On April 7, 2021, the Health Policy Institute of Ohio released the latest edition of the Health Value Dashboard (Dashboard).
The Dashboard is a tool to track Ohio’s progress toward health value – a composite measure of Ohio’s performance on population health and healthcare spending. In ranked profiles, the Dashboard examines Ohio’s rank and trend performance relative to other states across seven domains. In addition, through a series of equity profiles, the Dashboard highlights gaps in outcomes between groups for some of Ohio’s most systematically disadvantaged populations.
Ohio has consistently ranked near the bottom on health value in each of the four editions of the Dashboard. Ohio’s overall health value ranking was 47 in 2014, 46 in 2017 and 46 in 2019.
- Children. Childhood adversity and trauma have long-term consequences
- Equity. Ohioans with the worst outcomes face systemic disadvantages
- Prevention. Sparse public health workforce leads to missed opportunities for prevention.
The Dashboard includes examples of nine evidence-informed policies that could be adopted by Ohio policymakers and private-sector partners to make Ohio a leader in health value.