OPPA signs on to support Governor DeWine's plan to reduce the likelihood of another tragic loss of Ohioans
The Coalition for Healthy Communities sent a letter to Senate President Obhof and House Speaker Householder applauding Governor Mike DeWine for promptly outlining a plan to reduce the likelihood of another tragic loss of life such as that which occurred in Dayton last week. The solutions he outlines with regard to prevention, early identification and treatment are spot on.
"Knowing that behavioral health is treatable, and that entire communities experience the positive effects of having healthy citizens, we would strongly encourage the General Assembly to fix the still existing shortcomings in the mental health and substance use systems, so that tragedies like this do not occur again. We urge you to make Governor DeWine’s proposal your first order of business when you return to session."