Ohio’s COVID-19 Populations Needs Assessment is a statewide evaluation that aims to improve the ability of Ohioans to prevent COVID-19 transmission and minimize its impacts on communities. Based on input from 363 stakeholders representing six Ohio populations, including people of color, rural populations and people with disabilities, the needs assessment describes critical barriers these communities face and recommends strategies for overcoming each barrier.
During this webinar, the authors will share findings and recommendations from the report, including specific actions that collaborators at community, local and state levels can take to facilitate access to COVID-19 protections, reduce infections and deaths, and set the stage for long-term reduced health disparities and improved health outcomes. Ohio’s communities can use the Needs Assessment to inform COVID-19 response, recovery, research and policy.
This report was led by experts at The Ohio State University College of Public Health in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Health.
Lead authors Julianna Nemeth, an assistant professor of health behavior and health promotion, and Tasleem Padamsee, an assistant professor of health services management and policy from the college will answer questions and engage with the audience at the end of their presentation.
We will be providing live captioning for this event. If you require additional accommodation to participate, please contact Caitlin Hutchinson, (614) 688-2173. Requests made 10 days prior to the event will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet requests made after this date.