Ohio Healthy Students Profiles

Ohio Healthy Students Profiles

Each Child, Our Future, Ohio’s strategic plan for education, recognizes that whole child needs are foundational for a successful journey from prekindergarten through grade 12 and beyond.  Students’ mental and physical health have long been acknowledged by educators as important factors in positive school experiences and outcomes. Ohio’s Whole Child Framework further recognizes these connections, emphasizing a comprehensive approach to broaden school and district focus beyond academics to include students’ social-emotional, physical and safety needs.
Through its continued partnership with the Ohio Department of Medicaid, the Ohio Department of Education provides the Ohio Healthy Students Profiles as a data resource for needs assessments and planning (see Getting Started Guide). The profiles describe health care interactions, health conditions and educational indicators for Medicaid-participating students. This information can be a resource for education administrators and other community stakeholders who influence the policies and programs that support student wellness in Ohio.

There are two ways to access the data:  

Interactive Dashboard

This information is best viewed on a desktop computer and may require a moment for initial loading.
The profiles pertain to public school students in grades K-12 who participated in Medicaid in Ohio for at least three months of the 2020-2021 fiscal year.  A student is counted at a particular school or district if enrolled for at least 100 hours during the 2020-2021 school year.

Health interactions refer to the number and percentage of students who had at least one such interaction during the fiscal year.

Health conditions refer to the number and percentage of students with an active diagnosis during the fiscal year.

Measures are suppressed (blank cells) for values that do not meet the established privacy thresholds. All measures must have at least 30 students in the denominator, and Health measures must also have 11 students in the numerator. For Education indicators, only the rate is displayed if the numerator is fewer than 10.

A rate of “0” means that the value is less than 0.1 percent.  For further definitions, please see the FAQ.


If you have questions about Ohio Healthy Students Profiles, please send an e-mail to WholeChild@education.ohio.gov.


Last Modified: 4/4/2022 8:33:31 AM