Water Quality Advisory Group

Clean air and water, safe places to walk outside and access to healthy food are conditions of the physical environment that affect the health and well-being of Ohioans. Poor water quality, including pollution and outdated infrastructure, contribute to poor health outcomes throughout one’s life, such as increased risk and spread of waterborne illnesses and increased exposure to lead. Harmful algal blooms and damage to infrastructure, including flooding, will also worsen as the climate changes, causing significant harm to the environment and putting the health of Ohioans at risk.

This advisory group informed a brief on the connections between water quality and health, a companion to a fact sheet released in January 2023, A Closer Look at Air Pollution and Health.

If you have questions about this project or feedback to share, please contact Lexi Chirakos (lchirakos@hpio.net) or Jacob Santiago (jsantiago@hpio.net).


Meeting information


Thursday, February 15, 2024 | 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Online via Zoom)

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Wednesday, December 13, 2023 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (Online via Zoom)

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Upcoming ACEs event

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio is partnering with Franklin County Public Health to host a two-part event focused on preventing and mitigating Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

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