The Health Policy Institute of Ohio is a nonprofit organization located in Columbus, Ohio, that was created in 2003 by a group of health foundations. These funders recognized the need for a statewide organization focused on independent, non-partisan health policy analysis. HPIO has earned a reputation as a trusted and credible resource for state policymakers and other key stakeholders.
HPIO’s vision will be achieved by improving health value in Ohio through improved population health and sustainable healthcare spending.
(updated and approved by the HPIO Board of Directors on 10/25/2021)
Federal, state and local public policy play an instrumental role in achieving health value. Policy change, as a complement to health programs and services, is a key lever to impacting healthcare spending and health outcomes. HPIO’s work will focus on state-level public policy decisions that can lead to improved health value. The Institute’s primary audience is state public policymakers in both the executive and legislative branches of Ohio government.
HPIO is Ohio’s only nonpartisan organization solely dedicated to informing state health policy decisions. The Institute’s independence from any particular sector and its knowledgeable staff enable the organization to be both agile and credible. HPIO does not take positions on specific legislation, but will use its expertise on a comprehensive range of health policy issues, including the social drivers of health, to translate complex health policy information for state policymakers and others and to provide objective research, analysis and data presentation.
HPIO will perform three key roles in the policymaking process:
HPIO embraces the following values:
Objectivity – Improving the health of all Ohioans without representing the perspective of a particular sector or political ideology.
Diversity – Seeking out and considering diverse perspectives and encouraging thoughtful dialogue focused on potential solutions.
Credibility – Providing information and policy options that are data driven and evidence informed.
Relevance – Focusing on the most pressing health policy issues facing Ohio and maintaining the agility needed to shift with changing needs and opportunities.
HPIO engages state policymakers and many other stakeholders in its work. These stakeholders include:
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio ensures equal employment opportunity in accordance with the Ohio Revised Code 125.111 and all applicable federal regulations and guidelines. For more information on our Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy, click here.
HPIO’s offices are located at:
140 E. Town Street, Suite 1000
Columbus, Ohio 43215
Main phone number: 614.224.4950