Older Ohioans Unveils New Web Resource

March 28, 2007
Marion Star

Columbus, Ohio - The Older Ohioans Behavioral Health Network has unveiled Ohio's Network of Care, www.ohio.networkorcare.org, a free statewide Web resource that connects individuals, families and agencies concerned with mental and emotional wellness to information, communication and advocacy tools.

Currently, 77 counties participate in Network of Care. The site provides a comprehensive directory of service providers in each participating county and helps visitors connect with the right services at the the right time, a news release states.

The tool includes the Wellness Recovery Action Plan, an self-management and recovery system that aims to help users monitor emotional and psychiatric symptoms and avoid unhealthy habits or behavior patterns. The site also includes resources for service members and veterans.

Partners in the network include the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities and its member boards as well as the Ohio Department of Aging, Mental Health and Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services and other organizations. The site is funded by Ohio's Mental Health Transformation State Incentive Grant and was built and will be maintained by Trilogy Integrated Resources, LLC.