New HPIO fact sheet highlights opportunities for policymakers to support health, well-being of Ohioans of color
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio has released a new fact sheet that outlines actions state and local policymakers can take to support the health and well-being of Ohioans of color and move Ohio toward a more economically vibrant and healthier future.
“Ensuring that every Ohioan has a fair opportunity to achieve good health and well-being is a shared value in both the public and private sectors,” the fact sheet states. “However, Ohioans of color continue to face barriers to health where they live, work, learn, play and age.”
The fact sheet, titled “State and Local Policymakers: Ensuring Ohioans of Color Have a Fair Opportunity for Good Health,” is the first in a series of three that provides action steps that can be taken to address the health impacts of racism. The publication highlights eight action steps that policymakers can take, including examples from policymakers in Ohio and across the country.
“Government can play a strong role in educating, encouraging and creating opportunity for private sector partners and the public to take action,” according to the fact sheet. “Many states, counties and municipalities are promoting health by understanding and addressing unfair and unjust policies and practices.”
The remaining two fact sheets in the series will provide information on how private sector partners, community groups and individuals can take action to advance equitable opportunities for Ohioans of color.