Children's Defense Fund of Ohio Report: Breastfeeding Education Could Help Reduce Infant Mortality By Jim Letizia • Mar 28, 2017 parents.com A policy brief suggests educating women on breastfeeding will help reduce Ohio's high infant mortality rate. Report: More Appalachian Ohio Children Living In Poverty By Ohio Public Radio & Jim Letizia • May 5, 2016 alexiafoundation.org A new report by the Children's Defense Fund of Ohio shows little improvement for low-income Appalachian children. Report: 271 Thousand Ohio Children Have An Incarcerated Parent By Jim Letizia • Apr 27, 2016 ellabakercenter.org A new report by the non-profit Annie E. Casey foundation shows 271-thousand Ohio children have at least one incarcerated parent, the fourth-highest number in the nation. Proposal To Deal With Truancy Problem By Ohio Public Radio • Jan 8, 2016 Karen Kasler Thousands of Ohio students are truant every year, and many wind up getting expelled. Three Republican state lawmakers have introduced a proposal to deal with the problem. More Ohio Children In Poverty Than During Great Recession By Jim Letizia • Jul 22, 2015 aecf.org A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows nearly one in four Ohio children now live in poverty, up from 18 percent seven years ago. More Franklin County Children Living In Poverty By Jim Letizia • Aug 8, 2013 The Children's Defense Fund of Ohio says nearly 27 percent of Franklin County children lived in poverty in 2011, and 34 percent received food stamps.