Congressman Tim Ryan Announces Grant for Ohio North East Health Systems to Fully Implement Behavioral Health Services

May 26, 2015 Issues: Health Care

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Tim Ryan is announcing a federal grant in the amount of $1,534,367.00 for Ohio North East (ONE) Health Systems, Inc. that will allow the organization to implement a fully integrated service model for their patients that will include medical, dental and behavioral health services. ONE Health Ohio has provided medical and dental services in northeastern Ohio for the past 28 years.

“I would like to congratulate Dr. Ron Dwinnels and his staff at ONE Health Ohio for receiving this important grant,” said Congressman Tim Ryan. “Nearly 44 million adult Americans experience a mental illness in a given year. The numbers do not lie - the need for mental health services in the United States is at a critical point. We need to reduce the barriers to care, and increase access to behavioral health treatment, and I am glad that ONE Health Ohio is leading the charge.”

The grant program originated in the Affordable Care Act, which called for mental health service expansion and behavioral health care integration.