State Health Assessment (SHA) regional forums

In October 2018, the Health Policy Institute of Ohio hosted a series of regional community forums on behalf of the Ohio Department of Health. These forums provided stakeholders from a wide variety of sectors with an opportunity to identify health-related priorities, strengths, challenges and emerging trends for all areas of the state. The information gathered during these forums will inform the next State Health Assessment (SHA), State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) and the Maternal and Child Health Block Grant and Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Needs Assessments.

All slides and handouts from the regional forums are posted below.

2019 State Health Assessment: Regional Forum Findings

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These forums are open to all stakeholders who are interested in improving health and quality of life in Ohio. If you need assistance to be able to participate, such as interpretation services, please let us know by contacting Alana Clark-Kirk ( and we will do our best to make accommodations.

Central: Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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Grange Audubon Insurance Center: 505 W Whittier St., Columbus, OH 43215

Central Ohio Counties

  • Ashland
  • Delaware
  • Fairfield
  • Fayette
  • Franklin
  • Knox
  • Licking
  • Logan
  • Madison
  • Marion
  • Morrow
  • Pickaway
  • Richland
  • Union

Southeast: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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Ohio University Inn & Conference Center: 331 Richland Ave. Athens, OH 45701

Southeast Ohio counties

  • Athens
  • Belmont
  • Coshocton
  • Gallia
  • Guernsey
  • Hocking
  • Jackson
  • Lawrence
  • Meigs
  • Monroe
  • Morgan
  • Muskingum
  • Noble
  • Perry
  • Pike
  • Ross
  • Scioto
  • Vinton
  • Washington

Southwest: Friday, October 12, 2018

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The Mandalay Catering Company and Ballroom: 2700 East River Road, Dayton, OH 45439

Southwest Ohio counties

  • Adams
  • Brown
  • Butler
  • Champaign
  • Clark
  • Clermont
  • Clinton
  • Darke
  • Greene
  • Hamilton
  • Highland
  • Miami
  • Montgomery
  • Preble
  • Shelby
  • Warren

Northwest: Tuesday, October 30, 2018

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Marathon Center for the Performing Arts: 200 W. Main Cross St., Findlay, OH 45840

Northwest Ohio counties

  • Allen
  • Auglaize
  • Crawford
  • Defiance
  • Erie
  • Fulton
  • Hancock
  • Hardin
  • Henry
  • Huron
  • Lucas
  • Mercer
  • Ottawa
  • Paulding
  • Putnam
  • Sandusky
  • Seneca
  • Van Wert
  • Williams
  • Wood
  • Wyandot

Northeast: Wednesday, October 31, 2018

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The NEW Center at NEOMED: 4211 Ohio St. Rt 44, Rootstown, OH 44272

Northeast Ohio counties

  • Ashtabula
  • Carroll
  • Columbiana
  • Cuyahoga
  • Geauga
  • Harrison
  • Holmes
  • Jefferson
  • Lake
  • Lorain
  • Mahoning
  • Medina
  • Portage
  • Stark
  • Summit
  • Trumbull
  • Tuscarawas
  • Wayne

Source: Association of Ohio Health Commissioners

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If you are unable to attend one of the forums, but would still like to participate in the State Health Assessment, click here to sign up for the mailing list.

Materials to review before attending a forum

To prepare for the main SHA forum, please review the following materials:

To prepare for the maternal and child health portion of the forum, please review the following materials:

State Health Assessment and State Health Improvement Plan background