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You Belong Campaign – Grant Opportunity

 

The Hancock County Cultural Humility & Health Equity Delegation (Delegation) is pleased to make available funds to implement the You Belong Campaign within local, Hancock County-based organizations. Funds may be used to support the implementation and/or expansion of the Delegation’s You Belong Campaign in a manner that is both appropriate for the organization and serves as a way to create safe and caring spaces for the organization’s employees, members, students, and/or clients. A total of $50,000 is available through this Grant Program, and each grant applicant may request up to $5,000.

Each grant applicant shall submit a grant application detailing how the funds will be used to promote the You Belong Campaign, and what outcomes will be achieved by promoting the campaign within the organization. Upon completion of grant, grant awardees shall submit a report to the Delegation demonstrating the outcomes of the campaign’s implementation within the organization, as well as participate in the 2023 You Belong Community Event.

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE YOU BELONG CAMPAIGN, CLICK HERE

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE GRANT OPPORTNITY, CLICK HERE

TO APPLY FOR THE GRANT, CLICK HERE

Questions: Please Contact Zach Thomas, [email protected]

Please Join Us – We Need Your Voice

The Hancock County Opioid & Addictions Task Force is hosting two opportunities for you to share how addiction is affecting you and people you love. The Task Force wants to know what is and isn’t working to bring help, hope, and healing to people affected by addiction.

Wednesday, September 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 8, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Both meetings will take place at The D.O.C.K – St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 800 S. Main St., Findlay.

If you are unable to attend but want to share your thoughts, please CLICK HERE.

A Community Position on Legal Substances

As a leading community entity charged with providing the most comprehensive, research-based, and accurate information related to substance use, this document is to serve as resource in creating common agreement on the use of legal substances. Although the substances discussed here are legal for adult consumption, there are still significant risks associated with improper use. Most importantly, this document maintains in its position and policy recommendations overarching prevention principles which strive to create healthy individuals and safe communities –

which is to prevent or delay the use of harmful substances by youth.

To access the document, please click HERE.

Substance Use and Recovery Workplace Safety Program

Brought to you by the Hancock County ADAMHS Board, Findlay-Hancock County Chamber of Commerce, and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, this program reimburses employers for:

  • Development and legal review of employer policies and procedures about substance use issues.
  • Training for employees to understand substance use and their employer’s related policies.
  • Training to equip supervisors and managers to better manage employees in recovery.
  • Recovery-supportive drug testing for prospective and current employees.

For more information, CLICK HERE.

To enroll in the program, CLICK HERE.

You may also contact Zach Thomas, Director of Wellness & Education, ADAMHS

419-424-1985

 

Hancock County Resiliency Network

The ongoing pandemic has taken its toll on all of us. We recognize this is especially true for those who are providing services within the community. We are excited to announce a new opportunity for service providers/educators in Hancock County to participate in an easily accessible self-care opportunity, the Hancock County Resiliency Network.

 

The Hancock County Resiliency Network will provide 1-hour session(s) each month to create space for providers to network, identify and monitor symptoms of secondary traumatic stress, expand and rehearse self-care skills, connect with peers to process trauma exposure, and develop your own personal resilience plan. These sessions will be held virtually and facilitated by Bobbi Beale of Care Western Reserve.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Measuring the Impact of ROSC in Hancock County

In the fall of 2013, Hancock County ADAMHS, launched a system analysis for improvement and transformation of its behavioral health services. This analysis included an exploration of the relevance of establishing a Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) model for the community. During this process, a full assessment of Hancock County’s existing mental health and substance use disorder treatment service continuum was conducted which included identification of service gaps; recommendations to increase and expand services; aligning systems, programs, practices, and policies in such a manner that uses best science; and unifying a vision of recovery as an opportunity for each person, family, and the community.

This process was guided by the following two principles:

  • ROSC provides ongoing monitoring and feedback with assertive outreach efforts to promote continual participation, re-motivation, and reengagement.
  • ROSC will be guided by recovery-based processes and outcome measures. Outcome measures will be developed in collaboration with individuals in recovery. Outcome measures will reflect the long-term global effects of the recovery process on the individual, family and community, not just the remission of biomedical symptoms. Outcomes will be measurable and include benchmarks of quality-of-life changes.

ROSC also seeks to build recovery capital. Recovery capital is the measure of assets needed for recovery in an individual, family, and community. Recovery capital is measured at the beginning of a person’s journey into recovery and shows strengths or needs for success. As recovery capital grows, so does the health and resilience of the individual, family, and community.

Finally, ROSC, provides a natural trajectory into population health. The purpose of population health is to improve the health of individuals and the community by advising where to invest resources to address social determinant of health.  By having ROSC focused on the health, wellness and recovery of the entire community, Hancock County will ultimately link the values of the community to service delivery, resulting in optimal health outcomes for all.

What follows is a visual representation of the increasing scope of services, programs, and supports that have expanded during the development, implementation, and sustainment of ROSC in Hancock County.

To read the document in full, click on the link below.

The Impact of a Recovery Oriented System of Care in Hancock County, Ohio

Supporting Documents (9 documents)

2022 Hancock County Community Partnership Prevention and Wellness Grant Program

The Hancock County Community Partnership is pleased to make available funds for local prevention and wellness initiatives. These funds may be used to support prevention and wellness initiatives that promote health, safety, and reduce the likelihood of or delaying the onset of health-related problems for people of all ages (e.g. harmful substance use, mental illness, suicide ideation, problem gambling/gaming, process addictions). Proposed initiatives must be congruent with the Partnership Prevention Model.

In Hancock County, the average age of first use of alcohol and tobacco is 12.6 years old (2018 Hancock County Community Health Assessment). Research informs us that the longer we delay first use of substances, the likelihood of developing a substance use disorder is reduced (Grant, Dawson, 2018). Additionally, when there is a greater understanding of adolescent brain development (by both adults and youth) there is increased opportunity for resiliency (Youth Thrive, Center for the Study of Social Policy).

The Partnership is advocating for grant proposals that focus on delaying the onset of first use of substances (alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, etc.) and/or increases the understanding of adolescent brain development. Funds may also be used for professional development with an emphasis on the understanding of adolescent brain development.

Proposals will be accepted for initiatives that serve populations of any age.

For more information about the Grant Program, including application requirements,

CLICK HERE.

Proposals are due February 8, 2022.

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