HPIO is facilitating a project, with guidance from a multi-sector advisory group, focused on the connections between the criminal justice system and health. The foundational policy brief for the project provides information on the:

  • Impacts of criminal justice involvement on health outcomes
  • Impacts of poor health on criminal justice involvement
  • Impacts of racism and other underlying factors on criminal justice and health outcomes (including poverty, employment, education, housing and neighborhood conditions, and family and community violence)
  • Actions state policymakers and other stakeholders can take to improve criminal justice and health outcomes in Ohio (i.e., policy options) 


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Learn more about the project by clicking here. For more information about the Advisory Group, please contact Jacob Santiago, Policy and Evaluation Specialist (JSantiago@healthpolicyohio.org).


Advisory Group meetings

Past meetings

Tuesday, May 14, 2024 from 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Tuesday, August 22, 2023, from 12 p.m.- 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, February 24, 2022, from 3 p.m.- 4 p.m.

Tuesday, April 6, 2021, from 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021, from  2 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Completed projects