By Ashley González
ODMH Public Information Officer
It has been a busy couple of weeks at the Ohio departments of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services and Mental Health. Last Tuesday, ODMH Director Tracy Plouck spoke at a press conference at the Ohio Statehouse to announce a new partnership between ODMH and the Ohio Department of Medical Assistance (Ohio Medicaid) aimed at improving the way that psychotropic medications, including anti-psychotics, are being prescribed to Ohio’s children. During the next three years, the state will invest $1 million to launch this new quality-improvement initiative.
Photo: ODMH Director Tracy Plouck, joined by Medicaid Director John McCarthy and Medicaid Medical Director Dr. Mary Applegate, speaks at the Sept. 25 press conference.