OPEN LETTER

Today, the members of the Coalition for Healthy Communities called on Ohio Governor John Kasich and the Members of the 130th General Assembly to expand Medicaid income eligibility to improve access to mental health and addiction services. A copy of the letter is below.  An Open Letter to Governor John Kasich

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Shared by cwalter January 18, 2013

PRESS RELEASE

THANK YOU TO GOVERNOR JOHN KASICH FOR NEW FUNDING for Children’s Mental Health Crisis Services Columbus, Ohio – The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA) would like to thank Governor John Kasich for his commitment to allocate $5 million dollars over the next 18 months to help families

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Shared by cwalter January 12, 2013

STARTING 2013 WITH A BANG

As the New Year commences, many of us set goals or make resolutions. For me, it is going to be educating more people about the effects of mental illness and addiction, and the FACT that TREATMENT WORKS AND PEOPLE RECOVER! And I am really hoping that I can get you

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Shared by cwalter January 5, 2013

Developing a Drug Free Workplace

A Healthy and Drug-Free Workforce highlights the fact that in order to establish a drug-free workforce in Ohio, collaborative efforts are necessary to build relationships that foster safer, drug-free, and healthy workplaces that protect employees’ health and safety. A Healthy and Drug-Free Workforce also provides a detailed overview of how

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Shared by cwalter January 4, 2013

Definition of Recovery

“Definition of Recovery” provides a detailed definition of recovery and explains that the recovery process is unique and personal to each individual that walks down the recovery path. “Definition of Recovery” highlights ten guiding principles of recovery that should be utilized by service systems and communities to support individuals in

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Shared by cwalter December 7, 2012

Ohio’s 2013 Opiate Conference: Turning the Tide Together

The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services and the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission, is pleased to announce Ohio’s 2013 Opiate Conference: Turning the Tide Together.  The 4th annual Opiate Conference will take place on April 29-30, 2013

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Shared by cwalter November 29, 2012

Feds Release Essential Health Benefits and Other Health Care Rules

Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a set of proposed rules as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The three proposed rules released today cover health insurance market reforms, essential health benefits, and wellness programs.  The HHS news release provides the following summaries

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Shared by cwalter November 20, 2012

Ohio Opts to Let Feds Run Health Insurance Exchange

On November 16th, Ohio Governor John Kasich submitted a letter to the federal government stating that Ohio would not develop a state-run health insurance exchange. Ohio is electing to move forward with a hybrid exchange, allowing the federal government to develop the health insurance exchange in Ohio.  However, Ohio will

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Shared by cwalter November 19, 2012

National Family Week – November 18-24, 2012

This week, OACBHA is proud to join Ohio Governor John Kasich, the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health and Family Services Providers and many others across Ohio and the nation in celebrating National Family Week. National Family Week is an annual celebration observed during the week of Thanksgiving. National Family Week

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Shared by cwalter November 18, 2012

Behavioral Health Levy Results

Nine behavioral health levies were on the ballot yesterday and all but one passed! The unofficial results from the local Boards of Elections are included below.  Congratulations to the Boards for all of their hard work on these levy campaigns and to all of the communities who voted to support

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Shared by cwalter November 7, 2012

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