Congratulations to the Service and Support Administration Department for receiving the MI/ID CCOE Team Award at this year’s NADD Annual Conference!
Each year the Coordinating Center of Excellence in Mental Illness/Intellectual Disability and Ohio’s Telepsychiatry Project for Intellectual Disability recognizes counties in the state of Ohio that have excelled in the areas of provision of services and resources to individuals with co-occurring conditions. The accomplishments may include educational programming, collaborative efforts among systems, team building, coordinating specialized clinical services, and many other administrative and leadership activities. Their advocacy efforts in accessing mental health treatment and in coordinating care for individuals with IDD with the most complex needs could be a model for others.
The Ross County Board of DD has shown an exemplary commitment to serving Ross County’s citizens with complex needs in the community. For the last several years, Ross County has successfully collaborated with countless community partners and agencies to extend their leadership and expertise to other communities in need across county lines. Always willing to innovate, the board has improved and incorporated every aspect of service planning, self-determination, and advocacy into the delivery of service and care. In addition, Ross County has a long-standing reputation of dedication to trauma informed approaches and best practices. When patients in Ross County are seen in Ohio’s Telepsychiatry Program, they are always accompanied by knowledgeable collateral data sources and the County Board of DD consistently goes above and beyond to facilitate medical and counseling appointments. They have always been, and continue to be, on the cutting edge of increased access to the highest quality training for the field of co-occurring conditions.