Source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released a new fact sheet, The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in unprecedented health, social, and economic challenges for all Ohioans. These challenges are far-reaching, including loss of loved ones, unemployment, business closures, disruption to K-12 education, and increased stress and social isolation.
The full extent of the impacts of the pandemic on children and youth will take years to discern. However, early indicators of childhood adversity signal the impact of the pandemic on potential challenges to Ohio’s health, well-being, and economic vitality for years to come. The fact sheet includes links to recent reports that provide evidence-informed policies that can be implemented in Ohio to prevent and mitigate the impacts of ACEs and eliminate disparities.