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.
Life expectancy for older Ohioans can differ by 29 years depending on where you live in the state (see graphic below). These gaps in life expectancy are particularly stark for older Ohioans of color, those with low incomes, with disabilities, and who live in rural or Appalachian regions of the state. Disparities are driven, in part, by discrimination and differences in community conditions, such as access to education, income and other resources. See the Summary Assessment of Older Ohioans for more information and see the U.S. Census Bureau website on National Older Americans Month, which is recognized every May.
The newly distributed 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.
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