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July 23, 2018

The State of Sex Ed

2017 Community Assessme­nt Report Executive Summary On October 13th, 2017, the Collaborative for Comprehensive School Age Health and the Central Ohio Coalition for Sexual Health invited organizations engaged in implementing comprehensive sex education across the state of Ohio to come together to share their work and experiences. This report is the result of that one-day community discussion...

June 25, 2018

Crunching the Numbers: Data and Platforming Value in Medicaid

INTRODUCTION In 2015, the Ohio Department of Medicaid processed more than 3 million claims through its online portal, the Medicaid Information Technology System (MITS), representing nearly $960 million in reimbursement and providers submitted more than 24 million eligibility inquiries.[1] Additionally, with nearly $48,000 a minute reimbursed to Ohio’s nearly 90,000 providers, the Ohio Medicaid program’s...

June 18, 2018

Adult Protective Services: Case Study of Seven Counties

By: Brie Lusheck, Public Policy Associate Emily Muttillo, Applied Research Fellow William Tarter Jr., Policy Planning Associate and Community Advocacy   In the past five years, the state of Ohio has seen major policy changes related to Adult Protective Services (APS) which are detailed in Adult Protective Services: Providing Context in an Aging State by The...

June 12, 2018

Public Comment to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

INTRODUCTION Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §5166.37,[1] the Ohio General Assembly has mandated the Ohio Department of Medicaid seek federal approval for an 1115 Demonstration Waiver imposing work requirements on individuals covered through Medicaid via the Group VIII expansion. Pursuant to law established in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and further articulated in...

June 11, 2018

Making the Grade: Education and Medicaid in Ohio and Beyond

 INTRODUCTION After signing the Higher Education Act of 1965, President Lyndon Johnson returned to San Marcos, Texas, a place where he had once taught impoverished schoolchildren in a segregated environment, and recalled his experience as a teacher stating, “…this nation could never rest while the door to knowledge remained closed to any American.”[1] Through this...

June 3, 2018

Family and Youth in Crisis, How Ohio’s Identifying and Funding the Population

Family and Youth in Crisis, How Ohio’s Identifying and Funding the Population Gayle Channing-Tenenbaum Consultant, Children’s Medicaid Policy   Ohio’s 2018-2019 biennial budget included an appropriation of $5 million in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) funding per year for children with complex care needs whose parents or legal guardians are at risk of relinquishing custody...

May 14, 2018

Wraparound Services for Young People in Poverty: Taking a Look at CCMEP with New Program Data

The Comprehensive Case Management and Employment Program (CCMEP) began in July 2016 and is targeted to reach one of Ohio’s most vulnerable populations – youth and young adults in poverty. The program combines funding from the Workforce Investment and Opportunities Act (WIOA) and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) to provide wraparound services to positively...