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Home Visiting Consortium

The Ohio Home Visiting Consortium is established by section 3701.61 of the Ohio Revised Code. The purpose of the Home Visiting Consortium is to ensure that home visiting services are high-quality and delivered through evidence-based or innovative, promising-practice home visiting models. 

Meeting Dates

The Consortium meets quarterly at the Ohio Child Care Resource and Referral Association, located at 2469 Stelzer Road, Columbus, Ohio, 43219.

Meetings are held from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. State Fiscal Year 2023 meeting dates are:

  • Friday, August 5, 2022
  • Thursday, December 8, 2022
  • Friday, February 3, 2023
  • Friday, May 5, 2023

Membership

The Home Visiting Consortium includes 16 members appointed by the Director of the Ohio Department of Health. Current membership includes:


Chair

  • Jennifer Voit, Chair (incoming beginning in 2023), Ohio Department of Health
    Chief of Health Programs
     
  • Dyane Gogan Turner, Chair (through 2022), Ohio Department of Health
    Chief, Bureau of Child and Family Health

Members

  • Pam Albers, Help Me Grow Brighter Futures
    Director
     
  • Senator Nickie Antonio
     
  • Nathan DeDino, Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities
    Part C Coordinator
     
  • Representative Latyna Humphrey
     
  • Grace Killiesuah, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
    Chief, Bureau of Children, Youth and Families
     
  • Representative Gayle Manning
     
  • Steve Oster, Knox and Coshocton County Boards of Developmental Disabilities
    Superintendent
     
  • Senator Mark Romanchuk
     
  • Carly Salamone, Northwest Ohio Pathways HUB
    Director
     
  • Christine Sander, Nationwide Children's Hospital
    Senior Director, Infant & Child Wellness
     
  • Angelik Smith, Ohio Commission on Minority Health
    Program Manager
     
  • Angela Weaver, Ohio Association of Health Care Plans
     
  • Director of Regulatory Affairs
     
  • Marisa Weisel, Ohio Department of Medicaid
    Director of Strategic Initiatives
     
  • Individual receiving services from Help Me Grow Home Visiting
    Currently vacant
     
  • Individual receiving services from a HUB- Currently vacant

Meeting Agendas

August 5, 2022

May 6, 2022

March 4, 2022

November 5, 2021

August 6, 2021

 

Ohio Revised Code

Purpose

Ensure that home visiting services provided by home visiting programs operating in this state, as well as home visiting services provided or arranged for by Medicaid managed care organizations, are high-quality and delivered through evidence-based or innovative, promising home visiting models, including models used by home visiting contractors who provide services within one or more community HUBs that fully or substantially comply with the pathways community HUB certification standards developed by the pathways community HUB institute.

It is the intent of the general assembly that all home visiting services provided in this state do both of the following:

  1. Improve health, educational, and social outcomes for expectant and new parents and young children;
  2. Promote safe, connected families and communities in which children are able to grow up healthy and ready to learn.

Required Activities

To support the stated purpose, the Consortium will complete the following activities:

  • Make recommendations to the Department of Health, Department of Medicaid, Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and the Department of Developmental Disabilities regarding how to leverage all funding sources available for home visiting services, including Medicaid, to accomplish both of the following in this state:
    • Expand the use of evidence-based home visiting program models, including models used by home visiting contractors who provide services within one or more community HUBs that fully or substantially comply with the pathways community HUB certification standards developed by the pathways community HUB institute;
    • Initiate, as pilot projects, innovative, promising home visiting models.
  • Make recommendations to the Department of Medicaid on the terms to be included in contracts the department enters into with the Medicaid managed care organizations under section 5167.01 of the Revised Code to ensure that the organizations are providing or arranging for Medicaid recipients enrolled in their organizations Medicaid MCO plans, as defined in section 5167.01 of the  Revised Code to receive home visiting services that are delivered as part of the home visiting program models described.
  • The consortium may recommend a standardized form or other mechanism to assess family risk factors and social determinants of health for the purposes of the central intake and referral system described in section 3701.611 of the Revised Code.

Membership

Members of the consortium include the following and hold office until a successor is appointed. Vacancies are filled in the same manner as the original appointment.

  • The director of health or the director's designee
  • The medicaid director or the director's designee
  • The director of mental health and addiction services of the director's designee
  • The director of development disabilities or the director's designee
  • The executive director of the commission on minority health or the executive director's designee
  • A member of the commission on infant mortality who is not a legislator or an individual specified under this division
  • One individual who represents medicaid managed care organizations, recommended by the board of trustees of the Ohio association of health plans
  • One individual who represents county boards of developmental disabilities, recommended by the Ohio association of county boards of developmental disabilities
  • A home visiting contractor who provides services within the help me grow program through a contract, grant, or other agreement with the department of health
  • A home visiting contractor who provides services within one or more community HUBs that fully or substantially comply with the pathways community HUB certification standards developed by the pathways community HUB institute through a contract, grant, or other agreement with the commission on minority health
  • An individual who receives home visiting services from the help me grow program
  • An individual who receives home visiting services from a home visiting contractor who provides services within one or more community HUBs that fully or substantially comply with the pathways community HUB certification standards developed by the pathway community HUB institute
  • Two members of the senate, one from the majority party and one from the minority party, each appointed by the senate president
  • Two members of the house of representatives, one from the  majority party and one from the minority party, each appointed by the speaker of the house of representatives

Meeting Expectations

The Home Visiting Consortium meets at the call of the Director of Health, but not less than once each calendar quarter. The Department of Health provides meeting space and other administrative support of the consortium.