Policy Basics

Ohio Health Value Review — October 2018

February 5, 2019

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October 2018

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

The graphic below, created by HPIO for its policy brief Closing Ohio’s Health Gaps: Moving Towards Equity, shows the large geographic disparity in Ohio between the Census tracts with the lowest life expectancy and those with the highest. The map highlights the top 3 highest life expectancy tracts in green and the bottom three lowest life expectancy tracts in red.

Health value resources

The 2017 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 we spend more on health care than people in most other states. The resources below 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 

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

Past editions of the Health Value Review