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 healthcare-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.
- Analysis of 58 child health specific metrics
- Review of local health department and children’s hospital community health planning documents
- Healthcare 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.
Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Executive Vice President Ann Spicer served on 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 wellbeing of Ohio’s children.