State Budget 2018-2019
In the spring of 2017 the Ohio General Assembly will make key decisions about funding health and social services programs in the state budget bill. The Center for Community Solutions has many resources that can help human service advocates understand the budget and the implications of changes made by legislators as it moves through the process.
2018-2019 State Budget Resources
Budget Landscape: Ohio’s Health and Human Services Agencies 2018-2019
This report takes a retrospective look at the Ohio Departments of Aging, Developmental Disabilities, Health, Job and Family Services, and Mental Health and Addiction Services. Budget Landscape: Ohio’s Health and Human Services Agencies 2018-2019 discusses major changes in the agencies during the Kasich Administration and takes a look ahead at the landscape for the upcoming state budget. This edition of State Budgeting Matters also provides an overview of the transportation budget, which is a separate process than the general operating budget.
Ohio Department of Medicaid Budget Preview
In this report, Policy Fellow Loren Anthes takes a retrospective look at the Department, the significant structural changes of the program since the beginning of the Kasich administration, the movement toward value and privatization, and identifies some major issues to look out for in the upcoming biennial budget.
State Budgeting Matters
Bi-monthly report that provides an in-depth look at policy decisions shaping major health and social service programs.
Human Service Overview
Background on key health, social service, education, and corrections budget topics.
Public Policy Goals that Guide The Center for Community Solutions’ 2018-2019 State Operating Budget Work
- Strengthening the Health and Human Services Safety Net -- Support sustainable revenue and funding for safety-net health and human services that meet basic human needs, alleviate poverty, and reduce disparities.
- Medicaid -- Support the development of sound, cost-effective Medicaid policies through research, analysis, and advocacy.
- Safety, Health, and Economic Wellbeing of Older Adults -- Support improving the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable older adults by strengthening laws and funding surrounding elder abuse, transportation for older adults, and senior nutrition.
- Improving Maternal and Infant Health -- Support initiatives to improve maternal and infant health that will reduce our community’s high rates of infant mortality.
- Improving Access to Behavioral Health Services -- Support initiatives to expand access to behavioral health services, particularly substance abuse prevention and treatment.
- Adolescent Reproductive Health Education -- Support access for adolescents and young adults to medically accurate, age, and culturally appropriate reproductive health education.
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