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OhioMHAS Prevention Office Releases Two RFPs to Build Ohio’s Prevention System

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) Office of Prevention is pleased to announce the release of two new funding opportunities for an Ohio Center of Excellence (COE) for Behavioral Health Prevention & Promotion (MHA-FY22-Prevention-CEBHPP-02) and for Ohio Coalition Institute Development and Implementation (MHA-FY22-Prevention-OCIDI-01).
The purpose of the Ohio COE for Behavioral Health Prevention & Promotion opportunity is to identify an Institution of Higher Education partner to serve as the lead organization in the development of the center. This COE will focus on mental, emotional, and behavioral health prevention, promotion and early intervention by building statewide capacity and infrastructure across the lifespan with an emphasis on cultural competency and equity. The selected entity will provide leadership, best practices, research, program development, training and technical assistance across multiple focus areas and settings.
The purpose of the Ohio Coalition Institute Development and Implementation initiative is to advance access to learning opportunities that support achieving excellence in evidence-based community prevention. This funding will support the establishment of a Coalition Institute for all Ohio’s coalitions working to prevent mental, emotional, and behavioral health problems and community level trauma, including the social determinants of health. This professional development process offers a pathway for prevention coalitions and their activities to be built on the science of effective prevention. A statewide partner(s) will be identified to lead the development and ongoing implementation of the Ohio Coalition Institute, a critical need for Ohio’s prevention infrastructure. OhioMHAS is seeking an entity(ies) to develop, formalize and deploy the Ohio Coalition Institute in partnership with the Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Prevention & Promotion (COE) and other key statewide prevention partners.
Both RFA’s can be found on the OhioMHAS Funding Opportunities web page: https://mha.ohio.gov/Schools-and-Communities/Funding-Opportunities.
Funding period for both opportunities: Sept. 1, 2021-March 31, 2023
Request for applications due for both opportunities: Aug. 9 at 11:59 p.m.

FY22 Mental Health Court Funding

OhioMHAS has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to ADAMHS Boards in the following counties: Allen, Ashtabula, Butler, Cuyahoga, Delaware, Fairfield, Hamilton, Jefferson, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Montgomery, Muskingum, Ottawa, Portage, Richland, Stark, and Summit. Information is being collected for the purpose of funding Mental Health Courts in the counties listed and identifying interested certified Mental Health dockets within those counties. The total amount of Mental Health Block Grant funds for the MHCP in FY22 is $150,000; and the one-time funding for the Mental Health Block Grant COVID Relief funds is $700,000 for the time period of July, 2021 through March 15th, 2023. ADAMHS Boards are invited to work with their local specialized dockets to complete the RFI, which serves as a request to participate in the MHCP for FY22. Specialized docket judges are encouraged to contact their local county ADAMHS Board to share their interest in participating in the MHCP and to assist the Board in accurately completing the RFI. All RFI responses must be submitted by the ADAMHS Boards via email to kathy.yocum@mha.ohio.gov by Aug. 6, 2021.

Registration Open: 2021 OhioMHAS Peer Recovery Support Conference – Aug. 24-25

OhioMHAS will host the 2021 Recovery Support Conference: Onward and Upward in Unity virtually on Aug. 24-25. The purpose of the conference, during this unprecedented time, will be to support Peer Recovery Supporters who wish to enhance their skills and obtain new knowledge. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges that exacerbate mental health symptoms, attribute to relapse of substance use, and compound the challenges of accessing services for both mental health and addiction. While rendering services to those who are striving to achieve recovery, it is essential for peers to be united, educate and uplift one another, and move onward and upward in maintaining recovery. Embracing the many pathways to recovery is core to achieving success in this endeavor. Click HERE to register by Aug. 23. For questions, please e-mail peerservices@mha.ohio.gov.

Hopewell Summer Virtual Summit – Aug. 24

Hopewell is hosting a Spirituality and the Healing Process with Mental Health Disorders webinar on Aug. 24 from 11 a.m.-noon. Led by Candace Carlton, LISW-S, this webinar will review and discuss the importance of assessing clients and their spiritual beliefs, from the intake process, assessment, individual service plans and discharge. There will also be review and discussion of theories, research, and resources. This training will be conducted as a Zoom webinar; however, participants should be prepared to engage in discussion, activities, and breakout groups. Video and microphone availability will be needed to fully engage in the training. Click HERE to register.

REMINDER: SUD Prior Authorization Request Form Training – July 29

Reminder: the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) and OhioMHAS are sponsoring a “Substance Use Disorder Services Prior Authorization Request Form” training on July 29 at 3 p.m. The training is open to anyone interested in learning more about this form and how to use it. Click here to join the meeting or paste this link into your browser: https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetup-join/19%3ameeting_ZDNkYTVmNGEtNGMwMi00NWJjLTlkMDgtZmZkNjM0YmM0MGJi%40thread.v2/0?context=%7b%22Tid%22%3a%2250f8fcc4-94d8-4f07-84eb-36ed57c7c8a2%22%2c%22Oid%22%3a%22ec6af84b-b90c-473b-86a6-7ab1cb95fdd0%22%7d. The session will be recorded and made available on the BH.Medicaid.Ohio.Gov website.

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