ADAMHS Board Program Committee will meet on the second Tuesday of each month, 7:30-9:00am.
On Tuesday, August 19, 2014 a Community Forum was held to hear concerns regarding the local opiate epidemic. One issue that continued to rise to the surface was the need to provide a system of support for those affected by the opiate epidemic.
Catherine Gabe, State Coordinator for the GAP Network was in attendance to share information about how to develop a support group in Hancock County. Attached below is a document with additional information regarding the GAP Network.
If you would like to contact Catherine Gabe for additional information, she may be reached here:
Cathy Gabe (email@example.com)
If you are interested in joining a support group, please contact our office. A support group is in development and additional information will be available as this project moves forward.
All ADAMHS Committee and Board meetings have been cancelled for July. Regular meeting schedule will resume in August.
On July 1, 2014, the Millstream Interactive Multimedia Class, taught by Michael Magnas, was awarded Third Place in the state-wide 2014 Don’t Get Me Started PSA and Music Video Contest sponsored by the Ohio Association of Community Behavioral Health Authorities and the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services.
In the fall of 2013, the class was asked by the Hancock County Opiate Task Force Education Committee to write, develop, and produce a short video that would appeal to their peers and address the risk of prescription drug misuse and abuse. Impressed by the quality of work presented by the students, the Task Force submitted this video for adjudication in the video contest.
This video contest was a project of the Don’t Get Me Started (DGMS) anti-drug campaign. DGMS draws on collaborative community outreach initiatives and engagement strategies to increase awareness and the openness to discuss the issue of prescription drug misuse and abuse among youth and young adults.
Representatives from the class met at the Hyatt Regency in Columbus to be recognized for their work on this video and their commitment to promoting a drug-free lifestyle. The class will receive a $500.00 scholarship to be used for future class project.
Pictured left to right: Tracy Plouck, Director of Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; Destiny Adams; Stuart Collins; and Kevin Miller, Executive Director of Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities Agency.
National Prevention Week is a SAMHSA-supported annual health observance dedicated to increasing public awareness of, and action around, substance abuse and mental health issues. National Prevention Week 2014 is about Our Lives. Our Health. Our Future. We’ll be highlighting the important role each of us has in maintaining a healthy life and ensuring a productive future.
Please visit here throughout the week for additional information!
Beginning in 2011, the Hancock County Community Partnership became recipient of a grant from the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services called the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant. Over the next four years members of the Community Partnership would work to target specific substance abuse issues in our community and determine the most appropriate ways to address these issues through evidence-based prevention initiatives.
EXCITING NEWS! The JobSolutions website portal, Jobs Near Me, is UP AND RUNNING!
This search engine has been exclusively developed for Hancock County JobSolutions by JYoakam. This portal will allow you to customize and personalize your employment search so you can find the job that is right for you!
In the very near future, the Jobs Near Me Smart Phone App will be released so that you can continue your employment search anywhere.
Check it out!