2018-2019 State Budget, As Introduced:
Ohio Departments of Health and
Developmental Disabilities

Tara Britton, Director of Public Policy and Advocacy | Edward D. and Dorothy E. Lynde Fellow
Brie Lusheck, Public Policy Associate

March 27, 2017

A comprehensive look at proposals in the Ohio Departments of Developmental Disabilities and Health budgets, as introduced in Governor Kasich’s budget.

Key Takeaways

  • In early 2017, the State of Ohio released its State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP), which is an actionable plan to improve health and control health care spending.
  • ODH and the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) seek to leverage $5 million per year in federal Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) funding for lead abatement in properties where children reside.
  • The introduced budget continues many initiatives introduced in previous budgets with further expansion of community living options through waivers and additional programs for the developmentally disabled.
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