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RFP: Event Planning and Management for Virtual 9th Annual Trauma-Informed Care Summit 

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) Office of Community Treatment Services, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities, has issued an RFP for event planning and management for the Ninth Annual Trauma-Informed Care Summit to be held virtually on May 17-18. Proposals must be submitted to TRAUMA-SUMMIT2022RFP@mha.ohio.gov by 5:00 p.m. on Jan. 31.


OhioMHAS Agreements and Assurances

REPOSTED RFP: Lockable Rx Container Pilot Program Vendor

OhioMHAS has reposted an RFP seeking proposals from qualified contractors to operate a pilot program under which Schedule II controlled substances in solid oral dosage (pills) are dispensed by participating pharmacies in lockable containers. The selected vendor must design the entire program in accordance with the RFP scope. OhioMHAS is required by Section 337.205 of the main appropriations act for state fiscal years 2021-22 (Am. Sub. H.B. 110 of the 134th General Assembly) to operate a pilot program under which Schedule II controlled substances in pill form are dispensed by participating pharmacies in lockable or tamper-evident containers. The purpose of the program is to determine whether the dispensing of covered drugs in this manner has a measurable impact on decreasing their diversion and misuse and abuse, and should this be promoted as a best practice. The program must be operated for two years or until funds appropriated for the program are expended, whichever occurs first. The General Assembly has earmarked $1M in each fiscal year of this biennium for the pilot program. Proposals must be submitted by Jan. 26. Click HERE to view the RFP posting. All questions must be submitted through the OhioBuys portal.

Free Webinar:  An Introduction to Zero Suicide: Getting Started in Your Agency – Jan. 13

Ready to ring in the new year by launching —or relaunching— Zero Suicide in your healthcare organization? Zero Suicide Institute Director Julie Goldstein Grumet will teach you how to lay the foundations for a stronger, more impactful Zero Suicide journey. Join other healthcare administrators, supervisors, clinicians, quality improvement specialists, and more for a free, webinar on Jan. 13 from noon-1:00 p.m. Dive into the fundamentals of the seven elements of Zero Suicide, hear examples of implementation efforts in different settings, and get your questions about Zero Suicide answered in real time. Register by Jan. 10.

National Zero Suicide Academy Open to All Systems

Health and behavioral health teams are eligible to apply for a two-day online Zero Suicide Academy training to be held Feb. 15-16 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The Zero Suicide Academy® is EDC’s signature two-day training for health and behavioral health organizations seeking to dramatically reduce suicides among those in their care. For the first time, Zero Suicide Institute at EDC is inviting systems from across the United States to participate. The objectives of the Zero Suicide Academy are to: provide organizations interested in adopting a Zero Suicide approach with the skills and information necessary to launch and sustain their effort; create collaborative links between participating organizations in order to share lessons learned, unique perspectives, knowledge, skills, and training decisions; and support systems to design a successful action plan for their Zero Suicide implementation. The deadline to register is Jan. 26.

Rise and Thrive Webinar Series Continues in 2022

The Ohio College Initiative will host a series of educational webinars through September of 2022, in collaboration with the Rise and Thrive Campus-Community Partnerships. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with state and national experts in an effort to promote campuses and communities working together. Throughout the series, you will participants will build connections between students, staff, and community providers that result in improved access to support for higher education environments and services. Continuing Education credits will be offered.  Upcoming webinars include:

Jan. 12 | Fostering Student Community Engagement: The Johns Hopkins University Liaison Program

Feb. 9 | Student Accessibility and Mental Health Services: Leveraging a Relationship for Collaborative Advocacy

New Sources of Strength Trainings Announced

Sources of Strength OHIO has released its next set of training sessions. Sources of Strength is an upstream, research-based suicide prevention program offered to students in grades 3-12. The Sources T4T secondary training (grades 7-12) will be March 8-11, and the Sources elementary Coaches training (grades 3-6) will be April 27-28. These full day trainings offer a stipend of $125 per day to each registrant or their participating organization/school. The trainings will be offered in a virtual format. OhioMHAS has partnered with PreventionFIRST and the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation to utilize CARES funding to cover the costs for both the training and associated implementation costs of the Sources of Strength program. For more information about Ohio’s Sources of Strength movement, please visit www.sourcesofstrengthohio.org. For more information about Sources of Strength OHIO, please email Julie Cameron (julie@prevention-first.org) or Evi Roberts (evi.roberts@ohiospf.org).

Residential State Supplement and Recovery Requires a Community Funds Available

OhioMHAS has funds available to help individuals transition to the community with the Residential State Supplement (RSS) and Recovery Requires a Community programs. The goal of Community Transitions is to support sustainable, person-centered transitions so individuals can live and recover within integrated communities. Click HERE for RSS and Recovery Requires a Community program information. Questions? OhioMHAS staff can be reached at RSS@mha.ohio.gov or Recovery@mha.ohio.gov

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