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The Center’s Behavioral Health Initiative

Staying healthy encompasses more than just physical health. Behavioral healthcare, which refers to the treatment of mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders, is another important component of an individual’s overall health. The Center’s behavioral health initiative was created to respond to the fact that behavioral health issues are consistently mentioned among the top health needs in communities across Northeast Ohio and the U.S.

Since 2007, The Center for Health Affairs’ behavioral health initiative has been actively involved in finding solutions to help hospitals and other providers better meet the needs of individuals suffering from substance abuse issues or mental illnesses. Through the work of behavioral health initiatives like the Behavioral Health RoundTable of Cuyahoga County and the Northeast Region Public-Private Behavioral Health Collaborative, The Center helps to convene behavioral health experts who work together to find and implement solutions to some of our communities’ most challenging problems.

The following resources provide important behavioral health information: 

For more information about The Center’s behavioral health initiative, please contact Pam Waite at 216.255.3650 or via email.