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The Bureau of Healthy Ohio is a key component of a comprehensive health care reform initiative and is located in the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). Healthy Ohio’s goal is to improve the health of all Ohioans to create a better quality of life, assure a more productive workforce and equip students for learning, while also contributing to the more efficient and cost-effective use of medical services.

Healthy Ohio’s three core program areas of health promotionchronic disease & injury prevention and health equity work collaboratively with public and private partners and consult with the Healthy Ohio Advisory Council to create the changes in communities, worksites, schools and health care settings that lead to better health for all Ohioans.

Healthy Ohio works to provide the information and tools Ohioans need to lead more active lives, eat a balanced diet and receive appropriate health screenings -- strategies that will, over time, help reduce the incidence and increase the early detection and long-term management of chronic disease. Healthy Ohio recognizes that the tools necessary to achieve and maintain health are not universally available, and strives to identify and reduce disparities that exist.

Last Reviewed 11/14/12