Online event

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio is partnering with the Ohio Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Prevention and Promotion to take a closer look at what's driving the trend on early death. This webinar will explore the experiences and environments that lead to deaths among working-age Ohioans.

Many Ohioans struggle with poor health outcomes that result in early death. These deaths are largely preventable and have a tremendous impact on Ohio families and communities. Using data from the 2024 Health Value Dashboard, Hailey Akah, Vice President of Operations and Strategy at HPIO, will review the findings of the data brief “What’s driving the trend on early death?”, discussing trends and disparities in four key areas—addiction and overdose, alcohol overuse, tobacco use and violence and firearms—and spotlighting examples of policies and programs that are evidence-based to improve outcomes.

Dr. Holly Raffle, Professor at Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service and Faculty Director of the Ohio Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Prevention & Promotion, will moderate a panel discussion that will highlight successful behavioral health prevention initiatives that can impact outcomes across the key areas highlighted in the data brief.        


  • Barbara Adams Marin, Prevention Services Supervisor, Talbert House
  • Jamie Belcher, Health Educator, Sandusky County Public Health
  • Tonya Birney, Director of Prevention Services, Mental Health, Addiction and Recovery Services Board of Lorain County
  • Anita Clark, Assistant Health Commissioner, Columbus Public Health
  • George Hicks, Executive Director, ArkBuilders
  • Bridgett Hoff Sherman, Director of Youth and Recovery Services, Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board

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This webinar was made possible by the generous support of our 2024 Educational Events Series Sponsors.

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