Policy Basics

Ohio Health Value Review- May 2021

September 30, 2021

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


May 2021
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.

Last month, the Health Policy Institute of Ohio released the latest edition of its Health Value Dashboard™.
According to the Dashboard, Ohio ranks 47th in the nation in health value compared to other states and D.C. This means that Ohioans live less healthy lives and spend more on health care than people in most other states. Ohio’s overall health value rank was 47 in 2014, 46 in 2017 and 46 in 2019. Below is a graphic summarizing three key reasons why Ohio is near the bottom nationally in health value.

Why does Ohio rank poorly?

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Health value resources

The resources below can be used to improve health value in Ohio.

Population health and healthcare spending

Social and economic environment

HPIO fact sheets:

Physical environment

Access to care

Healthcare system

Public health and prevention

Health equity


State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) priority topics

The 2020-2022 SHIP, facilitated by HPIO under contract with the Ohio Department of Health, lays out specific steps to achieve measurable improvements on three priority health outcomes. Below are resources that address those priority areas.

Mental health and addiction

Chronic disease

Maternal and infant health


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