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Philanthropy Ohio and its members strive for a just and vibrant Ohio through policywork that promotes the health and well-being of Ohio’s families and children. Health advocacy efforts focus on long-term, systemic issues where philanthropy’s voice can inspire, resonate and transform communities. When advocacy work and public policy aligns with funding priorities, Philanthropy Ohio members can have an even greater impact. By leveraging our collective expertise, authority and resources, we can scale advocacy solutions more effectively.

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Philanthropy Ohio supports health policy reform that improves the health of all Ohioans 

For over a decade, Philanthropy Ohio and its members have engaged in policies that promote the health and well-being of Ohio’s families and children. The Health Initiative is a member-driven coalition that supports policies that advance anti-racist and anti-discriminatory policies; improve access to mental health services and birth equity; maintain access to public benefits; and pursue innovative approaches to addressing the social determinants of health.

Philanthropy Ohio convenes funders who support health, and:

  • Builds relationships with policymakers, including the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation, the Ohio General Assembly, members of Congress and key state agencies;
  • Educates on the most current research, trends and health policy issues at the state and federal levels; and
  • Advocates for policies to address the social determinants of health, increase equity and improve the health of all Ohioans.

Health Policy Briefings, Resources & Recordings 

Post-Budget Legislative Update Webinar Recording
Publication date: August 2, 2023

Philanthropy Ohio Legislative Agenda
Publication date: April 20, 2023

The Ohio Biennium Budget and Philanthropy at the Statehouse Program Recording
Publication date: April 20, 2023

2023 Farm Bill Federal Legislative Update Recording and Resources
Publication date: April 4, 2023

March 2023 Health Initiative Meeting Recording & Materials
Publication date: March 9, 2023

Join/Renew Your Membership

When you become a member of Philanthropy Ohio, you join a community of funder organizations 200+ members strong who are working to improve our communities! Already a member? Make sure your annual membership is up to date and you have access to all the benefits – from members-only peer convenings to public policy initiatives to the latest resources and networking events. 

Need Help?
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Learn more about Philanthropy Ohio’s advocacy work and how you can get involved! Contact Deborah Aubert Thomas.

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