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.

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MyCare Ohio demonstrates better care, lower costs, according to ODM

The Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) recently released its annual MyCare Ohio evaluation. The report shows the MyCare program is saving Ohio taxpayers at least $30 million annually while also delivering better care and better health outcomes for more than 113,000 Ohioans enrolled in the program.


APA Free Course of the Month - July 2018

PTSD: Pathophysiology, Treatment, and Military Aspects

Around 6.8% of the population who have been exposed to a traumatic experience in their lifetime will experience PTSD, while a dramatically higher 17-25% of those exposed to military combat will. This course discusses the pathophysiology, treatment, and military aspects of PTSD including the unique characteristics of combat operational stress as well as the currently available treatment modalities for PTSD. Read More


Area 4 - Early Career Mentorship & Career Planning Symposium

Free to attend for OPPA/APA Resident-Fellow Members

Resident-Fellow Members in Ohio - make plans to attend this excellent half day of learning on Sat., Aug., 18, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in Cleveland. The event is designed to address important topics not covered during residency/fellowship. Read More


Mark Hurst, MD takes over as director of OMHAS with Tracy Plouk's resignation

Mark Hurst, MD, has been named by Governor John Kasich as the new director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (Ohio MHAS). He replaces Tracy Plouck who left to take a job with a non-profit organization. Dr. Hurst has been with the state mental health agency since 1991, and has served as the medical director of the OhioMHAS for the past six years. Read More


Dispensing of emergency refill of medication without a prescription

Legislation passed in 2016, commonly referred to as Kevin’s Law, modified the authority of pharmacists to dispense an emergency refill of medication without a prescription. Read More

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 July 2018 
July 22, 2018

OPPA Council Meeting

OPPA offices, upstairs boardroom

July 24, 2018

OPPFoundation Board Meeting

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