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Billions available to Ohio economy if racial disparities were eliminated, study shows

BY: - July 20, 2023

Racial disparities are keeping the state of Ohio from bringing in billions into the economy, a new study shows. The Health Policy Institute studied disparities experienced by Black and Hispanic/Latino Ohioans, and how improvements to their health and “economic vitality” could improve the state in those categories as well. “Beyond the substantial impacts on people […]

Labor force decreased in Ohio as working-age deaths increased, data shows

BY: - July 12, 2023

As participation in the labor force went down, working-age Ohioans still face rising death rates, a new report shows. Research from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio showed a 9% decline in the labor force participation rate for the state from 2007 to 2022, according to data collected for a 2023 Health Value Dashboard, which […]


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 […]

Ohio’s health disparities weigh down progress, annual study shows

BY: - May 8, 2023

An annual dissection of various aspects of Ohioans’ health showed improvements in some areas related to access to care, but also saw demographic disparities continue to hold the state down. The Health Policy Institute of Ohio’s annual Health Value Dashboard compares the state to the rest of country in terms of general health outcomes, along […]

Air pollution impacting maternal, infant health of Ohioans

BY: - January 23, 2023

Improving air quality in the state would lead to better health for Ohioans, and could be done through policy changes, according to a policy think tank. In a recent examination of the connections between air pollution and health, the Health Policy Institute focused on maternal and infant health, lung and heart conditions and cognitive conditions, […]

Health Policy Institute of Ohio argues cash bail bad for community health

BY: - September 29, 2022

Researchers with the Health Policy Institute of Ohio are raising concerns about the health impacts of cash bail. This November voters will decide on a measure that could place greater emphasis on the practice. Issue 1 would direct judges in Ohio to weigh public safety when setting the dollar amount for bail. They already take […]