There are many reasons why Ohio has high healthcare costs and poor health outcomes, but one finding stands out: Ohio ranks last among all states in Public Health and Prevention. This reﬂects challenges such as low childhood immunization rates, low investment in tobacco prevention, and a relatively small public health workforce.
The good news is that there are evidence-based strategies that Ohio can implement to improve outcomes…what we refer to as “Upstream Prevention.” This 1-CE-presentation will focus on opportunities to increase Ohio’s commitment to preventing illness and injuries, with emphasis on strategies that attack the CAUSES of health problems rather than REACTING to symptoms and conditions.
As indicated, this event is good for 1 hour of CE credit. Special thanks to Aetna for underwriting today’s speaker!
About our Speaker:
Amy Rohling McGee is the President of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio.
McGee has served as the president of HPIO, a nonpartisan, independent nonprofit organization that provides information and analysis to state policymakers and others, since 2010. In her leadership role, she is responsible for management, resource development and stakeholder relationship building. McGee frequently presents HPIO’s work at local, state and federal meetings.
Her prior public sector experience includes work in the executive branch of state government focused on policy related to issues such as health insurance, health system improvement and Medicaid; and service in the state legislature as a Legislative Service Commission intern in the mid-1990s. Private sector experience includes five years as the executive director of the Ohio Association of Free Clinics, representing health clinics that served the uninsured, primarily through volunteers. She also has led community-based nonprofit programs.
McGee earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Social Work from the Ohio State University. She has received the Business First “Forty Under Forty” award and the Ohio State University Alumni Association William Oxley Thompson award. She currently serves on the Ohio State University Alumni Council, representing the College of Social Work.