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Welcome to the Center for Public Policy and Health’s (CPPH) official website. Formerly known as the Center for Public Administration and Public Policy, the CPPH’s mission is to conduct research to develop and improve public policies aimed at enhancing the public’s health, and to provide targeted assistance to public, non-profit, and private sector organizations.

The CPPH, through its experienced staff and affiliates, continues its thirty year tradition of serving as a resource to public, non-profit, and private sector organizations in Ohio and around the country.  While the Center works in a variety of policy areas pertinent to health, the environment, and community well-being, it is continuing its research and facilitation work on intergovernmental collaboration and environmental policy while expanding its work on improving public health in Ohio and beyond. Please check back regularly for updates on the Center’s work.

Featured News

Saturday, February 20, 2016 - 12:28pm

 

Kent State University’s Center for Public Policy and Health has released a brief report pertaining to the current knowledge of the impacts of local health department consolidation both nationally and in the state of Ohio. The document reviews both scholarly and professional literature relating to the impacts of local health department consolidation. The report was intended to serve as a resource for local officials to gain a better understanding of the impacts of the process.

Saturday, February 6, 2016 - 2:58pm

Project Advancing Wellness and Resilience Education (AWARE) Kent, a new three-year program at Kent State University, is offering a Mental Health First Aid course to Kent State University students, faculty, and staff. The course is an evidence-based training that teaches people to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illness and substance use disorders.  The eight-hour course is free, and participants earn 1500 FLASHperks (a rewards program that offers prizes) for completing the course.

Friday, September 25, 2015 - 3:54pm

Kent State University’s College of Public Health was awarded a $357,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to fund Project AWARE Kent, a three-year Mental Health First Aid program.

The new program will educate more than 700 Kent State faculty, staff and students about mental health and substance-use disorders.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 2:00pm

Posted Feb, 10, 2012

Kent State University’s Center for Public Administration and Public Policy today is releasing eight case studies on intergovernmental collaborative efforts in Northeast Ohio. The case studies describe how local governments can realize significant cost savings, service improvements and other benefits.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 1:57pm

Posted Oct, 31, 2012

Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 1:53pm

Posted Feb, 21, 2013

Health professionals will explore how “cross-jurisdictional sharing” can lead to greater efficiency and impact

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 1:50pm

Posted Oct, 9, 2013

Kent State University’s Center for Public Policy and Health and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have recently completed a study on local health department consolidation in Ohio. The study was funded through a “quick strike” grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Practice Based Research Network, managed by the University of Kentucky and the Ohio Research Association for Public Health Improvement based at Case Western Reserve University.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 12:00pm

Kent State University’s Center for Public Policy and Health and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences have recently completed a study on local health department consolidation in Ohio. The study was funded through a “quick strike” grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Practice Based Research Network, managed by the University of Kentucky and the Ohio Research Association for Public Health Improvement based at Case Western Reserve University.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 12:00pm

Kent State University and three health departments in Portage County, Ohio, are pleased to announce receipt of a $125,000 grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to explore how “cross-jurisdictional sharing” can enable greater protection and promotion of public health. This two-year grant will be administered by the Center for Public Policy and Health in Kent State University’s College of Public Health, in cooperation with the health departments of Portage County, the city of Ravenna and the city of Kent. 

Friday, January 25, 2013 - 12:56pm

Posted Jan, 25, 2013

Kent State University’s College of Public Health has established a new Office of Public Health Practice and a Center for Public Policy and Health, two externally focused college units that offer services to health departments, hospital systems, government agencies and non-governmental organizations. These two new units will provide links between Kent State and community partners to enable research and assistance to improve public health and to foster workforce development and student experiential learning.