2022 health equity and anti-racism initiatives
Ohio State community partnerships aim to identify disparities and improve health outcomes for Black men and women
Researchers at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center are partnering to create a culture of health in the Black community with programs designed to improve risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Integrating health equity, anti-racism efforts into health care education and medical practice
Building a more equitable future for health care begins with today’s medical students at the Ohio State College of Medicine, where targeted work is addressing racism and inequity in medical school curriculum and practice.
Building an increasingly anti-racist health care system benefiting Ohio State patients, staff and the community
Racism is a social determinant of health, and this fact drives the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center’s anti-racism plan and efforts to change outcomes for our patients and communities.
Prioritizing community engagement to advance health equity
The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is implementing targeted community programs to improve health by addressing food insecurity, digital connectivity and healthy programming.
Closing disparity gaps in vaccinations, infant mortality and overdose deaths
Here’s how the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is reduce infant mortality and overdose deaths in our community while increasing rates of vaccination in communities made vulnerable.
How Ohio State works to close gaps in COVID-19 vaccination in at-risk communities
When COVID-19 vaccines weren’t making it to the most vulnerable communities, the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center mobilized resources to remove barriers to vaccination.
Expanding LGBTQ+ inclusion and support in the workplace and medical practice
The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is working to bring health care access and equity of care to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer+ community.
Diversity recognition highlights Ohio State’s progress building a foundation of cultural competency
Employees at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center now have access to unique training that builds an understanding of diversity, health inequity and disparities to create a more inclusive workplace culture.
Creating change from the inside: Workforce initiatives in diversity, equity, inclusion and justice at Ohio State
Ohio State signaled strong support of diversity initiatives by appointing faculty to serve as diversity vice chairs in each of health system’s 28 medical units.
Home health care expanding to meet patients’ needs in central Ohio and beyond
Activating a full array of home-based and virtual health options helps patients overcome transportation, child care and work-related barriers to care.
How Ohio State is responding to climate change and helping slow its effects through health care
Climate change is becoming a public health crisis. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is addressing climate change and our carbon footprint to improve the health of our communities and our world.
2022 Community Health Needs Assessment
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Creating a community of good health for all
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is proud to partner with dozens of dedicated organizations to improve the health of our community, our state and beyond. These investments in our neighbors’ health address what the latest Franklin County HealthMap identified as our community’s greatest areas of need: mental health and addiction, income/poverty and maternal and infant health. Ohio State provides services to address these needs in underserved areas as well as throughout the broader community. In central Ohio and beyond, we’re also committed to improving the social determinants of health – those qualities of a community that help predict the long-term health of its residents. Social determinants of health include neighborhood, income, housing, education, transportation and access to health care and nutritious food.
Current HealthMap Details
Mount Vernon Avenue District Improvement Association
Ohio Better Birth Outcomes
Ohio State Health Disparities Collaborative
Ohio State Health Network
Partners Achieving Community Transformation (PACT)
Partners in Education