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  • Ohio Invites Halfway Houses and Residential Addiction-Treatment Centers to Expand Services, Include Mental Illness

    OhioMHAS LogoThe State of Ohio is taking another important step to integrate behavioral healthcare services, this time by enhancing the capacity of halfway houses and residential addiction-treatment centers to provide treatment for people with co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. The initiative kicks off in November 2013 with a series of training events for supervisors and direct service staff of residential facilities and halfway houses. The initiative is supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).

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  • New implementation tool helps make integrated primary and behavioral healthcare programs a reality for people with severe mental illness

    Shawnee Mental Health Center in Portsmouth, Ohio has teamed up with the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University to develop one of the first planning and evaluation instruments in the United States that helps organizations integrate primary and behavioral healthcare for people with severe mental illness. Shawnee is using the new Integrated Treatment Tool to develop and improve primary care facilities and services in its three-county service area. This initiative is funded by the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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