A Partnership with the Center for Innovative Practices’ Coordinating Center of Excellence | Begun Center for Violence Prevention at Case Western University OhioMHAS has partnered with other state agencies, including Job and Family Services, Medicaid, Youth Services, Developmental Disabilities, Health, and Ohio Family and Children First, to develop and issue the request for proposals. Among its primary responsibilities, the new Center of Excellence will be responsible for:
- Building and sustaining a standardized assessment process
- Evaluating the effectiveness of services
- Expanding service and care coordination capacity for children with complex behavioral health needs and their families
- Providing orientation, training, coaching, mentoring, and other functions/supports as needed to support Ohio’s statewide child caring provider network
- Working with state partner agencies to support the addition and/or expansion, implementation, sustainability, and/or monitoring and evaluation of a number of services/processes, including expansion of access through use of telehealth
- Supporting OhioRISE efforts to create new access to in-home and community-based services that will keep Ohio families together, and bolstering Ohio’s ongoing system transformation and improvement efforts, including expanding the behavioral health continuum of care to better serve youth and families.