Recovery Act: Ohio Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made more than $4.7 billion in stimulus funds available in the State of Ohio* for Community Health Centers, universities and other institutions in the State to provide fiscal relief, improve and expand access to health care, provide child care and other social services for its most vulnerable citizens, establish the infrastructure for health information technology, and conduct scientific research.
- $3.5 billion for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $283.4 million for scientific research, facilities, and equipment, including:
- $4.8 million for the University of Cincinnati to renovate research facilities.
- $245.5 million for health information technology (IT), including:
- $162.1 million for Ohio’s Medicaid Electronic Health Record incentive program for implementation and payments to providers and hospitals.
- $29.3 million to the Ohio Health Information Partnership and $10.5 million to the Greater Cincinnati HealthBridge to establish Regional Extension Centers to provide health IT support to doctors and other providers.
- $14.9 million to Cleveland’s Cuyahoga Community College District to create health IT training programs.
- $13.8 million to the Greater Cincinnati HealthBridge to create a Beacon Community to serve as a pilot for widespread use of health IT.
- $244.7 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), including $56.5 million for subsidized employment programs..
- $77.7 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $68.1 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $60.6 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, equipment, and health IT, including:
- $12.5 million for Milford’s Healthsource of Ohio Inc. for construction, renovation, equipment, and increased demand for services.
- $8 million for five new health care service sites across the state.
- $39.2 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to reduce poverty and help low-income people become self-sufficient.
- $6.7 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for the Hamilton County General Health District to promote healthy eating and physical activity.
- $3.7 million to support 76 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $3.7 million for meals and nutrition services for the elderly.
*The total funding in this document is based on the HHS Sept. 30, 2011, Financial and Activity Report (FAR) for the Recovery Act, available at the Department’s website, http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/reports/index.html, except for FMAP, which is based on the Oct. 21, 2011, FAR and FMAP obligations of $513.1 million in Recovery Act funds extended by P.L. 111-226. The highlights are a selection of programs funded by the Recovery Act and do not add up to the total funding within the State. For more information about individual HHS programs and Recovery Act funding, see http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/.
Last Updated: November 18, 2011