8/24 – The path forward: What comes next for health policy? Seminar 2 [Online]More details
This series of three online seminars will provide snapshots of federal health policy decision-making throughout 2017. National and Ohio-based speakers will address current health policy debates in Congress and the White House and the implications of federal-level changes for state policymaking and Ohioans.
Speaker: Robert Laszewski, President, Health Policy and Strategy Associates, Inc.
Online event. 10 a.m.-11 a.m. EST
General attendance: $20. For additional fee options, please see the registration page.
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9/19 – Closing health gaps in Southeast Ohio [Regional forum]More details
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio is hosting a regional forum in Athens to share actionable, evidence-informed strategies that can be implemented by local health improvement initiatives to reduce health disparities and achieve health equity. The forum will include a facilitated panel of local experts who will discuss the impact of health disparities and inequities and potential strategies to decrease health disparities in southeast Ohio.
Attendees also will learn about Ohio’s overall health status and challenges, as well as health disparities and inequities experienced by Ohioans with low incomes and other priority populations across the state. Data and information will be shared from the 2017 HPIO Health Value Dashboard and the 2016 State Health Assessment.
Ohio University Walter Hall Rotunda. 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Regional forum partners: Cardinal Health Foundation, Ohio University, Osteopathic Heritage Foundation, Sisters Health Foundation and The HealthPath Foundation of Ohio
General attendance: free of charge
9/26 – Addressing addiction: Policy prescriptions to prevent opiate abuse and tobacco use [Forum]More details
According to the 2017 HPIO Health Value Dashboard, Ohio ranks 46 out of 50 states and the District of Columbia on health value. This means that Ohioans are living less healthy lives and spending more on health care than people in most other states.
Given that drug overdoses, cancer and heart disease are leading causes of death in Ohio, addictions to opiates and nicotine are two of the greatest challenges to health and well-being in the state. This forum will explore addiction across the life course and identify evidence-based policy options to reduce opiate and tobacco use, including examples of effective strategies from other states.
Aladdin Shrine Center. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
General attendance: $65
10/26 – Politics, perceptions and the role of evidence in policymaking [Forum]More details
Given the exceptionally partisan political climate and skepticism of information that doesn’t adhere to particular points of view, it is difficult for policymakers and others to evaluate the evidence needed to implement effective health policy. And with the new administration signaling that states will have greater opportunity to take the lead on policy decisions, it is even more critical that state leaders have access to reliable data and analysis.
This forum will explore the importance of evidence-based decision making, particularly at the state level, and how policymakers and others can determine the credibility of information and overcome opposition to evidence that challenges preconceived partisan ideology.
Sheraton Columbus Hotel at Capitol Square. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
General attendance: $65
11/29 – 12/1 – Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health [Conference]More details
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio is partnering with organizations from other Midwestern states to host “The Midwest Forum on Hospitals, Health Systems and Population Health.”
The Forum will bring together organizations and key stakeholders dedicated to improving the health of all Americans. The goal of the meeting is to engage attendees in a broad dialogue across sectors to solve complex issues to improve the health of communities and integrate clinical and community health and prevention strategies. Explore the Midwest Forum schedule, featured speakers, hotel information, call for abstracts, pre-conference sessions, registration, and more on the Midwest Forum webpage.
The Westin Michigan Ave. Chicago, Illinois.
Event sponsors include: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Advocate Health Care, Henry Ford Health System, Northwestern Medicine, Presence Health and Trinity Health
Early Bird – $400 (July 2017 – August 31, 2017)
Regular – $450 (August 15, 2017 – November 22, 2017)
Onsite – $500 (November 29, 2017 – December 1, 2017)
Pre-Conference Workshop – $80