Nationwide Children's Hospital to Host 2016 Franklin County Candidates Forum on Children and Youth October 17

September 14, 2016

Nationwide Children’s Hospital will host the 2016 Candidates Forum on Children and Youth Monday, October 17 in the Ann Isaly Wolfe Education Building at Nationwide Children’s in Stecker Auditorium, located at 575 S. 18th St., Columbus 43205. The public is invited to attend this event as well as a free networking breakfast which begins at 7:30 a.m., followed by the program, which will begin at 8:00 a.m.
 
The public will have the opportunity to hear candidates share their views on issues such as children’s health, education and at-risk youth. Invited candidates include those for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives, Ohio Legislature, and Franklin County Commissioner races in November.
 
The event, a non-partisan education forum, is sponsored by CareSource, KidsOhio.org, Voices for Ohio’s Children, and Nationwide Children’s, and supported by numerous community organizations. It will be moderated by Kristyn Hartman of WBNS-10, Columbus affiliate of CBS. The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP.
 
For more information, visit NationwideChildrens.org/Candidates-Forum, or to contact Nationwide Children’s Hospital Government Relations, email GovernmentRelations@NationwideChildrens.org or call (614) 355-0705.

About Nationwide Children's Hospital

Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2017-18 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a staff of nearly 13,000 providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.4 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.