Source: Governor’s Office of Health Transformation and Health Policy Institute of Ohio
Governor John Kasich’s 2018-19 budget directs funding toward Ohio’s greatest health challenges, including maternal and infant health, mental health and addiction, and chronic disease. It also invests in the underlying, cross-cutting drivers of well-being, including jobs, education, health care coverage, and healthy behaviors. The purpose of these investments is to make Ohio a model of health and economic vitality, and support a healthier workforce for a stronger economy.
- Sets clear priorities for health improvement
- Strengthens public health infrastructure
- Maintains health care coverage for low-income Ohioans
- Increases access to comprehensive primary care
- Promotes student success through better health
- Prioritizes reducing drug abuse and overdose deaths
- Improves health through economic vitality.
The 2016 state health assessment (SHA), released in August 2016, described the current status of health and well-being in Ohio and highlighted the state’s many opportunities to improve health outcomes, reduce disparities, and control health care spending. This 2017-19 state health improvement plan (SHIP) seizes upon those opportunities by laying out specific goals and strategies designed to achieve measurable improvements on key priorities.
- State agencies (see state response listed in parts three through six of this plan)
- Local health departments, hospitals and other community partners engaged in community health improvement planning (see community strategy and indicator toolkits)
- Sectors beyond health, including education, housing, employers, and regional planning.