2022 Pinnacle Awards Go to CareSource, Paramount Health Care
The Ohio Association of Health Plans (OAHP) is recognizing CareSource and Paramount Health Care for innovative programs to help families dealing with behavioral health conditions and to improve communication and thus health outcomes for people with chronic health conditions.
OhioRISE Brings New Hope to Families of Multi-system Youth
By Tracey Izzard, CEO, OhioRISE

July 1 began a new era in Ohio: one in which some of Ohio’s children and youth — those with significant behavioral health needs who are also involved with other social service systems — no longer have to navigate a maze of systems and bureaucracies. And they have access to more specialized behavioral health resources than ever before.
Behavioral Health: Stopping Stigma and Showing the Way to Help
By Kelly O’Reilly, President and CEO, Ohio Association of Health Plans

Like many in the health-care industry, our member plans are deeply invested in meeting the needs of the moment in behavioral-health care. Two factors — a rise in behavioral-health needs and a growing willingness to seek treatment — have come together to create an unprecedented demand for care.

I’m excited to talk about two new ways OAHP is engaged: our membership in the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance and new “road map” for accessing behavioral-health care.
Growing the Behavioral Health Workforce and Addressing Equity: Two Ohio Policy Priorities
By Angela Weaver, Director of Regulatory Affairs, Ohio Association of Health Plans

For many of us working to improve health care, the challenges we face can sometimes seem overwhelming, especially in two of the most difficult areas — behavioral health and overall health equity.
Keeping the Healers Healthy: New Service Provides Anonymous Mental Health Referral for Health Care Professionals
By Todd Baker, Chief Executive Officer, Ohio State Medical Association

The trials of the pandemic have put a spotlight on the emotional toll that comes with being a health care professional, but it wasn’t news to us at the Ohio State Medical Association. Stress and burnout long have been issues in health care and we’ve been working for years to provide resources for physicians and other providers to obtain care for their own well-being.

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