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Section 183.18 | Ohio's public health priorities fund.


(A) Ohio's public health priorities fund is hereby created in the state treasury. All investment earnings of the fund shall be credited to the fund. Notwithstanding any conflicting provision of the Revised Code, the director of budget and management may credit to the fund any money received by the state, director of health, or department of health as part of a settlement agreement relating to a pressing public health issue.

(B) Money credited to the fund shall be used by the director of health for the following purposes:

(1) To conduct public health awareness and educational campaigns;

(2) To address any pressing public health issue identified by the director or described in the state health improvement plan or a successor document prepared for the department of health;

(3) To implement and administer innovative public health programs and prevention strategies;

(4) To improve the population health of Ohio.

The director may collaborate with one or more nonprofit entities, including a public health foundation, to meet the requirements of division (B) of this section.

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