The Health Policy Institute released its latest publication, “Beyond medical care: Emerging policy opportunities to advance prevention and improve health value in Ohio.”
In addition to medical care, health is shaped by our behaviors and by social, economic and physical environments. Upstream prevention strategies that address the causes of health problems rather than just the downstream consequences can help to improve health value in Ohio.
This new HPIO report provides actionable steps to improve Ohio’s commitment to upstream prevention through a balanced portfolio of health improvement activities both inside and outside the healthcare system. The main report and a series of fact sheets provide policymakers and health leaders with a roadmap to expand the health policy agenda in Ohio to include a more balanced focus on the factors that shape our health both inside and outside the clinical care system.
At 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, HPIO will host a webinar on Beyond medical care. The 30-minute webinar will provide an overview of the publication and supplemental materials, and ways to engage with HPIO and the Ohio Wellness and Prevention Network on upstream prevention. Partners from philanthropy, public health and community-based organizations will review the report’s recommendations and share ideas for how they can be used. Click here to register.