Promoting Healthy Behaviors and Personal Responsibility

Politics, Perceptions and Health 



Wednesday, October 2, 2019 from 9:30 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center
2201 Fred Taylor Drive
Columbus, OH 43210

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Thank you to HPIO’s core funders

The following core funders are advancing the health of Ohioans through informed policy decisions:

  • Interact for Health
  • Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
  • Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland
  • The George Gund Foundation
  • The Cleveland Foundation
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
  • HealthPath Foundation of Ohio
  • Cardinal Health Foundation
  • Mercy Health
  • CareSource Foundation
  • North Canton Medical Foundation
  • The Nord Family Foundation


Alana Clark-Kirk
Health Policy Institute of Ohio

In Ohio and across the country, there is growing interest in encouraging healthy behaviors and promoting personal responsibility to improve health. This forum will explore the role policymakers and others can play in engaging people in their own health.  Speakers will also discuss how community conditions impact our health choices, diverse perspectives on the issue and potential policy implications in Ohio.

Speakers include:

  • Joan Alker, Executive Director/Co-Founder, Center for Children and Families and Research Professor, Georgetown University McCourt School of Public Policy
  • Dr. Megan Amaya, Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing and Director of Health Promotion and Wellness, Ohio State University College of Nursing
  • Rep. Jim Butler, Ohio House of Representatives
  • Dr. Gary LeRoy, Associate Professor, Family Medicine and Associate Dean, Student Affairs and Admissions, Wright State University
  • Dr. Bruce Rogen, Chief Medical Officer, Cleveland Clinic Employee Health Plan
  • Rep. Allison Russo, Ohio House of Representatives

The general attendance fee is $65. For additional fee options, please see the registration page. Registration begins at 9:00 am, with program starting at 9:30 am. Lunch will be served, please email Alana Clark-Kirk ( with dietary restrictions.

Attorney CLE credit: This course will be submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education to be approved for 3.25 hours of CLE credit.

Social work CEU credit: This course will be submitted to the National Association of Social Workers to be approved for 3.25 hours of CEU credit. 

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Registration is now closed. No same day registration.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing to Alana Clark-Kirk ( The last day to cancel registration for a full refund is one week prior to the event (September 25, 2019). Refunds will not be issued for all cancellations received after September 25, 2019. If you do not send us notification of cancellation prior to the event on October 2, 2019, you will be required to remit the full amount of the registration fee. Those who do not remit payment will be required to pay in advance for any future events.

Note for State Employees and Legislators: Forum registration fee can be waived for all State of Ohio executive branch employees, legislators and staff. However, state employees, legislators and staff that are reportable persons should note that their attendance at the event is subject to JLEC disclosure if their forum registration fee is waived. Reportable persons are required to file a financial disclosure form (FDS) with JLEC. If you are unsure whether or not you are reportable, please consult your legal counsel.