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100+ Years as the Leading Advocate for Northeast Ohio Hospitals

The Center for Health Affairs is the leading advocate for Northeast Ohio hospitals, keeping the Northeast Ohio healthcare community on the leading edge of what’s happening with key health policy issues for 100+ years.

Synonymous with leadership in hospital advocacy, The Center continues to engage the cooperation of regional leaders to address issues that affect the delivery and efficiency of healthcare at the local, state and national levels. Whether shaping public policies or communicating the regional hospital perspective to the public, The Center's Public Policy and Advocacy team works tirelessly to support the region’s hospitals while strengthening the local healthcare economy.

As the leading advocate for Northeast Ohio hospitals, The Center recognizes the importance of keeping the community apprised of the latest public policy developments. To help increase awareness among our network of hospital and healthcare leaders, legislators, the media, and community members, this section of the site serves as The Center’s advocacy and information hotspot.

For concise overviews of complex health topics, visit the section of our website devoted to
health policy issues, including:

 Behavioral Health  Medical Liability
 Cultural Competency  Nonprofit Tax Status
 Drug Shortages  State Budget
 Health Reform  Uninsured
 Medicare  Quality
 Medicaid  Workplace Wellness Programs

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2017 Open Enrollment Period Underway
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Crain’s Features The Center’s Economic Impact Report
Ryan Weighs in on Healthy Ohio Medicaid Fee Plan
Economic Impact of Hospitals in Northeast Ohio Now Available
Value of Membership 38 to 1 Says Member ROI Report
Centennial Publication Included in Crain’s Sept. 5 Issue
New Study Shows Low Sign-up Rates for Federally Subsidized Health Insurance
“Centennial Viewpoints” Recaps 100 Years
Issue Brief Explores the Many Facets of Opioid Abuse
Gutowski Weighs in on the Effects of New Healthy Ohio Medicaid Proposal
Organ Donation the Focus of Latest Publication
Issue Brief Examines a Century of Healthcare in Northeast Ohio
Regional Community Benefit Highlighted in 2015 Hospital Fact Sheet