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.


 

The Ohio Council's 2019 Annual PAC Campaign - Help Us Reach Our Goal of $7,500

 

The Ohio Council's annual PAC campaign is underway!  The Ohio Council like many other trade associations, corporations and membership organizations has a political action committee (PAC) to support and enhance our direct communication and engagement with members of the Ohio General Assembly.  The Ohio Council PAC (OC-PAC) compliments our traditional policy and regulatory advocacy.  OC-PAC is a helpful tool that can be used to build and strengthen relationships with lawmakers who share our policy interests and priorities.

The OC-PAC is funded by the personal donations (personal credit card, check or cash) of individuals who are associate with or employed by members of our trade association.  If you would like to make a contribution, please click here to pay electronically.



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

 
Grant Awards Support Expansion of Early Child Mental Health Services

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), in partnership with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s Children’s Initiative and the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD),

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Ohio Medicaid: Kasich Left Legions of Problems

In a scathing report to Gov. Mike DeWine, Ohio Medicaid Director Maureen Corcoran said on Tuesday the agency overseeing health care for 3 million poor Ohioans “as we inherited it, was a mess.”

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Ohio Drug Overdose Deaths Decrease in 2018, First Drop in a Decade

The number of Ohioans who died from unintentional drug overdoses declined by 22.7% in 2018 -- the first decrease since 2009 and a possible sign the worst of the opioid epidemic may be over, according to an Ohio Department of Health report.

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Alcohol-Related Deaths Jump, Particularly for Women

Deaths related to alcohol doubled over the past 20 years in the U.S, particularly in women and drinkers middle-aged and older, a new analysis shows. Rates of death involving alcohol increased more for women (85%) than men (35%), between 1999 and 2017,

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More Police Officers Died by Suicide Than on Duty in 2019

More police officers died by suicide than in the line of duty in 2019, and the number of reported police suicides rose for the fourth consecutive year, according to data from Blue H.E.L.P., a mental health advocacy group

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Family Doctors In Rural America Tackle Crisis Of Addiction And Pain

In many ways, rural communities have become the face of the nation’s opioid epidemic. Drug overdose deaths are more common by population size in rural areas than in urban ones. Amid a nationwide decline

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Influential Gun Rights Group Opposes 'Pink Slip' Bill

The leader of the Ohio House had pointed to a bill that would change gun and mental health laws as an alternative to Gov. Mike DeWine’s anti-gun violence package. The proposal that is likely to be opposed by some Republicans. The Buckeye Firearms Association lists

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Medicaid Expansion Linked to Declines in Fatal Opioid Overdoses

States that expanded eligibility for Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act had lower opioid overdose death rates on average compared with non-expansion states, according a study by researchers at several universities.  They found counties

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Gabapentin May Become Controlled Substance in Ohio Amid Abuse

A common drug sometimes prescribed as an opioid alternative is being abused across Ohio, and its misuse could lead the state to deem it a controlled substance in the near future.

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1/10/2020 - Sexual Harassment & Cultural Competence

Learn about Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and other laws regarding workplace harassment. Learn what harassment is and isn’t and train your employees to recognize and report harassment. By the conclusion of this webinar
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