Tuesday, September 19, 2017 from 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM EDT
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Ohio University Walter Hall Rotunda
25 S. Green Drive
Athens, OH 45701

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Hailey Akah
Health Policy Institute of Ohio

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
  • The George Gund Foundation
  • Saint Luke’s Foundation of Cleveland
  • The Cleveland Foundation
  • HealthPath Foundation of Ohio
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton
  • Sisters of Charity Foundation of Cleveland
  • Cardinal Health Foundation
  • United Way of Greater Cincinnati
  • Mercy Health
  • CareSource Foundation
  • SC Ministry Foundation
  • United Way of Central Ohio


Closing Health Gaps in Southeast Ohio 

At this regional forum, held in Athens, stakeholders will learn about Ohio’s overall health status and challenges, as well as health disparities and inequities experienced byOhioans with low incomes and other priority populations across the state. Data and information will be shared from the 2017 HPIO Health Value Dashboard,the 2016 State Health Assessment (SHA) and the County Health Rankings Ohio Health Gaps Report

Attendees also will learn about actionable, evidence-informed strategies that can be implemented by local health improvement initiatives to reduce health disparities and achieve health equity. The forum will include a facilitated panel of local experts who will discuss the impact of health disparities and inequities and potential strategies to decrease health disparities in southeast Ohio.

Panelists include: 
* Mark Cardosi, Southeastern Ohio Legal Services, Portsmouth
* Ron Rees, Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development
* Theressa Snyder, Perry Behavioral Health Choices, Inc.
* Richard Wittberg, Washington County Health Department

Lunch will be served (vegetarian options available)

Registration begins at 10:00 am, with program starting at 10:30 am.

Forum attendance is free of charge.

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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations must be made in writing to Hailey Akah at hakah@hpio.net. The last day to cancel registration is one week prior to the event (Sept. 12, 2017).

Southeast regional forum partners