Work Family Balance is on a mission to address poor work life balance in the workforce and increase parents' work life balance for greater health and happiness. While direct support and resources are important for working parents, there's more that can and must be done. Parents need more family-friendly federal policies that make it easier to balance work and family. That's why Work Family Balance is organizing the Ohio Coalition for Work Family Balance.
As an organization, advocacy is an important part of the work we do to support working parents and children. However, in order to be effective advocates, we must build a diverse coalition of Ohioans, including families in rural, urban, and suburban communities, small and large businesses, and community organizations to effectively advocate for more family-friendly federal policies.
Families and businesses make excellent partners and leaders for change because both are significantly affected by poor work life balance. For families and businesses the problem is the same. The problem is one of quality.
For families, quality of life goes down, including poor physical and mental health, with low or inadequate work life balance, and for businesses, quality of work and productivity goes down when workers have poor work life balance.
We're building our coalition of partners so we can be more effective advocates for family-friendly federal policies. It will take a diverse, family, business, and community centered coalition of Ohioans to advance better public policies that are family-friendly, support working parents, and make it easier for workers to balance work and family.
Your support will strengthen our coalition, amplify our message, and enhance our advocacy work. Together, we can achieve better public policies that support working parents and children.
Small businesses are valuable partners for meaningful policy change. Small business owners can help us advance federal policies that will help address the ongoing worker shortage and enable more mothers to join the workforce.
Corporations need a workforce that is healthy and strong. Working parents need federal policies in place to increase their work life balance and to achieve better health outcomes for themselves and their children. As a corporate partner, your company's support will help us advance public policies that improve employee health, happiness, and productivity.
Community organizations in Ohio are important allies for creating positive change for all Ohioans. As a community partner, your organization will help us demonstrate broad public support in Ohio for federal policies that help parents better balance work and family.
Ohioans are hardworking people, but we're also family focused people. Ohio's families need family- friendly public policies in place so parents can be their best at work and with their family.
Ohio's rural families are an important part of the fabric of Ohio, and Ohio's farming families are an important part of the U.S. food supply chain. Much like other communities, rural families, especially family farmers, need federal policies in place that enable them to balance their commitment to work and family.