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
The House’s version of the 2018-19 state budget bill makes positive headway while also missing opportunities. That’s according to the Advocates for Ohio’s Future, a nonpartisan coalition endorsed by OPHA. AOF recently updated its fact sheets on the budget. Continue reading AOF Updates State Budget Issue Fact Sheets →
Registration is open for the next 2017 OPHA Accreditation Readiness Training on May 31st! The theme of this training is “Branding, Communicating, Documents, and Special Topics” It is geared for Public Health Nurses, including supervisors and directors, as well as nursing faculty and students, and other professionals interested in Public Health Board Accreditation for Ohio’s local public health departments. Continue reading Registration Open For Next Accreditation Readiness Training →
Recently, Senator Rob Portman responded to a letter sent from OPHA regarding his position on the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act. A portion of his response follows: Continue reading Senator Portman Replies to Letter Regarding Future of ACA →
The OPHA Awards Committee is pleased to announce this year’s award winners. They will be recognized on May 16 at the 8th Annual OPHA Celebrate Public Health Awards Dinner. Click here to register. Continue reading 2017 OPHA Award Winners Announced →
The built environment is public health too! OPHA is pleased to have been invited to present at the May 25 US Green Building Council (USGBC) Lunch and Leaders. Our own Lois Hall and Rosemary Chaudry will be among those talking about the connection between Public Health and the work of USGBC members across Ohio. Sign up now for the event – come meet potential new partners in building a healthier “built environment.” Continue reading OPHA Invited to Green Building Council Meeting →
By Carla Hicks: The 2017 OPHA Public Policy Institute took place on April 19th at the State Library. We had a full house with just at 60 individuals attending. The topic for this year was Education-Health: A Vital Intersection, Advocating For Funding, Social Determinants and Equity. Continue reading 2017 OPHA Public Policy Institute Focuses on Education →
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.
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.
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. Continue reading OPHA Group Meets with Rep. Pat Tiberi →