Groundwork Ohio Roadshow Listening Tour: Setting the policy agenda for young children
By By Shannon Jones, President & CEO, Groundwork Ohio

Groundwork Ohio strives to keep our work tightly focused. We know that the right investments at the right time can transform the lives of our most vulnerable children.
In April, we celebrate all that Medicaid does for public health in Ohio
By Angela Weaver, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Ohio Association of Health Plans

April is recognized as Medicaid Awareness Month, but I hope it’s clear to everyone how critical Medicaid is to public health, every day of every year.
Black women are at greater risk of dying from pregnancy and childbirth. These grants aim to change that.
By Dr. Bradley Jackson, Plan Performance Medical Director at Anthem BCBS Ohio Medicaid

This April 11 through 17 marks the seventh annual observance of Black Maternal Health Week in the U.S. I don’t say “celebration” because the facts, unfortunately, are dire.
Ohio’s Medicaid Managed Care Plans Reinvest In Ohio Communities
Ohio’s Medicaid managed care organizations (MCO) on April 9 announced the launch of a new yearly collaborative initiative designed to build healthier communities and reduce health inequities throughout the state.
What’s Behind My Health Insurance Premium? 5 Facts on Setting Rates
As high drug prices and other factors drive up the cost of health care, it’s understandable for ratepayers to wonder what’s behind the numbers. We’ve put together a fact sheet spelling out five key factors in how rates are determined.
Greater Health Equity Will Change the Course of Black History
By Ericka King Betts, PhD, Director of Health Equity for Ohio, Humana

In my field of health equity, we know a lot about the “what,” but making significant progress on health equity requires us to go further and delve into the “why.”
With Help from Public and Private Partners, We’re Bringing Better Care to Women and Children in Appalachia
By Scott Cantley, President and Chief Executive Officer, Memorial Health System

The challenges of providing the health care people need in rural Appalachia are well known, and I’ve spent my career working to overcome them. That makes what’s happening here with Memorial Health System a tremendous source of hope and excitement for all of us.

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