The OPPA, a district branch of the American Psychiatric Association, is a statewide medical specialty organization whose more than 1,000 physician members specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses, including substance use disorders.
The Ohio Domestic Violence Network announced this week that there were 91 domestic violence deaths in 69 cases in Ohio from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2018. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Read More
Ohio will receive $71.5 million over the next two years to combat the opioid epidemic as part of an ongoing federal grant program designed to increase drug treatment access and reduce opioid-related deaths. Nationwide, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has committed another $1 billion in grants to helping states carryout their opioid epidemic strategies, the department recently announced. Read More
The Ohio Children’s Hospital Association commissioned the Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) to lead a multi-faceted process to develop an Assessment of Child Health and Health Care in Ohio. The Assessment identifies Ohio’s top child health and health care-related priorities and provides a starting place for a child-focused health policy agenda that can pave the way for a healthier Ohio. Read More
The Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) has released a resource page with information on Issue 1, the upcoming statewide ballot initiative that would create a constitutional amendment to implement criminal justice reforms and redirect funding currently used in the criminal justice system to community addiction treatment. Read More
On October 1, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy (SOBP) voted to classify kratom as a Schedule I controlled substance alongside heroin, LSD, and other dangerous illegal drugs. Comments on the proposed rule will be accepted until close of business on Thursday, October 18. Read More
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