Report Looks at Air Quality in Ohio

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has released a report on climate change and air quality. It offers a brief overview of air quality issues in Ohio. A graphic showing the air quality issues by county is provided on the NRDC’s website. Click the link for more details https://www.nrdc.org/climate-change-and-health-air-quality#/map/detail/OH.

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Webinars to Focus on Climate Change as Public Health Issue

The San Luis Obispo Public Health Department is hosting a 4 part webinar series on Communicating Climate Change as a Public Health Issue starting July 19. It says the series will feature internationally-recognized experts and innovative on-the-ground leaders discussing a range of issues related to the impacts of climate change with limited funding and support.

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Prevent Blindness Warns of Backyard Fireworks

Enjoy the 4th of July holiday but “let the professionals do it, when it comes to fireworks.” That was the message delivered at a press conference by Prevent Blindness Ohio. Speakers included Sherry Williams, president and CEO of the Prevent Blindness Ohio Affiliate and Gary Smith, president of the Child Injury Prevention Alliance. Both are OPHA members.

 

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HPIO Releases Brief on AHCA

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) has released a policy brief highlighting some of the options that Ohio will have if the American Health Care Act is signed in to law. It looks at the healthcare coverage picture in Ohio and areas where the state has flexibility or decision points regarding private health insurance. Continue reading HPIO Releases Brief on AHCA

Tiberi Responds to Letter from OPHA

Congressman Pat Tiberi has responded to a letter from our Executive Director Lois Hall regarding the American Health Care Act. In it, he states that he believes that “Americans deserve a better healthcare system that puts their needs first and provides better access to the tools that put them in charge of their own care.”  Continue reading Tiberi Responds to Letter from OPHA