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Office of Health Integration

The mission of the Office of Health Integration is to utilize our specialized knowledge and expertise to plan, deliver and support mission-critical functions at the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services. Our top priority is to promote bi-directional integration of behavioral and other physical health care through a variety of initiatives. Programs managed by our office include:       

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Integrated Treatment Tool
A Tool to Evaluate the Integration of Primary and Behavioral Health Care  

The Center for Evidence Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University in partnership with Shawnee Family Health Center, Inc. developed a tool for organizations to assess the degree to which they are practicing primary and behavioral health care integration. This Integrated Treatment Tool is separated into three sections to distinguish the need for attention to the organizational, treatment and care coordination/management characteristics of implementing an integrated approach to serving individuals with severe and persistent mental illness.

National Council for Behavioral Health

A not-for-profit 501(c)(3) association, the National Council for Behavioral Health’s mission is to advance itsmembers’ ability to deliver integrated health care.

SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions

The Center for Integrated Health Solutions (CIHS) promotes the development of integrated primary and behavioral health services to better address the needs of individuals with mental health and substance use conditions, whether seen in behavioral health or primary care provider settings.

2013 Presentations

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Tecnology (ONC)
Organized within the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the ONC is the federal entity responsible for leading national efforts to promote and implement advanced, innovative and modern health information technology (HIT) across the entire health system.
Visit the HealthIT.gov link to learn about current and emerging HIT topics such as:
  • Electronic Health Records (EHRs)
  • Regional Extension Centers (RECs)
  • Achieving Meaningful Use