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The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) supports the evolution of a modern prevention infrastructure focused on implementing integrated, comprehensive and evidence-based prevention services. Staff members focus on providing training and technical assistance to communities, supporting resiliency in youth and families, and promoting awareness of healthy life style choices for all Ohioans.
OhioMHAS also supports access to treatment options that we know are effective, while also balancing efforts toward prevention and recovery supports so that our intervention may avoid problems before they escalate and help people in recovery remain healthy and productive. Integration of behavioral and physical health care is essential to achieve better individual outcomes and achieve lower health care costs
The National Alliance On Mental Illness (NAMI) is a nationwide grassroots advocacy group, representing people affected by mental illness in the United States. NAMI educates, supports, and advocates for people living with mental illnesses and their families. NAMI offers classes and other supports for people living with mental illnesses, their families, community members
The mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is to advance science on the causes and consequences of drug use and addiction and to apply that knowledge to improve individual and public health. This involves strategically supporting and conducting basic and clinical research on drug use (including nicotine), its consequences, and the underlying neurobiological, behavioral and social mechanisms involved.
NIDA also works to ensure the effective translation, implementation
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA’s mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities. Established by Congress in 1992, the goal is to make substance use and mental disorder information, services
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We’re committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) is a cabinet-level agency, meaning the director reports to the governor and serves as a member of the Executive Branch of Ohio’s government. The ODH executive team helps the Director of Health formulate the agency’s strategic policy goals and objectives. The team is composed of the Chief of Staff, the Medical Director and the General Counsel. These leaders, along with agency senior-level managers and supervisors, work in tandem to ensure the state health department is responsive to the needs of Ohio’s 11.5 million residents.
ODH’s mission is to protect and improve the health of all Ohioans by preventing disease, promoting good health and assuring access to quality care.
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