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2015 Advocacy Action Agenda


The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) Board of Cuyahoga County has developed this Advocacy Action Agenda to guide its advocacy efforts for 2016. This agenda was developed with the over-arching goal of promoting recovery from mental illness and dependency on alcohol and other drugs. Recovery is a process unique to each individual that is measured by reaching small and continuous goals built on partnership, trust, hope, choice, dignity, respect and excellent care.

The ADAMHS Board uses the Advocacy Action Agenda to develop messages to legislators, state agencies, policy makers, consumers, clients, providers and the general public 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.

Overarching Advocacy Goal for 2016:

  • Support recovery through mental health, alcohol and other drug, opiate and gambling addiction services and supports in the schools and the community; employment and vocational opportunities; prevention, and stable and/or increased funding to support Non-Medicaid services.

Click here to review the entire 2016 Advocacy Action Agenda

Stay Informed About Advocacy Efforts:

The Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services (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.

Consumers, family members, providers and the public 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 e-mail distribution list, or to obtain more information on the Advocacy Action Agenda, contact Scott S. Osiecki, Chief of External Affairs, at, or at 216-241-3400, ext. 814.  



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