A detailed understanding of current spending on the Foundational Public Health Services (FPHS) and the resource gaps that exist is critical for ensuring that local health departments (LHDs) in every community are able to to protect and improve the public’s health. To assess where we are and where we should be in assuring the FPHS in Ohio, the Ohio Public Health Partnership (OPHP) developed an FPHS costing tool to determine current levels of spending on and attainment of the FPHS by LHDs across the state.
For this report, we analyzed data from a sample of 86 Ohio LHDs (76 percent of all LHDs) covering a population of 9,804,714 (84 percent of Ohio’s total 2018 population of 11,690,000). Based on current levels of spending on and attainment of the FPHS as reported by sample LHDs, we estimated the financial investment that would be needed by Ohio LHDs to fully implement the FPHS in communities across the state.
Based on current levels of spending on and attainment of the FPHS by Ohio LHDs, an estimated additional investment of $7.94 per capita will be needed to close the attainment gap and ensure adequate provision of the FPHS in communities across Ohio.
ü $4.06 per capita for full implementation of the Foundational Capabilities
ü $3.88 per capita for full implementation of the Foundational Areas
Based on the Ohio 2018 population of 11,690,000 residents, this translates into an estimated total dollar investment of $92,846,735 to close the attainment gap in the FPHS for all LHDs in Ohio.
- $45,381,284 for full implementation of the Foundational Capabilities
- $47,505,933 for full implementation of the Foundational Areas
To read the full report, click here: Report Ohio Fphs Final Oct 31 2019