Health inequity alive and well in Ohio

BY: - May 15, 2023

Last month, the Health Policy Institute of Ohio released its annual Health Value Dashboard, its marquee report analyzing health outcomes and cost of healthcare in the state of Ohio. This year, the report had a special focus on health equity. This section covers both the progress the state has made on the health equity front […]

COVID-19 hospitalizations are hitting record highs. Black Ohioans are carrying the heavy load

BY: - October 22, 2020

Though Black Ohioans comprise 14% of the state’s population, they make up 27% of the COVID-19 hospitalization load, state data shows. The community is similarly, though less drastically, overrepresented in Ohio’s coronavirus case load (18%) and death count (17%). Shawnita Sealy-Jefferson, a social epidemiologist at Ohio State University, is hardly surprised. “The root cause of […]