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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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  • 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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  • Mark Hurst, MD, medical director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS).
  • Medical Director Mark Hurst Provides Leadership in State of Ohio for Integrated Behavioral Healthcare

    OhioMHAS Logo Mark Hurst, MD, is medical director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), where he provides leadership for clinical services at all of the state's regional psychiatric hospitals and community-based organizations. Dr. Hurst is board certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry and has, throughout his career, integrated treatment for both substance abuse and mental illness as a way to maximize recovery for people with these co-occurring disorders.

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  • Center Teams Up with Veterans Affairs to Improve Mental-Health, Addiction Services for Military Veterans in Ohio

    Free PDFs of PowerPoints now available!/ Mental-health and addictions professionals in community agencies, hospitals, and Health Homes play an important role in helping veterans of the U.S. armed forces and their family members access help to manage symptoms of mental illness, substance use disorders, and brain injury. That's why the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at Case Western Reserve University teamed up with VA medical centers to provide several important video-conference training events in February, March & April, 2013.

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  • Cynthia Holstein, MA, of Shawnee Mental Health Center, Inc., in Portsmouth, Ohio, answers questions about her organization's Health Home for SMI.
  • Conference 2012 Review: Over 300 from 19 States Attend 49 Workshops that Highlight EBPs, Health Homes for SMI

    Our EBP conference featured a keynote plenary about the transformation of health and human services in Ohio and 49 workshops to improve the integration, management, and delivery of services to adults and adolescents with mental illness and substance use disorders. The event took place Oct 22 & 23. Our Center also presented Champion Awards to three outstanding organizations. Certificates of attendance and CEUs have been mailed. Free PDFs of many presentations are available online.

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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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