Access collaborative -- HPIO organizes and hosts a multi-stakeholder Health Access Collaborative that explores and advises policymakers on a wide variety of issues related to ensuring access to care for all Ohioans. HPIO convenes regular meetings of the collaborative to bring together providers (i.e. community health centers, free clinics, local health departments, schools-based clinics and hospitals) that primarily focus on serving Ohioans who have difficulty accessing care and other diverse key stakeholders.
Wellness and Prevention collaborative -- The HPIO Wellness & Prevention Collaborative is a coalition 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. It has created the Ohio Wellness & Prevention Network website to house its work.
Health measurement -- HPIO has worked on payment reform, health and wellness, access and data transparency to advance the health of all Ohioans through informed policy decisions. The ability to track Ohio’s progress in improving health care value – looking at the relationship between health outcomes and health costs – is critical to evaluating efforts aimed at improving the health of Ohioans. This includes tracking health system performance, population health, health access, and cost measures. To track Ohio’s progress in improving health value over time, HPIO has developed a Health outcomes and costs dashboard. In addition, HPIO is convening a multi-stakeholder group to review, prioritize, and select a streamlined and standardized set of health measures that reflect the many factors that impact population health outcomes and health care costs. If you are interested in learning more about this health measurement initiative, please contact Reem Aly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Telehealth -- HPIO has focused attention on telehealth as a promising practice that has implications for health outcomes, access and cost. Specifically, telehealth cuts across two of HPIO’s strategic objectives – ensuring access to care for all Ohioans and aligning public and private payments with better health outcomes. HPIO’s work around telehealth policy has helped to inform and mobilize telehealth stakeholders to engage in and expedite policy decisions around telehealth at the state level. For more information on our telehealth work please visit HPIO’s Telehealth Resource Page.
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio is always interested in exploring sponsored projects that would support HPIO’s mission of informing policymakers on health policy issues. Partnerships with independent organizations throughout Ohio (including government, higher education, philanthropy, non-profits and private business) have consistently been a fundamental component of HPIO’s work.
If you are interested in a potential collaboration with HPIO, or sponsorship of a specific project, please contact HPIO President Amy Rohling McGee at 614.224.4950 x305 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
Ohio Medicaid Expansion Study -- HPIO partnered with the Ohio State University, the Urban Institute and Regional Economic Models, Inc. to explore the potential impact of Medicaid expansion in Ohio. HPIO provided project management for the study and oversaw decimination efforts (editing and layout of publications, media outreach, web hosting of all material). The project was funded by the Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati, the Gund Foundation and the Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation. All material from the study is available at www.hpio.net/medicaid.
Ohio Network from Health Coverage and Enrollment -- The Ohio Network for Health Coverage and Enrollment, or ONCE, was formed in the Summer 2013 and is open to all organizations in Ohio that are committed to ensuring outreach, education, and consumer assistance efforts across the state are coordinated and effective. The project is sponsored by the Philanthropy Ohio Health Initiative and is managed by HPIO.
The purpose of ONCE is to ensure that outreach, education and enrollment efforts in Ohio are coordinated and effective so that uninsured Ohioans understand and enroll in health care coverage. To ensure this, ONCE will engage in strategic partnerships and provide guidance, advice and leadership for Ohio collaborative efforts.ONCE seeks to bring together statewide, regional and local organizations to foster collaboration through information sharing, consistent messaging, and opportunities to partner to help uninsured Ohioans understand and enroll in new coverage opportunities. To learn more or to join the network, contact HPIO Senior Policy Associate Mary Wachtel at firstname.lastname@example.org
Montgomery County Affordable Care Act Task Force -- The Board of County Commissioners of Montgomery County has contracted with HPIO to conduct an environmental scan and assessment (including strengths and weaknesses) of Montgomery County's current access, capacity and delivery system for the physical, behavioral and dental healthcare safety net for vulnerable populations. In addition to assessing the current status of how well the health care safety net operates, the environmental scan will identify gaps, potential options and solutions, and is intended to ensure that the community is as prepared as possible for implementation of the Affordable Care Act. To download the Montgomery County access to care dashboard or executive summary and full versions of "An Environmental Scan of the Montgomery County Safety Net for the Montgomery County Affordable Care Act Task Force," please visit http://www.mcohio.org/services/fcfc/affordable_care_act_task_force.html.
Community Guide State Team: “Evidence in Action” -- HPIO has partnered with the Ohio Department of Health to lead a state team to review evidence-based public health recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Community Guide, and to select and implement a policy strategy to increase physical activity in Ohio. The project is funded by the National Network of Public Health Institutes and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.
Public Health Futures -- Recognizing the need to respond to current financial and political challenges and to propose new approaches to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of local public health in Ohio, the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners established the Public Health Futures Project in 2011 to explore new ways to structure and fund local public health. AOHC contracted with HPIO to conduct research, facilitate a consensus-building process among members, and prepare the final report. The final report was delivered to the Association of Ohio Health Commissioners Public Health Futures Steering Committee on June 15, 2012.
Ohio Family Violence Prevention Project -- From 2007 until 2011, HPIO contracted with the HealthPath Foundation of Ohio to manage the Ohio Family Violence Prevention Projection. The goal of the project is to increase awareness of the scope and consequences of family violence in Ohio; to identify realistic and promising policies and programs for prevention; and to build support for implementing recommended policies and programs. HPIO hosts a webpage for the project with data on family violence in Ohio and numerous publications that have been published by the project.