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SFY 2022-23 Budget Webinar Recording and Slides Available

In case you missed today’s budget overview webinar with Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) Director Lori Criss, we have posted a recording of the presentation and slides to the Budget and Legislation section of the Department’s website. Please check back regularly as we will share testimony and other budget-related updates on this page. Also, be sure to check out budget.ohio.gov for more information.

RFA: Youth and Young Adult Early Intervention Initiative- DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL FEB. 9

Ohio institutions of higher education (IHE) with expertise in behavioral health prevention and early intervention, Institute of Medicine’s categories for prevention, SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Strategies and The National Academies Fostering Healthy Mental, Emotional and Behavioral Development among Children and Youth are eligible to respond to a new Request for Applications to help lead Ohio’s Youth & Young Adult Early Intervention Initiative (MHA-FY21-YYA-EarlyPrev-010). All questions must be submitted to MHAS-OPWGrants@mha.ohio.gov by 11:59 p.m. on Jan. 22. Responses to frequently asked questions will be shared on the OhioMHAS Funding Opportunities page. Applications must be submitted to by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 9. Please refer to the announcement for full details, including scope of work, timelines and award amount.

NIMHD COVID-19 Vaccine Family Interview

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Deputy Director Dr. Monica Webb Hooper recently shared a family conversation with her parents-in-law who volunteered for a COVID-19 vaccine trial. Their personal perspectives shed light on why some African Americans see hope in the vaccine and take pride in being a part of the way forward. “The COVID-19 pandemic is on the minds of many, and specifically the COVID-19 vaccine…It has also created new health disparities and brought to the forefront social inequities that have existed for many years. African Americans and other racial and ethnic minority groups are more likely to say that they would not join a vaccine trial or are not willing to accept a COVID-19 vaccine when available. So, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that my own parents-in-law had enrolled in a COVID-19 vaccine trial and are going through the process.” said Dr. Webb Hooper. Click HERE to watch the interview.

In the News

2.2.21 | Cleveland.com As COVID-19 battered Ohio, addiction treatment services scrambled to fight a surging opioid crisis
2.1.21 | Sandusky Register Health board gets addiction grant
2.1.21 | WLIO-TV Mental health “Response Team” under discussion to assist first responders
2.1.21 | Patch.com Miami Valley volunteer wins national award for drug prevention
2.1.21 | SpectrumNews1 The other side of addiction: the “superhero” and police chief
2.1.21 | Springfield News-Sun Behavioral health clinic opens second location in Springfield
2.1.21 | Cleveland.com Lorain County approves mental health funding for four school districts
2.1.21 | OPEN MINDS 8 percent of Medicaid beneficiaries age 12+ were treated for addiction disorder in 2018
2.1.21 | WTOL-TV Heidelberg scholarship helps future mental health counselors start careers in NW Ohio
2.1.21 | Highland County Press Grant awards announced to strengthen youth resiliency in Appalachian Ohio
2.1.21 | Cincinnati Enquirer Event: Join the Enquirer and mental health experts to discuss impact of the pandemic