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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

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 2:31pm

The green and blue colored algae that grows out of control, and often washes up on the shoreline of Lake Erie, is not only unsightly but harmful to many species including humans.

In Ohio, the western basin of Lake Erie has experienced some of the worst harmful algal blo...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 5:07pm

Today, the Center is releasing a report that assesses nutrient reduction policies in Ohio's Lake Erie basin and other large water basins in the United States to better understand ways to reduce the flows of nutrients, which have been tied to recent Harmful Algal Blooms, to Lak...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 1:17pm

The Ohio Department of Administrative Services (ODAS) and Kent State University's Center for Public Policy and Health (KSU-CPPH) have released two reports focused on collaborative health insurance purchasing among local governments in Ohio:

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 profes...

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...

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....

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 c...

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 fro...