Ohio University joins forces with the University of Toledo to improve health in Ohio.
Ohio University joins forces with the University of Toledo to improve health in Ohio.

Voinovich School joins partnership to promote innovation in population health

October 31, 2017

“Every one of us knows somebody or someplace that struggles with profound health issues.”

Randy Leite, dean of Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Professions, said those words ahead of a historic signing Oct. 5 that officially launched the Ohio Alliance for Innovation in Population Health. The Alliance is a groundbreaking collaboration between Ohio University and the University of Toledo, featuring OHIO’s College of Health Sciences and Professions and Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and University of Toledo’s College of Health and Human Services and School of Law.

The partnership has the goal of creating community-specific ways to fix health problems in the state of Ohio with each partner contributing its unique strengths and research capabilities. The collaboration also includes joint academic offerings for students.

The Alliance has already identified health care access, low birth weight, infant mortality, addiction issues and other chronic diseases as priority public health issues to address early on.

“For most of those issues, we don’t know what the answers and the solutions are yet,” Leite said. “We have an exciting opportunity to begin to make life better for those individuals and those places by bringing our resources together.”

This article was adapted from an article by OHIO’s College of Health Sciences and Professions. Click here to read the full article.

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