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Webinar: Overcoming Roadblocks to Health

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February 22, 2019 - 1:00pm

Join Policy Matters Ohio and partners in their discussion on how to address barriers that keep Ohioans from living happy, healthy lives.

Ohio ranks 44th in the nation for overall health of our residents. This is in large part due to structural problems tied to poverty, racism and income inequality in the state. Being poor is bad for your health. Poverty is stressful. Chronic poverty is toxic.

Ohio can be a state where people – whether black, white or brown – or whether they live in a city, a suburb or rural area – can live happy, healthy lives.

Please join Policy Matters Ohio and partners for our Overcoming Roadblocks to Health webinar on Friday, February 22, 2019, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm. The webinar will identify barriers to health, and how they can be overcome using policies like the Earned Income Tax Credit, a decent minimum wage, food assistance and more.

We will discuss ways to work together to build a broad public health agenda that tackles poverty and race barriers to health in Ohio.

Speakers include:
• Daniel Ortiz, Outreach Director for Policy Matters Ohio, Moderator
• Amanda Woodrum, Senior Researcher for Policy Matters Ohio (co-author of Building a Healthy Ohio)
• Megan Hatch, PhD, Assistant Professor of Urban Policy and City Management at Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Cleveland State University (co-author of Incorporating Economic Policy Into a ‘Health-In-All-Policies’ Agenda)
• Steven A. Wagner, MPH, JD, Executive Director, Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio (on bringing together a coalition to support a health and equity agenda in the legislature).

Click here to register for the webinar. Contact Daniel Ortiz at 216-361-9801 or dortiz@policymattersohio.org with any questions.