Exploring the Link Between Education and Health

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.

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OPHA Signs on to Tobacco 21

Did you know? About 95 percent of adult smokers began smoking before they turned 21? If current trends continue, 259,000 of Ohio’s youth alive today will die prematurely from a smoking-related illness. That fact is included in a letter to state legislators supporting Tobacco 21 that has been signed by OPHA. Altogether 54 powerful organizations from…

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CMS Denies Healthy Ohio Program Waiver

The federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) has denied the Healthy Ohio Program 1115 Demonstration Waiver, a waiver that was opposed by OPHA. The waiver request was submitted to CMS in late June by the Ohio Department of Medicaid, as required in law by the Fiscal Year 2016/2017 Operating Budget.

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