About us

The Ohio Wellness & Prevention Network (OWPN) is an information-sharing group made up of Ohio prevention organizations working together to build skills, capacity, and coordination in order 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. Click here for the OWPN logic model.


Strengthen and unify Ohio’s prevention community to build new partnerships, effectively engage policymakers, and elevate wellness as a policy priority.


Ohio policymakers value wellness and prevention and make decisions that promote and support healthy communities and healthy behaviors for all Ohioans.

Prevention policy priorities

OWPN’s policy priorities are described in the report, Beyond medical care: Emerging opportunities to advance prevention and improve health value in Ohio.

Get involved

The Ohio Wellness and Prevention Network is open to all organizations in Ohio that work to promote health and prevent illness and disability.  This includes government public health agencies, community-based organizations, trade associations, coalitions, health care organizations, employers, philanthropies, grass-roots groups, and others who are working in the areas of prevention, wellness, population health, or health promotion.

If you would like to join the Ohio Wellness and Prevention Network, click this link to fill out a brief membership form.  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.  Please contact astevens@healthpolicyohio.org if you have any questions or comments.


Members of the network

Academy of Medicine of Cleveland and Northern Ohio
Action Ohio
Adaptive Sports Program of Ohio
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio
American Academy of Pediatrics, Ohio Chapter
American Cancer Society East Central Division
American Heart Association
Ashland University College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Cardinal Health
Case Western Reserve University
CeaseFire Columbus
Center for Closing the Health Gap
Center for Community Solutions
Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Champaign County Drug Free Youth Coalition
Cleveland Clinic Community Pediatrics
Cleveland Federal Reserve
Cleveland Office of Minority Health
College of Mount Saint Joseph
Columbus Public Health
Columbus State Community College
Community Legal Aid Services, Inc.
Cuyahoga County Board of Health
Cuyahoga County Division of Senior and Adult Services
Deaf World Against Violence Everywhere (DWAVE)
Delaware General Health District
Dental Hygienists’ Association
Drug Free Action Alliance
East African Health Coalition
Employers Health
Fight. Live. Inspire. Prevent. (FLIP)
Gallia County Family & Children First Council
hChoices, LLC
Health Action Council
Health Impact Partners
Healthentic, Inc.
HealthPath Foundation of Ohio
Healthy Cleveland Initiative
Help Hotline Crisis Center – Special Navigator for Families with Special Needs Program
Henry the Hand Foundation
Institute of eHealth Equity
Interact for Health
Kaiser Permanente
Kent State University
Kettering Health Outreach
Kids Uncomplicated USA
Komen Columbus
Lake County General Health District
Lawrence County Health Department
Logan County Health District
Lourdes University College of Nursing
Mansfield-Ontario-Richland County Health Department
Mayfield Education & Research Foundation
Medina County Health Department
Miami Valley Steel Fitness
Molina HealthCare
Montgomery County Care
Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
Muskingum Families and Children First
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Office of County Executive Ed FitzGerald
Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Ohio Alliance of YMCAs
Ohio Alliance to End Sexual Violence (OAESV)
Ohio Asian American Health Coalition
Ohio Center for Coalition Excellence
Ohio Children’s Trust Fund
Ohio Colleges of Medicine Government Resource Center
Ohio Commission on Minority Health
Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
Ohio Department of Health
Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
Ohio Disability and Health Program
Ohio Domestic Violence Network
Ohio Hospital Association
Ohio Mental Health Network for School Success
Ohio Optometric Association
Ohio Public Health Association
Ohio Public Health Partnership
Ohio Safe Routes Network
Ohio State Chiropractic Association
Ohio State Medical Association
Ohio State University
Ohio State University Center for Public Health Practice
Ohio State University College of Nursing
Ohio State University College of Public Health
Ohio State University Department of Human Sciences
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Ohio University
Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Ohio University School of Nursing
Ohioans Home Healthcare
Otterbein University
Prevent Blindness Ohio
Quality Care Partners
Red Flags National
Safe Routes to School National Partnership
Sandra Ortega Consulting
Sharonville Family Medicine
School Employees Retirement System of Ohio
Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton
Summit County Public Health Department
The Ohio AIDS Coalition
The Ridenour Group
Total Wellness Concepts, LLC
United Way of Central Ohio
Universal Health Care Action Network (UHCAN) Ohio
University of Toledo
Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs (UMADAOPFC)
Voices for Ohio’s Children
Warren County Combined Health District
Wellness Management and Recovery
Williams County Health Department
Wright State University Employee Wellness
YMCA of Greater Cleveland
Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department


Amy Bush Stevens, Vice President, Prevention and Public Health Policy
Phone: (614) 224-4950 x308
Fax: (614) 224-2205
E-mail: astevens@healthpolicyohio.org