Results OHIO Support

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"Not every societal issue requires a new government program or an additional lift on the part of Ohio taxpayers. By using the power of market forces and the private sector, ResultsOHIO incentivizes smart spending on the challenges facing Ohio and measures the results of that spending to ensure successful outcomes. ResultsOHIO is innovative, it’s entrepreneurial, and it will be another tool for Governor DeWine and the legislature to tackle any number of issues impacting Ohio's people, its communities, and its businesses."

- Pat Tiberi, President & CEO, Ohio Business Roundtable

“Groundwork Ohio applauds Treasurer Sprague’s commitment to support innovative strategies deeply grounded in evidence to address some of the greatest challenges facing our communities at a time where public resources are limited. By bringing together the strengths and resources of the public and private sectors, with rigorous accountability and discipline on moving outcomes, this new initiative can improve the health and well-being of our most vulnerable learners.”

- Shannon Jones, Executive Director, Groundwork Ohio

“The Ohio Children’s Hospital Association applauds Treasurer Sprague's initiative to support programs that have proven to be effective and deliver results and strong return on investment to benefit all Ohioans. In working toward our mission to advocate in partnership with our patients, families and communities for continuous child health improvement, we create and support programs that are evidence-based and results-driven. With a focus on challenges such as child health, infant mortality, addiction, early childhood education preparedness and workforce training, we believe Treasurer Sprague’s ‘ResultsOHIO’ will help to identify and amplify programs and partnerships that follow these same principles to promote best outcomes for Ohioans, including our state's children.”

- Nick Lashutka, President & CEO, Ohio Children’s Hospital Association

“As businesspersons, farmers always want to see proof of performance before investing their money; applying that same expectation to state tax dollars is sound public policy. Productivity on farms is driven by ingenuity and hard work and when government rewards individual accomplishment, entire communities benefit. Treasurer Sprague’s ResultsOHIO program will drive measurable improvements in environmental protection, infrastructure, economic development, addiction challenges and many other crucial issues challenging rural Ohio.” 

- Adam Sharp, Executive Vice President, Ohio Farm Bureau

“We applaud Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague and his team for establishing the ResultsOHIO fund. The ResultsOHIO fund will provide a unique opportunity to support the development of innovative solutions to pressing health challenges. We look forward to working with Ohio Treasurer Sprague to implement the ResultsOHIO program and leverage resources for community-based substance use disorder services and supports. We know that treatment works and people recover. Now we must continue working on all fronts to enhance access to programs and services throughout our state that make recovery a reality for individuals and families in need.”

- Cheri L. Walter, Chief Executive Officer, Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities

"The Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber supports Treasurer Sprague’s pay for success model. Whether it’s workforce development, the opioid epidemic, or the myriad of other challenges facing the Mahoning Valley, identifying and supporting successful public-private partnerships that address these policy issues is of great importance. This model is fiscally responsible to taxpayers in that it embraces projects that are proven to be effective, rather than funding statewide programs that may have little impact locally or regionally."

- Nick Santucci, Director of Government and Public Affairs for the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber

“Maximizing impact and ensuring a strong return on investment are central to any initiative with a long-term view – and those goals are at the core of ResultsOHIO. The Treasurer’s pay for success model has the potential to support the very best and most effective solutions put forth by the private and nonprofit sectors to address issues like workforce development, health care and behavioral health services, the needs of our seniors and individuals with special needs, and areas as critical as crisis response and community resiliency."

- Howie Beigelman, Executive Director, Ohio Jewish Communities

“The ResultsOHIO fund will support pay for success initiatives championed by the DeWine Administration and the General Assembly to take on the social and public health challenges facing Ohio such as the opioid epidemic, infant mortality, and lead poisoning. This allows the state to direct its efforts toward initiatives that are proven effective rather than wasting taxpayer dollars on failed programs. The timing of ResultsOHIO could not be any better in the world of children services, as there is a new federal opportunity for states to develop evidence-based interventions with a fifty-fifty match that would prevent children from coming into foster care. ResultsOHIO could be the incubator of new evidence-based services for Ohio to test and grow before committing federal and state funding statewide.”

- Angela Sausser, Executive Director, Public Children Services Association of Ohio

“Over CareSource’s 30-year history serving low-income populations we have grown to understand the value of solution driven investments that incentivizes success. We applaud the efforts of Treasure Sprague in developing the ResultsOHIO program and look forward to supporting this initiative as a way to promote effective and fiscally responsible solutions to social challenges in the State of Ohio.”

- Stephen Ringel, Ohio Market President, CareSource

“The ResultsOHIO program protects taxpayer dollars by ensuring Ohio’s resources are invested in pursuing positive outcomes. The program’s pay-for-success framework would be a significant tool in our efforts to curb infant mortality and boost the health of babies and moms. We applaud Treasurer Sprague’s initiative and believe it will help in combatting some of the most pressing public health challenges facing Ohio.”

- Michael Dalton, Vice President, Executive Projects, The MetroHealth System

“It is frequently difficult to determine the real return on investment for many projects that get taxpayer dollars. Too often situations emerge where an agency that has an incentive to spend money is able to tilt perception by controlling all of the data needed to determine programmatic efficacy. The Treasurer is looking to make that process better and make sure that the information used to determine various programs' success is legitimate.”

- Greg Lawson, Research Fellow, The Buckeye Institute

“The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Services Providers appreciates Ohio Treasurer Robert Sprague’s focused and dedicated efforts to drive innovation, investment and positive outcomes for Ohioans. By leveraging strength-based partnerships and enlisting an evidence-based approach, the ResultsOHIO initiative can help in address the critical public health challenges facing Ohio, while bolstering addiction treatment and recovery efforts. The Ohio Council looks forward to working with Treasurer Sprague and his staff to promote and support sound investment and public policy initiatives that improve the lives of Ohioans.”

- Teresa Lampl, CEO, Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Services Providers

“Ohio small business owners certainly understand how important return on investment is. Ohio Treasurer Sprague’s ResultsOHIO program places an emphasis on just that. By focusing on programs that have measurable outcomes and can be replicated across the state, dollars are being spent wisely on initiatives that can make a difference in an area such as workforce training that is so important to the entrepreneurs of Ohio seeking to grow.”

- Roger Geiger, Vice President & Executive Director, National Federation of Independent Businesses (Ohio)

“Government needs to develop innovative solutions, broad partnerships, and sustainable resources if it is going to address the big social problems that threaten the stability of our residents and communities. ResultsOHIO supports the development of these solutions, partnerships, and resources by creating a new financing strategy for social impact. Cuyahoga County is excited to work with Ohio Treasure Sprague and State of Ohio's efforts to address addiction and improve our early childhood education, workforce, child welfare, water quality, and the justice systems. We look forward to connecting with the Ohio Treasure and state officials to leverage the great resources of Cuyahoga County because we know that through partnership and innovation we have the ability to create a stronger, heather county and state.”

- David Merriman, Assistant Director, Cuyahoga County Department of Health and Human Services

“The Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition (MHAC) supports Treasurer Sprague’s bold efforts to address social issues in our communities using outcome-based approaches and creative funding opportunities. While details are still forthcoming, the pay for success model promises the opportunity to achieve solutions that positively impact the state by funding endeavors that are proven to be effective and scaling them statewide. The MHAC and its members strive every day to find ways to address issues related to mental health and substance use disorders such as health care access, housing needs, and employment challenges, among others. Treasurer Sprague’s ResultsOHIO will foster and support new public and private partnerships, provide more resources, and reward innovative ways to help improve the lives of Ohioans impacted by mental health and substance use disorders.”

- Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition