Health, Education and Governmental Leaders Explore Solutions to Opioid Crisis During CPH Program at Ohio Statehouse


Health, education and governmental leaders trying to solve the opioid crisis came together on April 6 in the Ohio Statehouse Atrium, sharing insights and how to put ideas into action.  The program was one of the highlights of the College of Public Health’s National Public Health Week.

Public health, addiction and mental health experts from state agencies, and from health departments in Columbus, Dayton/Montgomery County, Knox County and Muskingum County in Ohio discussed how they are battling the opioid crisis, both on the front lines and through broader policy and services.

Ohio Governor John Kasich stopped by to welcome participants and to share his insights into how Ohio can collectively work together to address the problem.

Individuals shared personal stories of loved ones lost to opioid addiction, and their struggles and recovery.


To view video of the program, please see below:


About The Ohio State University College of Public Health

The Ohio State University College of Public Health is a leader in educating students, creating new knowledge through research, and improving the livelihoods and well-being of people in Ohio and beyond.  The College’s divisions include biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior and health promotion, and health services management and policy.   It is ranked 19th among all colleges of public health in the U.S. by U.S. News & World Report, and also includes the top 10-ranked MHA degree program.  The College provides leadership and expertise for Ohio and the world through its Center for Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies (HOPES), Center for Public Health Practice, and the NCI-funded Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science (CERTS).