Measuring Access Points

OhioMHAS is exploring a new way to collect information on Ohio’s community behavioral health treatment capacity. The tool is being created to collect information on services provided along with available, but unfilled, treatment slots. The benefits of this data collection are to:

  • Planning on the state and local level
  • Analyze information for what communities have service gaps and provide technical assistance to close those gaps
  • Answer inquiries from legislature and media on the capacity of the field

In the early part of the November, there will be a webinar to go through the data collection tool and respond to questions.  OhioMHAS is planning on deploying the tool in mid-November 2020.  The tool will be active for roughly two weeks.   Questions can be emailed to laura.potts@mha.ohio.gov.