Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine promises focus on health issues
Gov. Mike DeWine has promised a new push to address health issues in Ohio including opioid overdose deaths and infant mortality.
The Republican governor announced in Tuesday’s State of the State speech the creation of a new public health fund that will use public and private dollars on treatment and prevention programs.
He says the money for local communities will support treatment and recovery programs and help children and adults suffering from mental illness and addiction.
DeWine says he’s directing his cabinet directors overseeing mental health issues, aging, human services, health and others to focus on these issues.
The governor is also calling on renewed efforts to preserve water quality in the state and in particularly Lake Erie.