Since its founding in 1920, the League of Women Voters has examined an array of public policy issues ranging from representative government and international relations to social policy and natural resources.
The League has a reputation for carefully and thoroughly studying issues – looking at all sides, accessing the best available research, consulting experts with contradictory philosophies, and considering both long-term and short-term consequences – in order to provide our members and the public with comprehensive, fair, and easy-to-understand educational materials.
Statewide Study on Population Health and Health Services
Delegates to LWVO’s state convention in 2017 voted to undertake a new study of Population Health and Health Services in Ohio. The study will address the issues of public health and health disparities, as well as the distribution of resources for health care. Health Services include health care, public health, and the creation of environments in which people have the opportunity to be healthy. The study committee chair is Tina Bhargava, of LWV Kent. The plan is to have the members of the committee meet via conference call to establish a study outline and timeline and to divide tasks. The committee will develop both study materials to be used by local Leagues and consensus questions that may lead to new positions.
Recently Completed Studies
Primary Election Systems
They also put together three white papers summarizing their research - Ohio municipal primaries survey &an addendum related to municipalities with ranked choice voting, Ohio statewide primaries survey - and interviews of experts and other state Leagues. Please note that the sample size in these surveys was not large enough to produce statistically valid generalizations, although they may be used for informational purposes.
Here is the position resulting from the study.
The National League keeps a clearinghouse of state and local studies. Click here to research studies other League's have done and to upload your League's study/position information.