Montgomery County

Special Edition July 2019
Montgomery County ADAMHS 2019 Mid-Summer Update
July is Minority Mental Health Month
Minorities often stand in the shadows of mental health treatment and services; due in part to their reluctance to seek services, but even when they do, national evidence reveals that disparate access exists across cultural groups. July activities heighten awareness of the impact of depression and trauma across minority communities as well as the increase of such illnesses as heart disease, often resulting from stress. Mental health doesn’t discriminate, but access to mental health treatment can be more difficult for people of different races, color and gender identity.

Seeking to eradicate stigma and racial disparities, ADAMHS is hosting numerous classes on Cultural Humility, Health Disparities, etc. A recent collaboration with Greater Cincinnati’s HealthPath Foundation and the Racial Equity Institute from North Carolina, resulted in a half day Groundwater Training followed by a two-day Phase I deep dive into the roots of institutional racism and implicit bias. Awareness efforts will continue as we all work to eradicate barriers and stigma about mental illness

Family Assistance Center Addresses Community Need
Within days of the 15 tornadoes that struck our area, ADAMHS, in partnership with Montgomery County, Public Health Dayton-Montgomery County, Clark County EOC and numerous partner agencies launched a four-week Family Assistance Center to address the immediate needs of impacted neighborhoods.

With gratitude for the generous gift of space by the Trotwood Church of The Latter Day Saints, the Center was a “one-stop” location that connected over 1600 households with trained mental health specialists and brought together more than 10 agency partners including Public Health, Ohio BMV, Montgomery County JFS, Montgomery County’s Auditor and Recorder’s Offices, Greater Dayton Premier Management, Sinclair Community College, RTA and others to access services for document replacement, inoculation records, public assistance benefits, emergency housing and even portable baby cribs as well as providing transportation to nearby locations to obtain food, clothing and other items.

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ADAMHS Earns National Recognition
The National Association of Counties (NACo) recently honored ADAMHS with four Achievement Awards for outstanding programs. The awards were for the Montgomery County Rx Medication Safety Campaign; the Montgomery County Prevention Coalition, the ADAMHS Training Institute, and the Montgomery County Emergency Room Overdose Notification System (MCERON). NACo annually recognizes county organizations for innovative and effective government programs that strengthen services for residents.

MCERON Receives Honorable Mention

ADAMHS introduced its Montgomery County Emergency Room Overdose Notification System (MCERON) last Fall as a tool to quickly (re)engage as many ER overdose patients as possible into treatment. It has been utilized over 400 times so far this year by sending service providers an online alert within 24 hours of a suspected drug overdose to initiate
immediate patient outreach and engagement and follow-up.

MCERON received honorable mention in the 2019 National Scattergood Innovation Award contest as innovative technology that challenges how behavioral health is viewed. The annual award is presented by the Scattergood Foundation and the National Council for Behavioral Health. MCERON is a collaborative system in partnership with the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association
Dayton Chamber of Commerce Honors
Drug-Free Workplace Efforts
“This year, we honor an organization that has become a key chamber partner in the past few years as we take on drug-free workplace challenges stemming from the impact of the opioid crisis in Ohio…” said Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce President, Phil Parker as he announced ADAMHS as this year’s Jonathan Dayton Public Partner Award. We are extremely honored to be recognized as a collaborative partner with the many agencies and businesses that diligently work to address the challenges resulting from the opioid crisis.

Participate in one, or all of our workforce development and training programs - Substance Use Recovery
& Workforce Safety Program, Wellness @ Work, and Chemical Dependency Career program; or schedule a specialized training through the Training Institute.

50 Years of Service in Montgomery County
The 2018 ADAMHS Impact Report is now available online. It highlights accomplishments of the past year, as well as our 50th anniversary community celebration. It includes informative statistics, summary fiscal and funding information, and you can learn about recovery housing, community training, and innovative prevention programs

Click here to view:  2018 ADAMHS Impact Report
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