The Health Policy Institute of Ohio is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization (Click here to view our most recent IRS form 990) that serves as Ohio’s nonpartisan, independent source for forecasting health trends, analyzing key health issues, and communicating current research to policymakers, state agencies and other decision-makers.

Vision and impact

HPIO’s vision is “advancing the health of all Ohioans through informed policy decisions.”

HPIO believes that improved health value, defined by improved population health (including health behaviors, health equity, health status and mortality) and sustainable health costs, will lead to optimal health for all Ohioans. The long-term outcome of HPIO’s work is that state policymakers make informed health policy decisions that lead to improved health value.


To provide the independent, unbiased, nonpartisan information needed to create sound health policy.

Core organizational values

Collaboration & diversity
HPIO fosters collaboration among diverse stakeholders with different perspectives about possible solutions so that all can find common ground. HPIO encourages thoughtful and stimulating dialogue focused on potential solutions rather than debate.

HPIO provides information that is non-partisan, data-driven, and evidence-based.

HPIO serves as an honest, independent, and knowledgeable voice in a health system represented by diverse and competing interests.

HPIO focuses on the most pressing health policy issues facing Ohio. HPIO is nimble in its work in order to evolve with changing needs and opportunities.

HPIO explores possibilities that can lead to improved health, focusing on policy change necessary to encourage the spread of promising practices.


While the primary audience for HPIO’s work is state public policymakers, including employees of the executive branch of state government and state legislators, HPIO also engages a wide array of stakeholders in order to be successful in achieving the mission of the organization.  These stakeholders include:

  • Assistants and aides to state policymakers
  • Health care providers (hospitals, primary care, behavioral health, dental health, etc.)
  • Local government
  • Health plans/private insurers
  • Public health organizations
  • Consumer advocates
  • Researchers and academic institutions
  • Health foundations and other philanthropic interests
  • Self-insured employers
  • Other business leaders


HPIO’s offices are located at:

10 W. Broad Street, Suite 1050
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3418

Main phone number: 614.224.4950

Fax number: 614.732.5287

Help support HPIO


Since its founding in 2003, HPIO has become the state’s trusted source of information and leadership on health policy issues. In the past, Ohio decision makers often had to rely on data and analysis provided by interest groups with particular perspectives and agendas. HPIO’s mission is to provide nonpartisan, unbiased research, analysis and communication that enables policymakers to make the most informed decisions possible on matters that affect the health of all Ohioans.

HPIO is a member of the following organizations:

HPIO is committed to diversity

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio ensures equal employment opportunity in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code 125.111 and all applicable federal regulations and guidelines. For more information on our Affirmative Action Program, click here.

HPIO is committed to promoting a healthy work environment

  • Healthy food policy to promote healthy food and beverages at meetings and events
  • Employee wellness benefit (all employees are eligible for reimbursement of some wellness-related personal expenses)
  • Transportation allowance (can be used for public transportation)
  • CoGo bike share membership and bike helmets for staff
  • Office furniture to promote activity (ball chair, standing desk)
  • Advocated for ability to use stairs in building (encouraged management to unlock doors to stairwells and add signs marking stairs)
  • Office location near farmer’s market and bike/walking path
  • Bike parking on site

Learn more about HPIO

Who we are

Strategic plan


 Terms of use

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