Ohio

C4PC ENDORSES LOUISE VALENTINE FOR OHIO STATE SENATE, 19TH DISTRICT

Baltimore, MD; August 28, 2018 - Clinicians for Progressive Care endorses Louise Valentine, Democrat for Ohio Senate 19. Louise is a working mother, successful businesswoman and respected community advocate, with a practical vision of health equality and universal access for all Ohioans.

Louise was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. She studied Textiles and Clothing at Ohio State University and went on to receive a Master’s of Science from the College of Human Ecology. She has worked for the past 10 years leading a consumer testing program.

As state senator, Louise will place the health of Ohioans at the top of her agenda. She will empower the government to defend against rising costs of medical treatment and pharmaceuticals. She knows that addiction and drug use are linked to poor access to resources and wants to rebuild mental health and addiction services, increase funding to support opiate overdose treatment and build opportunities for those in recovery to pursue housing and employment.

She is passionate about fighting infant mortality disproportionately affecting black Americans, through community education programs, local health centers and paid family leave. She also supports women’s right to health care including access to safe abortions and will fiercely advocate for organizations like Planned Parenthood that promote women’s health.

Making possible health for all must include an approach to universal care, and Louise is a sincere and knowledgeable supporter of Ohio’s Medicaid expansion -- which she will act to defend and solidify.

For all these reasons, we look forward to Louise Valentine in the Ohio State Senate. Please join  us in supporting her with your vote or your donation.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual.

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C4PC ENDORSES ALLISON RUSSO, DrPH, FOR OHIO STATE HOUSE, DISTRICT 24

Baltimore, MD; May 1, 2018 - Clinicians for Progressive Care enthusiastically endorses Allison Russo, DrPH, for Ohio House District 24. A public health expert, business executive, military spouse, and community activist, Allison is the knowledgeable, detail-oriented, progressive voice needed for Central Ohio and the Columbus area.

Allison believes in universal health care, and wants to use the power of negotiation and price controls to make medications affordable for those who need them. She knows that we have to address racism and inequality in society to bring the benefits of health to all. Among other things, that means focusing on funding public education, improving housing, and addressing economic inequality.

Allison also believes in a woman’s right to choose and a full spectrum of reproductive health care. She will fight to roll back the restrictions on women’s health, among the most callous in the nation, that the Ohio State House has instituted in its uncompromising opposition to abortion. She will set about dismantling the carceral system that unjustly imprisons so many African-Americans; and decriminalizing recreational drugs.

Ohio’s opiate epidemic has devastated the state, with its overdose rate second worse in the nation. Allison understands we must provide effective treatment to those with substance use disorder, as well as long-term solutions providing greater economic opportunity for poor communities.

Allison knows the theory and practice of public health, the nuts-and-bolts of running effective organizations, and the ways in which our system as currently constructed denies equal health to so many. C4PC knows that Allison Russo will make things better for Ohioans and looks forward to her victory in November.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.

C4PC ENDORSES BETH LISTON, MD, PHD, FOR OHIO STATE HOUSE, 21ST DISTRICT

Baltimore, MD; January 10, 2018 - Clinicians for Progressive Care proudly endorses Dr. Beth Liston, MD, PhD, for the Ohio House of Representatives in District 21. Dr. Liston is a physician, scientist and educator committed to supporting her community with pragmatic, compassionate solutions. DONATE TO BETH LISTON.

Beth Liston grew up in the district that she hopes to represent. The Dublin Village AMC movie theater where she got her first job is where her family now goes for movie night. The restaurant she and her husband went to for their first date is where she and her sisters threw their parents a surprise 60th birthday party.

Dr. Liston completed a combined MD-PhD program at Ohio State University, with her Internal Medicine and Pediatrics training at Yale. Returning to Ohio, she joined the faculty at OSU where she treats patients and teaches medical students and residents. She is a nationally renowned expert on how teamwork among health professionals can help patients. Dr. Liston’s policy experience includes work in the Columbus Medical Association and the Ohio Department of Medicaid.

Neighbor, friend, mother, physician, educator

Neighbor, friend, mother, physician, educator

Her plan to address health disparities, the opioid epidemic and the rising costs of medications and insurance is based on her expert understanding of these complex problems. She wants to make sure pharmaceutical companies can’t mislead patients through tricky advertising. She is determined to help create affordable insurance options for all. For her, combatting systematic racism means tackling education, housing and health care.

Dr. Liston knows that besides health, social factors like good jobs and educational opportunity are critical to a community’s wellbeing. As a valued neighbor, friend, and professional in the District, and a nationally regarded clinician-educator, she is a true combination of expertise, practicality, and warmth.

Clinicians for Progressive Care (C4PC) believes we can't fight for healthcare without electing candidates who believe in it. Previous endorsements in both Congressional and state-level races can be found here.

About C4PC: Clinicians for Progressive Care supports candidates, issues, and advocacy which promote equitable, compassionate, evidence-based, and progressive healthcare for every group and individual.