Wayne and Holmes Counties Present New Site for Behavioral Health Services

Nov. 10, 2004
Network of Care

WOOSTER, Ohio, Nov. 10, 2004 -- The Mental Health and Recovery Board of Wayne and Holmes Counties today introduced a breakthrough Web solution for individuals, families and agencies concerned with behavioral health and emotional wellness. Network of Care for Behavioral Health is an online information place that provides critical information, communication and advocacy tools with a single point of entry. It ensures there is “No Wrong Door” for those navigating the system of behavioral health services, those working to avoid the need for formal services, and those ready to transition out of the behavioral health system.

This Web site is a resource for individuals, families, and agencies concerned with mental health and substance abuse, referred to as behavioral health. It provides information about mental health and substance abuse services, laws, and related items, as well as communication tools and other features.

Sponsored by an innovation grant from the State of California in partnership with the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Wayne and Holmes Counties, with support from the Ohio Department of Mental Health, Network of Care for Behavioral Health (www.networkofcare.org) is a pilot program for California and the nation. Regardless of where individuals, families and agencies begin their search for assistance with behavioral health issues, Network of Care for Behavioral Health ensures they will find what they need. The new Web site will enable people to find the right service at the right time; educate themselves about their issues; understand current policy initiatives and advocate directly to elected officials, and better manage their affairs, interactions and important records.

The Network of Care for Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive Service Directory of all service providers in Wayne and Holmes counties, putting people in touch with the right services at the right time. Network of Care also provides easy-to-search libraries and vital information about specific disorders, pending legislation and advocacy, as well as daily news articles from around the world concerning mental and emotional wellness.

To increase accessibility and accommodate Network of Care’s users, the site’s innovative technology provides near-universal access, regardless of literacy or income level, to Web-based services through a text-only version of the site and other adaptive technologies. The site is fully ADA-compliant and Bobby-approved. Network of Care also is available in multiple languages.

Service providers can share challenges and ideas, as well as create powerful new mechanisms to better serve people with mental illness, by embracing Network of Care’s communication tools such as message boards and community calendars. Service providers can even build their own free Web sites in the For Providers section.

Trilogy Integrated Resources LLC of San Rafael, Calif., created, developed and maintains all Network of Care Web sites, including Network of Care for Seniors and People with Disabilities, currently serving two-thirds of California’s population; Network of Care for Kids (ages 0-5), and Network of Care for Children and Families (ages 0-18). Based on requests from across the nation, Trilogy is also developing Network of Care sites for domestic abuse, substance abuse and community health.

For more information, please contact Trilogy at 415-458-5900 or at info@trilogyir.com.