Beyond medical care

September 11, 2015

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Executive summary 

In addition to medical care, health is shaped by our behaviors and by social, economic and physical environments.  Upstream prevention strategies that address the causes of health problems rather than just the downstream consequences can help to improve health value in Ohio.

This new HPIO report provides actionable steps to improve Ohio’s commitment to upstream prevention through a balanced portfolio of health improvement activities both inside and outside the healthcare system.  The main report and a series of fact sheets provide policymakers and health leaders with a roadmap to expand the health policy agenda in Ohio to include a more balanced focus on the factors that shape our health both inside and outside the clinical care system.

Click here to download a pack of five “Beyond medical care” PowerPoint slides

Click here for presentations slides (pdf) from a webinar overview of the “Beyond medical care” publication

Additional material

HPIO recommends the following reports from national organizations for additional detail on the concepts discussed in this report:



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