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March 18, 2024

HPIO brief outlines the connection between water quality and health

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) – The Health Policy Institute of Ohio will release a new publication tomorrow (March 19), that provides an overview of water quality in Ohio and details the link between water quality and health.

HPIO’s analysis found that Ohio has seen substantial improvement in the quality of its water in recent decades. Still, there are challenges facing the state that could hinder progress.

The policy brief focuses on the importance of clean water to the health of Ohioans and the many effects that water pollution and deteriorating infrastructure can have throughout life, highlighting data and information for policymakers to improve Ohio’s water quality, including:

  • How poor water quality affects health
  • Which Ohioans are most affected by poor water quality
  • What Ohio has done to address water quality and additional steps the state can take

HPIO is hosting a 30-minute webinar on the findings of the brief on Tuesday, April 23, 2024 at 11 am. For more information or to register, visit:

This project was made possible through the generous support of the SC Ministry Foundation, which promotes the mission and ministry of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, as well as HPIO’s core funders.

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