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Assessment of child health and health care in Ohio unveiled

The Ohio Children’s Hospital Association commissioned the Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) to lead a multi-faceted process to develop an Assessment of Child Health and Health Care in Ohio. The Assessment identifies Ohio’s top child health and health care-related priorities and provides a starting place for a child-focused health policy agenda that can pave the way for a healthier Ohio.

The assessment report was released publicly at the Vote for Ohio Kids forum held last week.

Top child health priorities identified in the Assessment are informed by:
  • Analysis of 58 child health specific metrics
  • Review of local health department and children’s hospital community health planning documents
  • Health care utilization and cost data on young Ohioans from the Ohio Department of Medicaid and the Ohio Hospital Association
  • Feedback from the Child Health and Health Care Advisory Committee.

The Assessment provides a strong foundation for a child-focused policy agenda that can pave the way for a healthier Ohio and the improved health and well-being of Ohio’s children.

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