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Governor Mike DeWine hits the ground running

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:

·    Executive Order 2019-01D, Creating the Governor’s RecoveryOhio Initiative  

·    Executive Order 2019-02D, Creating the Governor’s Children’s Initiative  

·    Executive Order 2019-03D, Establishing Ohio as a Disability Inclusion State and Model Employer of Individuals with Disabilities 

·    Executive Order 2019-04D, Elevating Foster Care Priorities in Ohio  

·    Executive Order 2019-05D, Anti-Discrimination Policy in State Government  

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