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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Research Watch - June 2017 now available

Research Watch is an initiative by the residents of Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center in the form of a monthly e-publication, which aims to inform psychiatry residents and faculty of notable articles published in prominent research and educational journals, with the hope of promoting a culture of incorporating latest research in our psychiatric worldview. Read More


APA urges members to Contact their US senators to voice opposition to health AHCA

Members of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) “are urged to contact their US senators to voice opposition to the health care reform bill now being considered in the Senate.” It is expected that senators will “vote on the bill, which is based on the House-passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), by July 4.” APA's dedicated page makes it easy to make contact. Read More


SAMHSA National Behavioral Health Barometer now available

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has released the Behavioral Health Barometer, United States, Volume 4. Topics addressed in the report include substance use, serious mental illness, serious thoughts of suicide and behavioral health treatment. Read More


Ohio's Behavioral Health Redesign - disappointment expressed at delay by actions of the Ohio Council

After more than two years of development and extensive stakeholder input, the Ohio Departments of Medicaid and Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) are ready to implement Behavioral Health Redesign. However, a recent move by the Ohio Council for Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers has stalled the process delaying the July 1 implementation date. Many providers and stakeholders favored a July 1 implementation date, and have expressed disappointment and negative business impacts from the delay. Read More


A Veteran's plea: stop executing people with severe mental illness

Frederick J. Frese, III, Ph.D., practicing psychologist and former Marine Corps captain who served during the Vietnam War and who was discharged after being diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, is someone who has been on both sides of the mental health system  - as a consumer and as a caregiver - Dr. Frese supports others who believe that taking the death penalty off the table for people with severe mental illness (Ohio's HB 81/SB 40) is a sensible, humane response that respects the fundamental dignity of each human being. Read More

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 June 2017 
July 10, 2017

OPPA Government Relations Committee


July 17, 2017

OPPA Executive Committee


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