The Ohio Mental Health Insurance Assistance Office Connects Ohioans to Behavioral Health Help
Judith L. French, Director, Ohio Department of Insurance

The new MHIA office helps Ohioans understand how to identify the mental health benefits that may be in a person's health insurance plan and how to access those benefits to receive care. 
For Better Behavioral Health, Ohio Must Start by Building the Workforce
By By Teresa Lampl, CEO, The Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Service Providers

More Ohioans than ever need help with mental illness or substance abuse, and there aren’t enough professionals to help them.
Medicaid Providers Take Note: Submitting the Pregnancy Risk Assessment Form Can Save Babies’ Lives
By Beejadi Mukunda, MD, VP & Market Chief Medical Officer, Ohio, CareSource

Ohio has an unacceptably high rate of infant mortality: For every 1,000 live births, 6.7 babies die before their first birthday. It’s a tragedy compounded by inequity. What can we do about that?
A pilot program showed that housing support for at-risk moms leads to better birth outcomes. Now, we’re expanding it.
By Amy Riegel, Executive Director, Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO)

Those of us who work in housing have known instinctively for a long time that there’s a strong link between stable housing and better health outcomes. How could there not be?
Central Ohio’s Measles Outbreak Was Scary. We Can Prevent the Next One.
By Dr. Bradley Jackson, Plan Performance Medical Director at Anthem BCBS Ohio Medicaid

In November and December of 2022, Ohio made international news for a reason we don’t want to celebrate: We had the country’s worst outbreak of measles. A disease that is absolutely preventable through vaccination, and had once been eradicated in the U.S., was moving through central Ohio communities with alarming speed.
Workforce, Healthcare Affordability Loomed Large in 2022 Priorities
By Kelly O’Reilly, President and CEO, Ohio Association of Health Plans

As 2022 comes to a close, OAHP has a lot of good work to look back on in the past year — and plenty of plans for the new year.

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