As an advocate for our region's hospitals, we seek to develop public health policies that support our members' efforts to deliver state-of-art healthcare services. As the regional resource for healthcare information, we strive to cultivate positive relationships with elected officials and agency leadership.

8.1 Billion Economic Impact

Because our members are experts in the delivery of quality care, we count on their guidance to help us establish a public policy agenda that specifically addresses our region’s concerns. We also collaborate with the Ohio Hospital Association and the American Hospital Association on these goals.

With an economic impact of $8.1 billion in the Dayton area, and more than 34,200 individuals directly employed by our member hospitals, our grassroots supporters recognize the value of our region’s hospitals. These local advocates are readily available to share their perspective with local, state and federally elected officials.

Our Advocacy Resources

The American Hospital Association (AMA)

The American Hospital Association is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, as well as their patients and communities.  The AHA provides a number of federal resources for legislative, regulatory and judicial issues.

The Library of Congress

Members of Congress represent the interests of our citizens in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate.  Information regarding current federal legislation is available through Thomas, a service managed by The Library of Congress.

The Ohio Hospital Association

At the state level, the Ohio Hospital Association represents 168 hospitals and 18 health systems throughout Ohio.  Their website consists of many resources addressing state and federal policy.

The Ohio General Assembly

The Ohio General Assembly consists of the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate, which includes elected officials dedicated to the specific interests of the Dayton region.  Information about current legislation in the Ohio General Assembly can be found by using the bill number, the bill’s sponsor or specific key words.