Student Heads to State Capitol for Advocacy Day

Fourth-year College of Medicine student Kelly Kimball recently went to Columbus to advocate for #LeadFreeOhio on behalf of the Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio (AMCNO).

Kimball completed a yearlong term as member of the inaugural group of AMCNO’s “Future Leaders Council,” where she worked on the advocacy and policy chapter. This year, AMCNO urged the Ohio General Assembly to:

  • preserve funding for the Ohio Department of Health state-led safe home fund and the Ohio Early Intervention programs and
  • expand the spending authority for Ohio Medicaid’s SCHIP Lead Program.

She met with senators and representatives from across the state to urge the importance of these issues to elected officials. Upon graduation in May, Kimball will head to Columbus to begin her residency training in dermatology.

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