Health Initiative Meeting – May 2022

Thursday, May 26, 2022 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
Ohio University Dublin Campus 6785 Bobcat Way, Classroom 240

Join your fellow health coalition members as we work to refresh and refocus our policy agenda. Hear updates from the Ohio Department of Medicaid regarding access to Medicaid coverage as the state resumes eligibility checks and learn how public-private relationships can advance health equity. 


Health Initiative Meeting – February 2022

Thursday, February 17, 2022 -
10:00am to 1:00pm

Explore a new report on the future of behavioral health and learn about the Ohio Department of Health’s plans for health improvement zones as well as philanthropy’s role in this work. 


Health Initiative Meeting – December 2021

Thursday, December 16, 2021 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Explore the newest “Beat the Stigma Campaign” from the Ohio Opioid Alliance and learn about the Ohio Department of Health’s plans for health improvement zones. Additionally, hear the latest health policy update from Byers, Minton and Associates at the December meeting.


Health Initiative Meeting – October 2021

Thursday, October 7, 2021 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Hear the latest health policy updates from Byers, Minton & Associates; examine data on the intersection of criminal justice and health; and explore incentives to improve food security at the October meeting.


Health Initiative Meeting – August 2021

Thursday, August 12, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:45am

Hear updates from Byers, Minton and Associates; data on criminal justice and health; a reflection from Amy Acton, former director of the Ohio Department of Health; and a look ahead post-pandemic at philanthropy’s role in recovery. 


April Health Initiative Meeting

Thursday, April 15, 2021 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

The April Health Initiative meeting will provide an update on the state’s $160 billion all-funds budget as it relates to investments in public health and wellness and other state health policies

Ohio Department of Medicaid's Ohio Children's Initiative Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS)

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The new OhioRISE program will go live on July 1 and will use the Ohio Children’s Initiative CANS tool to establish eligibility. The CANS was developed with leadership from Governor DeWine’s Children’s Initiatives and Ohio’s child-serving state agencies and is used by a wide variety of providers to inform care planning and decision-making for children and adolescents with behavioral health needs. Certified Ohio Children’s Initiative CANS assessors are expected to use the CANS to gather all information about the child/youth and family story to describe their strengths and needs.

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Ohio Budget Health Policies

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Read the final appropriations in the state budget related to health policy for fiscal years 2022-2023 in this Ohio Budget Fact Sheet "Investing in Ohio's Future: Healthy People."

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Philanthropy Ohio June Health Initiative Meeting

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View and download resources from the June Health Initiative Meeting, which provided an overview of the state’s budget as it relates to investments in health as well as other bills and how these measures can impact your grantmaking. We heard from Jamie Carmichael on health equity initiatives by the Ohio department of Health as well as from other staff from the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services about overdose deaths and infant mortality disparities.

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