Policy Basics

Ohio Health Value Review-August 2022

November 10, 2022

August 2022

The Ohio Health Value Review is a quarterly electronic update from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio designed to highlight opportunities for policymakers and stakeholders to improve health value in Ohio. If you have questions about the newsletter or have suggested tools or resources you would like to see included in future editions, please contact Nick Wiselogel, HPIO’s Vice President of Strategic Communications.

Health value graphic

Both homicides and suicides have substantially increased in Ohio over the past two decades and firearms have been used in a greater percentage of those deaths, analysis from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio has found (see graphic below, created by HPIO in March).

Between 1999 and 2020 (the most-recent year in which data is available), suicide deaths in Ohio increased 49% from 1,102 to 1,644 and homicides increased 123% from 450 to 1,004.

The percent of homicides in which a firearm was used has also risen steadily over the past two decades. In 1999, a firearm was used in 57% of homicides, and in 2020 that percentage increased to 82%. In 2020, a firearm was used in 54.9% of suicides.

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Health value resources

The resources below, organized by the domains in HPIO’s Health Value Dashboard, can be used to help improve health value in Ohio.

Population health and healthcare spending

Social and economic environment

Physical environment

Access to care

Healthcare system

Public health and prevention

Health equity

To see the most current edition of the Ohio Health Value Review click here