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  • Center for Evidence-Based Practices Advances Innovations for Behavioral Healthcare in 36 States, 5 Countries

    Staff turnover in behavioral healthcare organizations has always been a challenge for sustaining service innovations that improve quality of life and other outcomes for people diagnosed with severe mental illness and addiction to alcohol, tobacco, opioids, and other drugs. The Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University celebrates its 20th Anniversary helping service systems and organizations advance workforce development to support and sustain best practices that improve quality of life and other outcomes for individuals and families. / The Center is supported by the Ohio Department of Medicaid.

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  • Opioid Epidemic Needs Public-Health, Harm-Reduction Approach to Addiction Treatment

    Lenore A. Kola, PhD, of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University has co-authored an editorial that encourages lawmakers and other policymakers to abandon harsh opinions and policies which may brand people who suffer from addiction to alcohol and other drugs, including opioids, as morally inadequate and, thus, not entitled to or eligible for treatment. Kola and her co-author, Mark I. Singer, PhD, argue that the time has come for social systems to adopt a public-health approach to addiction treatment that includes harm reduction.

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  • Training Available for Ohio’s Expedited SSI & SSDI Program

    The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) has developed the Expedited SSI & SSDI Program as a way to reduce the processing time of applications for disability determination for adults with severe and persistent mental illness. OhioMHAS is training community-based behavioral health providers in the state about the program, so they may assist eligible individuals. Ohio providers may request an in-person training from OhioMHAS to take place at their organizations.

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  • Promote Health-Behavior Change among People with Severe Mental Illness

    OhioMHAS LogoLearn to support health-behavior change among people with severe mental illness and addiction in your community with stages of change, motivational interviewing, and tobacco interventions. Our Center has added new dates to its "Breath of Fresh Air" training series as part of Ohio's initiative to promote integrated primary and behavioral healthcare. The initiative is supported by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS). Attend in a city near you: Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo.

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  • Prepare for Future of Behavioral Healthcare

    Some popular topics being featured in 48 workshops during our EBP Conference 2014. / Today's Spotlight! / Veterans Affairs in Ohio implements integrated treatment for co-occurring substance abuse and mental illness and presents five challenges and solutions  for systems change + Learn why effective team leadership includes more than supervision + Discover clinical solutions for the complexities of co-occurring disorders.

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  • Center Shares Lessons Learned about Addiction, Mental Illness, Primary Health, ACT with European Collaborators

    The work of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices in Europe is a cultural exchange that helps advance the stages-of-change and stages-of-treatment approach to recovery from substance abuse and mental illness. In his work with Dutch collaborators, Patrick Boyle has discovered how cultural values of tolerance and harm reduction in the Netherlands support this stage-based approach to behavioral healthcare and rehabilitation from co-occurring disorders. Recovery successes from Dutch agencies, hospitals, and criminal justice institutions, he explains, hold important lessons for American service systems.

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  • Great American Smokeout includes people with serious mental illness, five tips for your practice

    The American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout takes place on Thursday, November 15. Our Center is using the event to remind health and behavioral health professionals to encourage people with serious mental illness and substance use disorders to consider reducing and eliminating the use of tobacco products. There are five easy things you can do in your practice. We also encourage organizations to incorporate tobacco recovery into their integrated primary and behavioral healthcare initiatives and Health Homes.

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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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  • Our new website has 'my account' feature, incorporates CCOE sites, much more

    We have launched a new website and need your help with the transition by creating (or re-creating) your own membership account, which is free. The new "my account" feature helps you manage your event registration, resource downloads, and more. We have also moved the websites of our Ohio Coordinating Center of Excellence (CCOE) initiatives to this new website, so remember to update any references to those links.

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