The Philanthropy Ohio Health Initiative is a member-driven coalition focused on health policy reform that improves the health of all Ohioans. Membership in the initiative is open to all Philanthropy Ohio members, with quarterly in-person meetings and monthly enews updates. The initiative focuses on:

  • Building relationships with policymakers, including the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation, the General Assembly, members of Congress and key state agencies;
  • Educating funders on current health issues and policies at the state and federal levels; and
  • Advocating for policies to address the social determinants of health, increase equity and improve the health of all Ohioans

Contact Claudia Herrold to learn more about this initiative. Health Initiative Flyer

Opioid Crisis Funders Group

Philanthropy Ohio members addressing the opioid crisis met April 30 and reviewed a white paper reporting on funding and foundation activities that address the opioid addiction crisis in the state. Contact Claudia Herrold to join the group, which meets quarterly.

October’s Update on Ohio’s Addiction Crisis meeting focused on Governor DeWine’s administration’s work in addressing Ohio’s addiction crisis.

The Ohio Department of health released its 2018 Ohio Drug Overdose Data report

Health Policy Resources

Ohio Medicaid Update - May 14, 2020
Survey shows charitable impacts during COVID-19 pandemic-Spectrum News 1 Interview

Health in Mind - Mental Health and Addiction
Ohio Department of Medicaid's Multi-System Youth Updates
Health Education Standards Policy Brief
Social Determinants of Health
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio
Governor’s Office of Health Transformation
What is health equity?
Ohio Department of Health
Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services