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4th Annual APA & APAF MOORE Equity in Mental Health 5K Run, Walk, & Roll Live Race & Virtual Race

Saturday, July 20

Join OPPA's team and help reach our goal of $2K and make a difference in the mental health of young people of color! The APA's Division of Diversity and Health Equity invites you to join us in combating mental health inequities facing young people of color and in honoring mental health advocate Bebe Moore Campbell. Your time and dollars can help make a difference for young people of color facing mental health challenges and the impact of systemic racism. Funds raised benefit the APA/APAF Moore Equity in Mental Health Community Grants Program, which supports community organizations that have undertaken innovative awareness programs and/or have provided services to improve the mental health of young people of color.

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OPPA successfully brokers a deal on SB 60

As members are likely aware, OPPA originally took a position of active opposition to Senate Bill 60 – a bill that would create a new mid-level mental health profession - Certified Mental Health Assistant. There were significant concerns about the legislation, including training and education, lack of specificity, as well as patient and physician protections. We were asked to identify our top ten major concerns with the bill and our potential solutions to those issues. We are happy to report we were successful in working with the chair, sponsor and committee members to include all 10 items that we requested, which is a huge win for psychiatrists and individuals with mental illness.

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BHPCIA seeking input on your experience with Insurance Panel Participation

The Ohio Behavioral Health Provider Coalition for Insurance Advocacy - of which, OPPA is a member, is seeking feedback on your experience as a behavioral health clinician working with insurance companies. This survey is part of an ongoing series of reports. Responses will inform a forthcoming survey from the Behavioral Health Provider Coalition for Insurance Advocacy. No identifying information will be shared in the final report, but we may select quotes that illustrate important trends and themes. All responses are optional. Please respond as soon as possible.

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Events view all

 July 2024 
July 15, 2024
7:00PM - 8:00PM

OPPA Executive Committee Meeting

July 18, 2024
7:00PM - 8:00PM

OPPFoundation Board Meeting

Zoom meeting