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Thursday, October 15, 2020
Wellness, quality of health care for poor Ohioans centerpiece of new Medicaid approach »
"Gov. Mike DeWine’s administration has unveiled plans for a long-awaited overhaul of the $28 billion Medicaid health-...
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Positive drug tests rising with coronavirus pandemic, report shows »
"Illicit drug use appears to be scaling up in the United States since COVID-19 was declared a national emergency, a newly...
Friday, September 18, 2020
COVID-19 in Ohio: State issues recommendations for trick-or-treating, Halloween activities »
"The Ohio Department of Health released Halloween guidelines for COVID-19 on Friday that recommend that all hay rides and...
Sunday, September 6, 2020
Black, Hispanic Ohioans face outsized COVID-19 risk »
"Six months into the pandemic, data paints a stark picture of how Black and Hispanic Ohioans face an outsized risk from th...
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Younger COVID-19 cases on the rise in Medina County »
"More than one-third of all coronavirus cases in Medina County are from persons under the age of 35, which coincides with...
Monday, August 10, 2020
Ohio passes 100,000 cases »
“There have been a total of 100,848 cases and 3,669 deaths reported from coronavirus in Ohio as of Sunday, August 9, the O...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Coronavirus in Ohio: Gov. Mike DeWine issues statewide mask order »
“Franklin County and all surrounding counties except Madison were among 19 red counties in Ohio, covering about 60 percent...
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Coronavirus in Ohio: Gov. Mike DeWine issues statewide mask order »
“Franklin County and all surrounding counties except Madison were among 19 red counties in Ohio, covering about 60 percent...
Thursday, July 9, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Will Franklin County go on ‘purple alert’ for worst coronavirus spread in Ohio? »
“Franklin County and Columbus could have its spike of coronavirus cases — while not an official designation — essentially...
Tuesday, June 30, 2020
COVID tests becoming more available; should you get one? »
"Ohio is lifting restrictions on who can be tested for the coronavirus. Whether individuals should get tested, especially...
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
HIV National Testing Day June 27th »
“DAYTON, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) – June 27th is National HIV Testing Day. The CDC estimates 1 in 7 people who are HIV positive do...
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
COVID-19 Testing Ramps Up Throughout Ohio »
“Ohio may be reopened, but COVID -19 hasn’t gone away. The recent spike in cases shows the virus still remains in the Miam...
Thursday, June 11, 2020
Gov. DeWine says COVID-19 testing now available to anyone »
“COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday that anyone in the state who wants a COVID-19 test...
Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Cuyahoga County reports near-record 66 drug overdose deaths in May, and number could rise, medical e »
"CLEVELAND, Ohio -- At least 66 people died in May after overdosing on heroin, fentanyl or cocaine in Cuyahoga County, and...
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Contact Tracing Is a Time-Tested Method for Fighting Outbreaks but It's Facing New Challenges… »
"The coronavirus is bringing time-tested techniques for controlling the spread of disease front and center. For decades...
Friday, May 22, 2020
It's not too late to participate in Mental Health Awareness Month »
“For more than 70 years, since 1949, the month of May has been recognized nationally as Mental Health Awareness Month. It’...
Thursday, May 21, 2020
New synthetic opioid may have arrived in Ohio »
"Isotonitazene, a new synthetic opioid, has been detected in the blood of people who died from overdoses in Illinois and I...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Public health alert: Cuyahoga County coroner says COVID-19 pandemic may be factor in recent spike »
“The Cuyahoga County medical examiner issued a public health alert on Tuesday after seeing a startling spike in drug overd...
Saturday, April 25, 2020
Coronavirus: Four testing locations in the Clark County area now available »
"According to the Clark County Combined Health District, the testing locations are Northparke Internal Medicine at 211 Nor...
Friday, April 24, 2020
Ohio to start robust testing »
"Ohio officials said Friday a plan is in place to ramp up coronavirus testing, this on the day the state's confirmed cases...
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The Implications of COVID-19 for Mental Health and Substance Use »
"The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn have negatively affected many people’s mental health and created ne...
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Doctors transitioning to telemedicine for routine visits »
"LIMA — Routine doctor’s appointments are beginning to look a lot different as a result of the coronavirus. All non-urg...
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Emptied by postponed surgeries and new restrictions, central Ohio hospitals anticipate patient surge »
"As cases of COVID-19 increase across the state, central Ohio health-care providers are planning for the best and worst ca...
Friday, March 27, 2020
Telehealth use rapidly expands in Ohio during pandemic »
"The COVID-19 outbreak is fueling an expansion of telehealth as state and federal officials seek to reduce the strain on t...
Thursday, March 26, 2020
Behavioral health hotline »
"In response to the increased stress and anxiety related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting stay in place orders,...
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Boost in confirmed coronavirus cases expected as testing ramps up in Ohio »
"More Ohioans are expected to be diagnosed with COVID-19 with the increase in testing but experts caution that while the j...
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Governor DeWine Provides COVID-19 Update »
"(COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, M.D., MPH, today provided a...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Ohio Department of Health to Update Coronavirus Disease 2019 Numbers Daily »
"(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) will start a new process for publicly sharing updates on Persons U...
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Advocates seek change to Ohio HIV disclosure laws »
"COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – There is a new push to change laws regarding HIV disclosure in Ohio. Many living with the viru...
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Infant mortality rate falls in Butler County, racial gap remains in Ohio »
"Fewer Ohio infants died in 2018, new state data shows, though a wide gap still remains between the rate of black and whit...
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
‘Implicit biases’ a factor in pregnancy-related death rate »
"Public health officials need to expand access to care, and doctors must focus more on patient experiences to reduce the p...
Friday, February 14, 2020
New HPIO, OSU policy brief explores link between clinician wellbeing and patient care and safety »
"The Health Policy Institute of Ohio, in partnership with the Ohio State University College of Nursing Helene Fuld Health...
Friday, February 7, 2020
Study: Ohio law change leads to dramatic increase in naloxone access »
"The number of prescriptions to a life-saving overdose reversal medication grew in Ohio grew by 2,328% following a state l...
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Asian community group, worried by coronavirus-related racism, urges Clevelanders to ‘get the facts’ »
"CLEVELAND, Ohio — Racism directed at Asian Americans because of coronavirus-related fears is wrong and must stop, a Cleve...
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Increasing distribution of overdose-reversing Narcan part of updated city-county drug-addiction batt »
"The 2020 Columbus and Franklin County Addiction Plan, formerly known as the Franklin County Opiate Action Plan, aims to r...

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