One of HPIO’s core organizational values is to foster collaboration and dialogue among diverse stakeholder groups to share differing perspectives and solutions to various health policy issues. HPIO convenes a number of advisory groups whose members are recruited to lend expertise and provide guidance on HPIO work. Standing HPIO advisory groups are listed below:

  • State Health Assessment and State Health Improvement Plan Advisory Group – The Ohio Department of Health contracted with HPIO to facilitate the state health assessment and state health improvement plan beginning in March 2016. The SHA and SHIP Advisory Committee includes state agencies and a wide array of external partners representing sectors such as public health, healthcare providers (including hospitals, primary care, and mental health and addiction services), insurers, consumers, community service agencies, employers and populations at-risk for experiencing poor health outcomes.
  • Access Advisory Group – provides expertise and insight on access issues, including emerging access-related trends and advising HPIO on access-related products and events.
  • Health Measurement Advisory Group – assists in the development of the HPIO Health Value Dashboard.
  • Prevention and Public Health Policy Advisory Group – advises HPIO on products and activities related to prevention and public health, and provides general direction for the Ohio Wellness & Prevention Network.

HPIO also convenes ad hoc, topic-specific advisory groups to inform HPIO products.

The Population Health Planning Advisory Group is a group that will assist in identifying current state health priorities, metrics and objectives, and developing recommendations to inform a framework for population health planning in Ohio and alignment with the state’s PCMH model. The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has been commissioned by the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation, the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Medicaid to convene the group and develop recommendations for a Population Health Plan as part of Ohio’s CMS State Innovation Model (SIM) Initiative (see background below).

The Ohio Wellness & Prevention Network is an information-sharing group made up of Ohio prevention organizations working together to communicate more effectively with public policymakers about the critical importance of investing in prevention and ensuring that all Ohioans live in healthy communities that support healthy behaviors. Network members receive e-news updates 1-2 times each month on prevention policy issues, and are invited to participate in “lunch and learn” webinars on policy topics.

For more information on HPIO’s  groups,  please contact Hailey Akah at