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2020 Advocacy Action Agenda


The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County developed this Advocacy Action Agenda and updates it each year to guide its advocacy efforts. This agenda was developed with the overarching goal of promoting recovery of individuals living with mental illness and addictions by adopting and acting on the five Recovery Oriented System of Care principles: 

  1. Focusing on Clients and Families.
  2. Ensuring Timely Access to Care.
  3. Promoting Healthy, Safe, and Drug-Free Communities
  4. Prioritizing Accountable and Outcome-Driven Financing
  5. Locally Managing Systems of Care

The ADAMHS Board uses the Advocacy Action Agenda to develop messages to legislators, state agencies, policy makers, clients, providers and the community to advance important behavioral health issues.

Items on this agenda are in addition to the advocacy that the Board provides on a daily basis through its work of ensuring that mental health, addiction treatment and prevention services and supports are available to help children and adults reach recovery.

The Board also collaborates with other groups, such as the Mental Health Advocacy Coalition, NAMI and the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities in promoting other advocacy efforts. Some items on the Advocacy Action Agenda may take higher priority at different times throughout the year.

Click here to review the 2020 Advocacy Action Agenda

Stay Informed About Advocacy Efforts:

The ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County offers Cuyahoga County residents an opportunity to stay informed and become involved as advocates for mental health and alcohol and other drug addiction issues.

Clients, family members, providers and the community may request placement on the ADAMHS Board's e-mail distribution list. Being on our distribution list allows you to stay informed by receiving the latest news and action alerts about legislation and other issues impacting mental health and alcohol and other drug addiction in Cuyahoga County, the state of Ohio and the United States.

To have your name placed on our email distribution list, or to obtain more information about the Advocacy Action Agenda, contact Beth Zietlow-DeJesus, Director of External Affairs, via email, or at 216-241-3400, ext. 812.



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