Policy Basics

Ohio Health Value Review– August 2019

November 1, 2019

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August 2019

The Ohio Health Value Review is a quarterly electronic update from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio designed to strengthen connections between public health and healthcare partners in Ohio and highlight opportunities for different sectors to work together to improve health value in our state. 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

Analysis of the data in the Health Policy Institute of Ohio’s Health Value Dashboard found a strong correlation between smoking and health value. Ohio ranks in the bottom quartile for adult smoking and children living in a household with a smoker. The graphic below shows that every state in the top quartile for health value has a lower rate of adult smoking than Ohio.

Adult smoking rates in Ohio compared to states in top quartile for health value

Source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio. 2019 Health Value Dashboard

Health value resources

The 2019 Health Value Dashboard found that Ohio ranks 46 out of 50 states and the District of Columbia on health value, landing in the bottom quartile. This means that Ohioans are living less healthy lives and spending more on health care than people in most other states. In the Dashboard, HPIO prioritized nine evidence-based strategies that work to improve health value focused on:

  • Creating opportunities for all Ohio children to thrive
  • Investing upstream in employment, housing and transportation
  • Building and sustaining a high-quality addiction prevention, treatment and recovery system

  The resources below provide additional information that can be used to 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 

State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) priority topics

The 2017-2019 SHIP, facilitated by HPIO under contract with the Ohio Department of Health, lays out specific steps to achieve measurable improvements on key priorities. Below are resources that address those priority areas.

Mental health and addiction

Chronic disease

Maternal and infant health