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The Ohio Public Health Association (OPHA) is glad you’ve found us!

Our mission is to ensure the optimal health of all Ohioans and to be the inclusive Voice of Public Health in Ohio.

We have a strong belief in the power and value of being that voice -for all Ohioans!  And to that end, we champion a Health and Equity in All Policies approach to decision-making and policy development. Only when all Ohioans have equal access to high quality prevention and health care services, and when the places where we all live, learn, work, play and pray comprise the healthiest communities possible, will our work be done! And then we’ll find more ways to make a healthier difference for Ohioans and we’ll keep working!

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HPIO Releases Medicaid Basics 2017

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released Ohio Medicaid Basics 2017. The document provides an overview of Ohio Medicaid eligibility, enrollment and financing. The brief also reviews key Medicaid-related policy changes and an update on Medicaid expansion enrollment trends and spending.

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Program Offers Prescription Assistance

From Lesic & Camper Communications: Partnership for Prescription Assistance (PPA) is an easy-to-use, no-cost program that offers free, or nearly free, prescription medications.  PPA offers a single point of access to more than 475 programs that provide medicines at no cost, or at deep discounts.

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OPHA Group Meets with Rep. Pat Tiberi

By Dom Frissora, OPHA Past President: On Friday, March 31, representatives from OPHA and four health departments in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District discussed the future of healthcare in Ohio, and the US, with Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH 12thDistrict). Tiberi is the Chair of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health.

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HPIO Releases Medicaid Basics 2017

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released Ohio Medicaid Basics 2017. The document provides an overview of Ohio Medicaid eligibility, enrollment and financing. The brief also reviews key Medicaid-related policy changes and an update on Medicaid expansion enrollment trends and spending.

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OPHA Group Meets with Rep. Pat Tiberi

By Dom Frissora, OPHA Past President: On Friday, March 31, representatives from OPHA and four health departments in Ohio’s 12th Congressional District discussed the future of healthcare in Ohio, and the US, with Congressman Pat Tiberi (R-OH 12thDistrict). Tiberi is the Chair of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health.

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OPHA Receives First Draft of Proposed HEiAP Legislation

The office of State Senator Charleta Tavares recently provided OPHA with an initial draft of its Health and Equity in All Policies (HEiAP) legislative language. The draft bill is a major step in OPHA’s efforts to serve as a catalyst for change in improving the health outcomes of all Ohioans.

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