“Immigrants and their children represent the majority of projected labor-force growth in the United States over the next four decades,” said Richey Piiparinen, director of The Center for Population Dynamics at Cleveland State University and the report’s author. “By making investments in supportive services here in Ohio, particularly for our newest immigrants, we can expedite their ability to positively contribute to Ohio’s economy.”
While many of Ohio’s immigrants have achieved conventional markers of success, including rates of educational attainment 15.4 percentage points higher than native-born Ohioans (42.1 percent of Ohio’s immigrants hold a four-year degree or higher compared to 26.7 percent of native-born Ohioans), immigrants have higher poverty rates than the native-born population (18.7 percent to 14.4 percent). This reality is a function of the time it takes to acclimate to a new country and its customs, and can be lessened with improved access to three types of services:
Supporting immigrants creates benefits for native-born Ohioans. Immigrants are more likely to fill physically demanding and emotionally draining jobs in high-demand fields such as home health care, catapulting native-born Ohioans into more skilled labor. As Ohio’s population ages, immigrants will play an important role in filling jobs for the estimated 1.1 million personal and home health care providers needed in the United States by 2026.
Additional findings in the report include:
“Ohio’s immigrants drive cultural, economic, and social dynamism,” Piiparinen said. “By improving language, legal, and healthcare services, we can help immigrants contribute to Ohio’s economy and our communities more quickly. We must begin to imagine immigrant support services as a launchpad, not a safety net.”
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Our Pathway to a Brighter Future: Ohio’s New Americans is the result of a collaboration of funders coordinated through Philanthropy Ohio. It was funded through the generous support of The George Gund Foundation, The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio, Needmor Fund, Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation, Open Society Foundations and SC Ministry Foundation.
Older adults are the fastest growing segment of Ohio’s population and are living longer, often with chronic conditions and limitations that make them vulnerable to abuse, neglect, and exploitation. An estimated 105,000 Ohio older adults (60+ years old) are abused or neglected each year. In comparison, 103,000 Ohio older adults are injured in falls that result in a visit to the emergency room each year.
Preventing Elder Abuse in Ohio Report highlights the challenges of aging in Ohio, the issue of elder financial exploitation, and the role that HealthPath and all Ohioans play in preventing elder abuse.
CINCINNATI (May 24, 2018) - The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HealthPath) recently awarded $125,057 in
grants to 18 organizations dedicated to improving community health in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas.
The grants are part of HealthPath’s Community Connections initiative, which awarded 22 grants this
year totaling more than $155,057 to Ohio nonprofit organizations. The grants will be used over a twoyear
“We recognize that changes in health and healthy behaviors depend on solutions built upon the
strengths and needs of the individuals living in the community,” said Eric DeWald, president of
HealthPath. “The Community Connections initiative was designed to do just that, and we are proud to
partner with exemplary nonprofit organizations to help all Ohioans reach their fullest health potential.”
The 2018 grantees serving the southwest Ohio region include:
Serving Butler, Clermont, Hamilton and Warren counties:
Serving Clark County:
Serving Clinton County:
Serving Greene County:
Serving Hamilton County:
Serving Scioto County:
Serving Warren County:
Since the Community Connections program began in 2012, HealthPath has awarded more than$1.45 million through 176 grants to organizations throughout Ohio.
For more information or for a full list of 2018 grantees, visit www.healthpathohio.org.
About The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio
The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HealthPath) is committed to helping all Ohioans, regardless of status, wealth or circumstances, achieve their fullest health potential. HealthPath works within a 36-county region to achieve the results of Cavity-Free Kids, Healthy Ohioans and Safe Elders. Since 1999, HealthPath has invested more than $18 million in community projects that address health issues faced by Ohioans. For more information, visit www.healthpathohio.org.
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THE HEALTHPATH FOUNDATION OF OHIO AWARDS 2018 GRANTS FOR HEALTHY LIFESTYLE, AGING
INITIATIVES TO NORTHEAST OHIO AGENCIES
CINCINNATI (May 24, 2018) - The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio (HealthPath) recently awarded $30,000 in grants to four organizations dedicated to improving community health in northeast Ohio. The grants are part of HealthPath’s Community Connections initiative, which awarded 22 grants this year totaling more than $155,057 to Ohio nonprofit organizations. The grants will be used over a two-year period.
“We recognize that changes in health and healthy behaviors depend on solutions built upon the strengths and needs of the individuals living in the community,” said Eric DeWald, president of HealthPath. “The Community Connections initiative was designed to do just that, and we are proud to partner with exemplary nonprofit organizations to help all Ohioans reach their fullest health potential.”
The 2018 grantees serving the northeast Ohio region (each receiving a $7,500 grant) include:
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Cincinnati, OH 45202
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