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OhioMHAS Budget Overview Webinar – July 1
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is expected to sign House Bill 110, Ohio’s biennial operating budget for SFY 2022-23 into law this evening. The Governor has announced that he will hold a media availability at 10 a.m. on July 1 to discuss his budget priorities. Make plans to join Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) Director Lori Criss on July 1 at 4 p.m. for an OhioMHAS budget overview. During the webinar, Director Criss will highlight key investments benefiting Ohio’s mental health and addiction prevention, treatment and recovery support services system. Click HERE to register. After registering, you will receive an email containing information about joining the webinar. Click HERE to view system requirements for attendees. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the OhioMHAS Budget web page for those unable to attend.
Governor DeWine Signs House Bill 168
On Tuesday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 168, a measure that will invest $2.2 billion from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 into Ohio's future. Among other things, the bill, sponsored by Rep. Mark Fraizer (R-Newark) and Rep. Mike Loychik (R-Bazetta), invests $84 million in a pediatric behavioral health initiative administered by OhioMHAS. These funds will increase Ohio's capacity for youth behavioral health services and increase access and quality of care across all regions of the state. OhioMHAS will be sharing more soon about this initiative. Click HERE to read an announcement from the Governor’s office.
RFP: FY22 State-Wide Advocacy Network (SWAN) Initiative – MHA-FY22-BRS-SWAN-01)
OhioMHAS is seeking proposals from qualified applicants to serve as the State-Wide Advocacy Network (SWAN) to provide regional technical assistance, training, and oversight for wellness projects. These projects will support and encourage recovery, resiliency, wellness, and self-management of whole health (physical and behavioral). Projects will support people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders throughout Ohio living in or transitioning back to the community from regional psychiatric hospitals and/or other institutional settings. A total of seven grants will be awarded. Individual awards will not exceed $65,000 per applicant, per year. Questions must be submitted to email@example.com by 5 p.m. on July 22. Responses to frequently asked questions will be posted to the OhioMHAS Funding Opportunities web page. Proposals should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 p.m. on July 30.
View RFP (MHA-FY22-BRS-SWAN-01)
2021 OhioMHAS Agreements and Assurances
Grants Budget and Narrative Form
Fairfield County ADAMHS to Host Drive-Through Narcan Event – July 8
Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) – July 27-30
Trauma-Informed Leadership Series
The Northwest Ohio Trauma-Informed Care Collaborative, in partnership with OhioMHAS, will host a three-part Trauma-Informed Leadership webinar series in July. Each session will run from 9:30-11 a.m. Sessions will be led by Sarah Buffie from Soul Bird Consulting and Amy Chavez from ReStoryative Somatics. Click the links below to register.
July 21 | Safety and Trustworthiness
July 26 | Collaboration and Empowerment
July 28 | Inclusion and Healing-Centered Leadership
Understanding Trauma in Children and Self-Care Trainings
The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, with support from the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, will host two free trainings intended for educators, behavioral health providers, and others who frequently work with youth and families. Both trainings will take place from 1-3 p.m. on the dates noted below. Click the links for more information and to register. Questions? Please email Courtney Ebersole at email@example.com.
July 14 | Understanding Trauma in Children
July 21 | The Importance of Self-Care for Staff (Even a Cactus Needs Water)
Peer Recovery Supporter Facilitator Trainings
Ohio 2021 Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC) Needs Assessment
New Video Highlights Ohio Tele-Psychiatry Project for Persons with MI/ID
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