HPIO is an independent and nonpartisan organization. Our mission is to advance evidence-informed policies that improve health, achieve equity, and lead to sustainable healthcare spending in Ohio. HPIO’s primary audience is policymakers and since voters are policymakers in the case of a ballot initiative, HPIO regularly creates resource pages to make information on the health impact of relevant statewide ballot issues easily accessible. The links to resources contained on this page are for educational purposes only and do not reflect the views of HPIO, including HPIO staff, board members and funders.
On Nov. 7, 2023, Ohioans will vote on Issue 1 – a ballot initiative that would create a constitutional amendment that would:
Issue 1 is a citizen-initiated constitutional amendment. This means that the constitutional amendment was proposed by Ohio citizens and will be submitted directly to Ohio voters who can vote to enact the amendment to the Ohio constitution. This process does not require any action from the Ohio state legislature (i.e., General Assembly).
For more details about the ballot initiative process, see the Ohio Secretary of State website.
Ohio Decides: Issue 1 Forum (Oct. 15) — Ohio Debate Commission