The Cincinnati Enquirer recently published an opinion piece authored by Ashlee Young, Vice President of Policy and Engagement at Interact for Health, Jill Miller, President & CEO, Bethesda Inc. and bi3, and Amy Rohling McGee, MSW President at Health Policy Institute of Ohio. The article describes how tackling the root causes of disparities would unlock Ohio’s full economic potential.
“If every Ohioan had the chance to live a healthy life and fully take part in the state’s economy, our state and all its residents would benefit. Ohioans would enjoy a greater quality of life, and we would unlock the state’s full economic potential. However, the data clearly shows that opportunities for health and economic stability are not available to all Ohioans.
New research from the Health Policy Institute of Ohio reveals that ending all racial and ethnic disparities in the state could lead to 10% growth in Ohio’s economy. That would be a gain of $79 billion in economic output each year by 2050.”