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5 Things coming from Community Solutions in 2024

We finished 2023 strong, poised to leverage the growing support of our local foundations and funders to continue, deepen, and grow our work. Check out just a few of our plans for 2024.  1. Love our community fact sheets? Get ready for more! Thanks to generous support from The Cleveland Foundation, Community Solutions will build...

Status of Women: High rates of health care coverage in Ohio, maternal health challenges remain
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Status of Women: High rates of health care coverage in Ohio, maternal health challenges remain

In our new release of Status of Women, we see the Ohio health insurance coverage rate is 95%. This is almost entirely thanks to Ohio’s decision to expand Medicaid in 2014 and the Affordable Care Act. Clearly, policy changes like this can make an enormous, positive difference in people’s lives. While overall, access and care...

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Ohio public policy developments we’re grateful for

By: Staff, Public Policy We are excited to share our inaugural blog post on what we are thankful for…the policy edition. We often share updates on health and human services policies, but they aren’t always positive. With this blog, we focused on a few of (but not all) the policy developments that help move Ohio...

Changes to Remote Opioid Treatment Regulations and House Bill 300
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Changes to Remote Opioid Treatment Regulations and House Bill 300

Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) operating in Ohio are subject to federal and state regulations. At the federal level, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and 42 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 8 regulate Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders, standards,...

OneOhio Recovery Foundation: How’d we get here and what’s been done?
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OneOhio Recovery Foundation: How’d we get here and what’s been done?

The OneOhio Recovery Foundation was formed to support the OhioOhio plan, after the 2021 opioid settlement awarded Ohio around $2 Billion dollars for opioid crisis recovery. The Foundation is tasked with distributing 55 percent of Ohio’s opioid settlement funds over the next two decades. The rest will go directly to the state and local governments....

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Great Minds Fellowship working to expand Ohio’s behavioral health workforce

The Great Minds Fellowship provides students with career growth opportunities while helping communities in Ohio to better treat individuals with mental health and substance use disorders. This program is especially needed because of the high prevalence of mental health issues among Ohioans. Nearly 600,000 Ohio adults suffer from serious mental illness. Nearly 600,000 Ohio adults...

Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Final budget overview
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Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services: Final budget overview

On July 5th, Governor Mike DeWine signed H.B.33 into law. The enacted version of H.B. 33 appropriates $1.2 billion in FY 2024 and $1.1 billion in FY 2025 for the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS), totaling $2.3 billion for the entire biennium. Approximately half (50.4%) of these funds come from the General...

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