THE OHIO COUNCIL OF BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & FAMILY SERVICES PROVIDERS

 
is a statewide trade and advocacy association that represents 150 private organizations that provide alcohol and other drug addiction, mental health, and family services.  The Ohio Council provides four core sets of services to its members:  policy and legislative advocacy; member support and technical assistance; product and service development, generally through endorsed vendor programs; and educational opportunities.


OHIO COUNCIL REMOTE WORK TRANSITION IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
 
In order to do our part to help contain the spread of the COVID-19,  the Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers will begin working remotely effective Monday, March 23rd.  Our office will be closed and our phone system will encourage all caller to use e-mail to contact us. 

While we are working remote, we intend to continue to provide you with the same level of advocacy and information and that you are accustomed to receiving from us.  We will still share regular information on Ohio’s COVID-19 response and remain responsive to e-mails.  During this disruption, we want to make sure you can reach us.  If you need help – have questions – or ideas to share, use the below email's to contact us: 

Teresa Lampl, CEO 
[email protected] 

Geoff Collver, Associate Director 
[email protected] 

Soley Hernandez, Associate Director 
[email protected] 

Brenda Cornett, Associate Director for Administrative Services
[email protected]  

Brenna Whiteside, Administrative Assistant
[email protected]

 

The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers’
2018 Compensation and Benefits Survey Report is Available

 

The Ohio Council’s 2018 Compensation & Benefits Survey Report, prepared by Blue & Co., LLC  is available for purchase.  The 69-page report includes:

  • Employee Benefits & Human Resource Practices,
  • Employee Turnover,
  • Compensation of Line Personnel,
  • Compensation of Management & Supervisory Personnel, and
  • Profile of Survey Respondents  

The information can be used for benchmarking purposes and for updating compensation management systems.  If you would like to place an order online and pay electronically, please click here.  If you would prefer to pay via check, please click here to download the order form to mail with payment.

Your order will be processed immediately upon receipt of payment and a link to the report will be sent to the email address provided on the order form.


 

The Ohio Council's "Policy Solutions for Addiction and Mental Health Crisis" 

Click here for the publication which outlines Ohio’s crisis with rising overdose deaths and suicides, the unmet needs of children and youth with emotional disorders, and the toll that all of this takes on individuals, families, employers, and state resources.  You will find a statement of providers’ priorities and a focus on improving access to services, adequately financing behavioral healthcare through parity enforcement, and growing the community behavioral health and family services workforce.  The policy solutions address prevention, access to treatment, systemic issues across the continuum of care, improving positive outcomes through recovery supports, and building workforce capacity.  Please share this document in your organization, local communities, and in your meetings with your legislators - highlighting those policy solutions that are most relevant to and impactful for your organization.
 

Headlines, NEws & EVENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

 
Ohio Council Welcomes New Affiliate Member

The Ohio Council welcomes new Affiliate Member!  Please send a quick note to welcome them

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Using Telemedicine to Treat Opioid Addiction

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Why Alcohol-Use Research is More Important Than Ever

Alcohol use disorder (AUD) affects roughly 15 million people in the U.S. People with the condition may drink in ways that are compulsive and uncontrollable, leading to serious health issues. "It's the addiction that everyone knows about, but

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We’ve Hit a Pandemic Wall

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, roughly one in 12 American adults reported symptoms of an anxiety disorder at this time last year; now it’s more than one in three. Last week, the Kaiser Family Foundation released a tracking poll showing that for the first time, a majority of American adults — 53 percent — believes that the pandemic is taking a toll on their mental health. This number climbs to

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Clorox Won't Have Enough Disinfecting Wipes Until 2021, Says CEO

Grocery shelves won’t be fully stocked with Clorox’s disinfecting wipes until next year, CEO Benno Dorer told Reuters, as the world’s biggest cleaning products maker struggles with overwhelming pandemic-led demand for its top product. Since the start of global lockdowns, makers of hygiene goods have seen a sustained boom in sales

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Volatility & Violence in the Workplace / Active Shooter Webinar - August 24, 2020

This one hour webinar will teach you to understand the basic principles associated with violence, the cost of workplace violence, and the volatility cycle. We will examine the five warning signs of escalating behavior and learn to apply an appropriate response to the situation. This course will also identify the top 10 tips to help you de-escalate a volatile situation. You will learn how to analyze your workplace to ensure your employees, consumers, and guests are protected from violent intruders. Last, we will touch on how to respond to an active shooter situation

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As Mobile Mental Health Teams Work to De-Escalate Crises, Some Warn their Models Still Rely on Police Partnerships

In the wake of nationwide demonstrations against police brutality, there has been a surge in interest in making sure mental health providers, not law enforcement, are the ones to respond to a psychiatric crisis. It’s a strategy that mental health organizations have been sharpening for decades. Dozens of cities

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Emergency Drug Overdose Visits Associated with Increased Risk for Later Suicide

A new data analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health finds patients who visited the emergency department for an opioid overdose are 100 times more likely to die by drug overdose in the year after being discharged and 18 times more likely to die by suicide relative to the general population

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ODH Operates Public Hotline, Website & MHAS Releases Provider Specific Toolkit on Coronavirus 

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has opened a public hotline on the coronavirus, COVID-19, which can be reached seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. The number is 1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634). There is also a website at http://www.coronavirus.ohio.gov

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