The Governor’s Office of Health Transformation and the Ohio Department of Health today released a draft of the 2016 state health assessment.
The state health assessment is a comprehensive and actionable picture of health and wellbeing in Ohio. The purpose of the state health assessment is to:
- Inform identification of priorities for the upcoming state health improvement plan
- Provide a template for state agencies and local partners (uniform set of categories and metrics to use in related assessments)
The report includes information from several sources in order to provide a comprehensive picture of health and wellbeing in Ohio. Using existing data, this document presents data profiles on health outcomes and a broad range of factors that impact health outcomes, healthcare spending and disparities. These data profiles are followed by summaries of new information collected for this assessment, including qualitative information gathered through key informant interviews and regional forums. The Health Policy Institute of Ohio was commissioned to facilitate the state health assessment process and produce the publication.
The public is invited to provide input on the state health assessment until noon on July 5, 2016.
The final state health assessment is expected to be released later this summer, followed by the release of the 2016 state health improvement plan later this year.