Source: Prevention Action Alliance
Yesterday marked the start of Governor Mike DeWine’s administration, and he has hit the ground running with six new executive orders signed immediately after he took the oath of office at his farm in Cedarville, Ohio.
Though all six display the positive changes and priorities Governor DeWine plans to bring to the State, one in particular has caught our attention as prevention advocates.
Executive Order 2019-06D, Elevating Prevention within the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, will create a senior level position to lead the Prevention Services Bureau. The person filling this position will focus on providing evidence based, environmentally appropriate prevention education in kindergarten through 12th grade.
The other Executive Orders are as follows: