The state of Ohio’s health: 2019 Health Value Dashboard

North Canton



Tuesday, April 30, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM EDT
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Kent State University at Stark Conference Center 
6000 Frank Ave. NW
North Canton, OH 44720

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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
  • HealthPath Foundation of Ohio
  • Cardinal Health Foundation
  • Mercy Health
  • CareSource Foundation
  • North Canton Medical Foundation


Alana Clark-Kirk
Health Policy Institute of Ohio


HPIO is releasing the 2019 Health Value Dashboard!

As part of the release, we are hosting three forums to explore how Ohio's performance on health value has changed, as well as Ohio’s strengths, challenges and policy opportunities to drive improvement.

Each forum will highlight Ohio's health and explore key themes in the 2019 Health Value Dashboard including gaps in outcomes by race/ethnicity, income/education level and disability status. Speakers will address policy opportunities to advance improved population health, health equity and sustainable healthcare spending such as the implementation of population health improvement strategies and upstream collaboration.

Canton speakers include:

  • Niall Brennan, President & CEO, Health Care Cost Institute
  • Paula Lantz, Ph.D, Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
  • Dr. Giridhar Mallya, Senior Policy Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Dr. Donald Ford, Chief Medical Officer, Better Health Partnership
Panelists include:
  • [Moderator] Daniel Cohn, Vice President, Strategy, Mt. Sinai Health Care Foundation
  • Dr. Judy Romano, Early Childhood Advisory Council and Ohio Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Brittany Pope, Director of Applied Clinical Sciences and Research, OhioGuidestone
  • Dr. Sonia Alemagno, Dean, College of Public Health, Kent State University
  • Sherry Smith,  Director of Nursing Services, Stark County Health Department
  • Gretchen Bowman, Client Attorney and Acting Director,Neighborhood Housing Services of Greater Cleveland

Thank you to the North Canton Medical Foundation and the Sisters of Charity Foundation of Canton for their generous support of this event!

The general attendance fee is $75. For additional fee options, please see the registration page. Registration begins at 10:00 am, with program starting at 10:30 am. Lunch will be served, please email Alana Clark-Kirk ( with dietary restrictions.

Attorney CLE credit: This course has been submitted to the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education and is approved for 2.75 hours of CLE credit.

Social work CEU credit: This course has been submitted to the National Association of Social Workers and is approved for 2.75 hours of CEU credit.

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Registration closes April 23, 2019. 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 (April 23, 2019). Refunds will not be issued for all cancellations received after April 23, 2019. If you do not send us notification of cancellation prior to the event on April 30, 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.