Policy Basics

Ohio Health Value Review-February 2023

May 5, 2023

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

In January, HPIO released a new Health Value Dashboard policy brief titled “A closer look at outdoor air pollution and health.” Among the findings in the brief are that the physical environment, which includes outdoor air quality, has a much stronger correlation with the overall health of a state than access to care or healthcare system performance. The figure below shows the strength of the relationship between domains in the Dashboard and population health, indicating that the physical environment (including outdoor air quality) is strongly connected to a state’s overall health, only surpassed by public health and prevention.

HPIO hosted a 30-minute webinar to highlight findings from the brief. For more details and to watch a recording, visit: https://www.healthpolicyohio.org/webinar-outdoor-air-pollution-and-health/

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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