build a stronger future for our communities. Watch this space for resources, position statements, and articles related to our advocacy work and relevant policies.

VOCA Cuts Present Threat to Services for Victims of Crime and Trauma

VOCA Cuts Present Threat to Services for Victims of Crime and Trauma

Recent federal funding cuts are resulting in reductions in services across the state to victims of crime, including individuals who...
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IFCI and OhioGuidestone Gear Up for 2020 Census Outreach

IFCI and OhioGuidestone Gear Up for 2020 Census Outreach

Efforts are underway at OhioGuidestone and the Institute of Family and Community Impact (IFCI) to prepare the individuals we serve for the 2020...
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IFCI Agrees with the CDC: Childhood Trauma Is a Public Health Issue

IFCI Agrees with the CDC: Childhood Trauma Is a Public Health Issue

Behavioral health providers and public health advocates have long known that adverse early experiences can result in negative health outcomes. Last...
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Management Care Re-Procurement Presents Opportunities for Service Enhancement and Innovation: OhioGuidestone’s Managed Care RFI Response

Management Care Re-Procurement Presents Opportunities for Service Enhancement and Innovation: OhioGuidestone’s Managed Care RFI Response

The Institute of Family and Community Impact (IFCI) is an initiative connected to OhioGuidestone. Founded in 1864 as the German Methodist Orphan Asylum,...
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SNAP Loss Can Interfere with Path to Wellness and Self-Sufficiency

SNAP Loss Can Interfere with Path to Wellness and Self-Sufficiency

A recent wave of policy modifications related to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may amplify the challenges working poor families face...
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IFCI Statement on Recently Released Poverty Data from the U.S. Census Bureau

IFCI Statement on Recently Released Poverty Data from the U.S. Census Bureau

Cleveland is the worst in child poverty among large cities, according to recently released data by the U.S. Census Bureau. “This...
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Insurance Drops Pose Significant Barrier to Critical Mental Health Care

Insurance Drops Pose Significant Barrier to Critical Mental Health Care

For the first time in a decade, the number of individuals without health insurance has increased, as recently released data...
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