Center for Community Solutions Columbus Is Age-Friendly, But Older Residents Have Concerns By Mike Foley • Feb 1, 2017 The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission expects central Ohio’s 65 and older population to double over the next three decades. State's Infant Mortality Rate Is Up; Franklin County's Rate Is Down By Jim Letizia & Associated Press • Nov 17, 2016 A new Ohio Department of Health report shows an increase in the state's infant mortality rate, with African-American babies dying at a rate approaching three times that of caucasians. CDC Estimates One Thousand Ohioans Will Contract HIV This Year By Jim Letizia • Feb 9, 2016 2016 marks the 35th anniversary of the start of the nation's H-I-V/AIDS epidemic. Study Shows Aging Population Could Blow Big Hole In State Budget By Ohio Public Radio • Oct 27, 2014 A new study shows state health care spending on the aging population could cause budgetary problems in the future. Differing Explanations For Drop In Welfare Assistance By Ohio Public Radio • Oct 13, 2014 The state’s cash welfare program has sent out half as many checks to Ohio families than it did three and a half years ago. Supporters of Medicaid Expansion Delay Decision On Ballot Issue By Associated Press & Ohio Public Radio & Jim Letizia • May 8, 2013 Supporters of extending Medicaid coverage to more low-income Ohioans say they plan to hold off until July further work on putting the issue on the statewide ballot.