Advocate

Let Your Voice Be Heard!

You are the key to driving change.  Advocating is crucial to our success and can be as easy as calling, emailing or even tweeting our representative.  Help spread the word about the change that need to happen in Paulding County.

Important Issues & Information:
Ohio Medicaid Public Policy Fact Sheet

Resources:

Advocacy Overview

For children to succeed in school and for adults to maintain financial self-sufficiency, they must have affordable, quality healthcare. To address health disparities that still exist, access to care must not be blocked by cultural, linguistic, financial or logistical barriers. As part of the overall continuum of care, health mental and physical development ensures youth are positioned to success in school and adults can lead productive lives.  But due to lack of resources and access to mental health and substance abuse services, many communities across the United States are facing a public health and safety crisis.

Priorities

At United Way, we believe in a comprehensive, holistic approach to healthcare so all Americans are healthy through every stage of life.  To ensure all Americans
have access to affordable, attainable and quality healthcare coverage United Way Worldwide will focus on the following priorities for the 115th Congress:

  • Expand and improve healthcare coverage with changes to health laws, including critical programs like Medicaid, CHIP and MIECHV
  • Expand access and resources for behavioral health services, especially in addressing the opiate epidemic in local communities

To read more, you can find the full Public Policy Agenda for the 115th Congress here.

The Latest

With the new Congress and Trump Administration, fundamental changes will be made to our healthcare laws; Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, CHIP and Medicare.  To engage the United Way network to be a part of the discussions in Washington, we have formed a Healthcare Advocacy Cohort that is working to inform and advocate governors and members of Congress on the impact of changes to our healthcare laws, and to promote affordable, attainable healthcare coverage for all Americans.  To find out more about the Cohort, contact Dave Wallace.

Take Action
  • Click here to join our Healthcare Advocacy Cohort
  • Join our calls to action to contact members of Congress and attend in district Congressional Town Hall events. Check out our President’s Day Recess Toolkit here.
  • Call, meet with and email your local members of Congress to share your story about healthcare coverage needs, and voice your questions and concerns:callmycongress.com
  • Attend local Congressional Town Hall events and share your questions and concerns
United Way Advocacy Info
Governor John R. Kasich (R)

Ph: 614-466-3555

77 South High Street, Rifle Center, 30th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-6117

Senator Sherrod Brown (D)

Ph: 202-224-2315

District Offices:
Cleveland: 216-522-7272
Cincinnati: 513-684-1021
Columbus: 614-469-2083
Lorain: 440-242-4100

Twitter: SenSherrodBrown

brown.senate.gov

Rob Portman (R)

Ph: 202-224-3353

District Offices:
Columbus: 614-469-6774
Cincinnati: 513-684-3265
Cleveland: 216-522-7095
Toledo:419-259-3895

Twitter: senrobportman

portman.senate.gov

Bob Latta (R-5th)

Ph: 202-225-6405

District Offices:
Bowling Green: 419-354-8700
Defiance: 419-782-1996
Findlay: 419-422-7791

Twitter: BobLatta

latta.house.gov

Bill Johnson (R-6th)