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, Association 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

 
Drug Overdoses are Soaring During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Nationwide, federal and local officials are reporting alarming spikes in drug overdoses — a hidden epidemic within the coronavirus pandemic. Emerging evidence suggests that the continued isolation, economic devastation and disruptions to the drug trade in recent months are fueling the surge. Suspected overdoses nationally — not all of them fatal — jumped 18 percent in March compared with

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Coronavirus Task Force Returns, But Downplays New Flareups as Local 'Hot Spots'

The panel held a public briefing on Friday for the first time since late April, and though both coronavirus cases and deaths have more than doubled in the U.S. since then

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Heal Yourself First: Local Fire Chief Sounds the Alarm on Mental Health

The coronavirus pandemic has brought added stress to our first responders. And sadly it comes as we are losing more of these heroes to suicide. Now a local fire chief is sounding the alarm on mental health in his profession. He should know

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Gov. DeWine Ponders County-By-County Approach as Ohio Coronavirus Cases Rise

Gov. Mike DeWine — who in the past had called imposing coronavirus restrictions by county a disaster — said he’s now looking at such an approach

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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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