The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released the latest edition of its Health Value Dashboard. The dashboard ranks states and the District of Columbia on a combination of population health and healthcare spending metrics, and placed Ohio as 46th in the nation in health value. Continue reading Ohio Ranked 46th in Health Value
Ohio has received more than $99 million through the Prevention and Public Health Fund (Prevention Fund) since 2010. It is the first federal funding source dedicated to public health and prevention and represents a unique opportunity to reduce long-term health costs. Continue reading Prevention and Public Health Fund Sets 2017 Investment
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released a new policy brief titled, “Connections Between Education and Health.” HPIO notes that health and education are areas of significant focus for Ohio policymakers. Continue reading Exploring the Link Between Education and Health
OPHA encourages all members and concerned Ohioans to write their legislators NOW to urge opposition to repealing the Affordable Care Act!
Please download and read the letter written by OPHA Executive Director Lois Hall to Senator Rob Portman.
We urge you to:
- Send your own letters or emails or make phone calls to your to own Senator: http://www.senate.gov/general/contact_information/senators_cfm.cfm?State=OH
- Also begin contacting your Representative: http://www.house.gov/htbin/findrep
- Share this post on FB and through your own websites.
- Talk with your friends and encourage them to do likewise… tell your stories of when the ACA has benefited you!
Below are Ohio House and Senate bills that have seen activity in November and December. Continue reading Legislation Updates
A bill allowing pharmacists to substitute biologically similar products, or “biosimilars,” for any biological product prescribed by a physician has been signed into law by Ohio Governor John Kasich.