Spring 2016 Heritage eNewsletter

Healthy Aging Initiative: OHF Provides Funding for Age-Friendly Columbus Effort

In 2015, the Osteopathic Heritage Foundation (OHF) launched a Healthy Aging Initiative, which includes support for Columbus' pursuit of the prestigious designation of an Age-Friendly City. Developed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Age-Friendly City initiative helps cities and communities promote healthy and active aging for their older residents. Read more >

Collaborations & Partnerships

 

Year Two Progress Report: Strengthening Behavioral Health Service Delivery Capacity
4/3/2016

Year Two Progress Report: Strengthening Behavioral Health Service Delivery Capacity

Read the full Year Two Progress Report for more information about how this funding partnership  is positively impacting behavioral health and primary care in southeastern Ohio.

Foundation Approves New Grants
4/2/2016

Foundation Approves New Grants

The Osteopathic Heritage Foundation of Nelsonville (OHFN) approved two new grants for the Healthy Food Access Initiative and has again partnered with the Athens Foundation and Sisters Health Foundation to support Bounty on the Bricks, a community fund raiser to benefit the food pantry network in southeastern Ohio. Learn more.

Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Endowed Research Chair Appointed
4/1/2016

Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine Endowed Research Chair Appointed

Recognizing the importance of translational research on pressing health issues and chronic diseases, the OHF Vision 2020 support will help advance the Heritage College's research strategy. Most recently, this included the appointment of a new endowed research chair holder, named in honor of one of Doctors Hospital's founders, Harold Clybourne, D.O. Dr. Clybourne, an orthopedic surgeon and graduate of Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine, served as a Doctors Hospital Trustee for nearly thirty years and was the first Chairman of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Learn more >

 

News & Events

 

2016 Ohio Osteopathic Symposium Awards
4/1/2016

2016 Ohio Osteopathic Symposium Awards

Annually, osteopathic physicians and leaders are honored at the Ohio Osteopathic Symposium (OOS). During the four-day event, co-sponsored by the Ohio Osteopathic Association (OOA) and the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, prestigious awards were presented to physicians and leaders who have contributed to the advancement of osteopathic medicine, research and the community. Read more > 

Community Issue Spotlight:

Facts About Domestic Violence in Ohio

CHOICES for Victims of Domestic Violence, the only domestic violence shelter and 24-hour crisis hotline in Franklin County, serves women, children and men seeking refuge from a violent relationship. No one in crisis is ever turned away. Almost half of the shelter's population is children and a large number of clients seeking assistance are pregnant women, which is a risk factor for domestic abuse.

The organization is expecting to serve nearly 2,000 individuals in 2016, including 750 in need of shelter. The 24-hour hotline is expected to receive 4,300 calls this year. Domestic violence is a serious issue because it cuts across all geographic, religious, socio-economic, racial, sex and age barriers - it can happen to anyone. In fact, one in three women and one in four men will experience domestic violence in their lifetime.

In addition to the effects on families, individuals and communities, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control found that domestic violence incidents also put a strain on the medical and business communities. It is estimated that costs associated with intimate partner abuse totals $306 million annually in Ohio. Nationally, the CDC estimates the health related costs of rape, physical assault, stalking and homicide committed by intimate partners exceed $5.8 billion each year.

Abuse is a form of power and control. Abusers, some of whom also experienced violence in their past, may use physical, sexual, psychological, emotional, and even economic forms of abuse to control their partner. The abuse can escalate as well. Three women in the U.S. are killed each day by their husband or boyfriend.

CHOICES is critical to stopping this cycle of abuse. They can help victims of abuse stay safe, heal and start over. If you are experiencing domestic violence, please call the 24-hour hotline at 614-224-HOME (4663).