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November 29, 2016 (Cleveland, Ohio)

State-Level Population Health Planning Work Wrapping Up as Year Draws to a Close



State-Level Population Health PlanningThe Center for Health Affairs – together with a diverse array of stakeholders – has been actively involved in state-level population health planning meetings throughout 2016 that have informed the development of the State Health Assessment (SHA) and State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP). Led by the Governor’s Office of Health Transformation, the Ohio Department of Health and the Health Policy Institute of Ohio, the development of the SHA and the SHIP are slated to be completed by the end of 2016.

The SHA is a report that provides a comprehensive and actionable picture of the health and well-being in Ohio and serves to inform the identification of priorities in the SHIP. Work on the SHA was completed over the summer.

The SHIP is a report that will be completed by December 2016 that aims to arm state agency leaders, local health departments, hospitals and other key stakeholders with a strategic menu of priorities, objectives and evidence-based strategies that can be used to support local collaborative planning. Three priority topics were identified by the SHA: chronic disease; maternal and infant health; and mental health and addiction. Throughout the fall, three work teams have been actively working to identify the objectives and evidence-based strategies that will inform the SHIP. The Center has been participating on all three work teams to lend support to the process and share the perspective of hospitals in Northeast Ohio.

To learn more about state-level population health planning efforts in Ohio, please visit the Health Policy Institute of Ohio’s SHA/SHIP webpage. To learn more about The Center’s involvement in state-level population health planning initiatives please contact Kirstin Craciun, MSW, MPP, director of community outreach, at 216.255.3616 or via email.