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2024 Health Value Dashboard

HPIO's biennial Health Value Dashboard is a tool to track Ohio’s progress toward health value — a composite measure of Ohio’s performance on population health outcomes and healthcare spending. The Dashboard examines Ohio’s performance relative to other states and D.C., tracks change over time, identifies and explores health disparities and inequities in Ohio, highlighting evidence-informed strategies that can be implemented to improve Ohio’s performance.

The 2024 Health Value Dashboard is the sixth edition of this publication. HPIO released previous editions in 2014, 2017, 2019, 2021 and 2023. This edition of the Dashboard is being released only one year after the last edition. HPIO has decided to publish the Dashboard in even years to better align with the development of the biennial state operating budget, with future releases on a biennial basis.


Note: An earlier version of the Dashboard had an incorrect number on page 5. The correct rate of avoidable ED visits is per 1,000 enrollees. Updated versions of the Dashboard and Snapshot were posted on 4.15.2024.


Where does Ohio rank?

Ohio ranks 44th on health value (a combination of population health and healthcare spending metrics) out of 50 states and D.C. This means that Ohioans live less healthy lives and spend more on health care than people in most other states. 


Policy priorities to improve health value

Ohio policymakers have many options to build on Ohio’s assets to create opportunities for prosperity and well-being throughout the state. Below are 12 policy options to improve health value, based on 2024 Dashboard findings.

Mental well-being

Tobacco and cannabis prevention

  • Establish state-level tobacco retailer licensing and fund robust public health enforcement of “Tobacco 21” age restrictions.
  • Implement marketing restrictions on tobacco and cannabis products and prohibit product types that are attractive to children and adolescents (including flavors and products that look like candy).
  • Ensure that Ohio’s new cannabis regulatory framework balances important policy goals such as protecting youth health and promoting equity.

Healthcare affordability

  • Establish a healthcare cost study commission to examine the key contributors to high healthcare spending, as well as ways to lower costs for consumers and employers, such as those created in Indiana and other states.
  • Ensure timely access to primary care, mental health, substance use disorder and dental services by strengthening provider network accuracy and adequacy and increasing provider workforce capacity.
  • Monitor the results of the new federal All-Payer Health Equity Approaches and Development (AHEAD) model, through which the federal government will collaborate with selected states to improve health, advance health equity and reduce healthcare cost growth.

Creating opportunities to thrive


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