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ODMHSAS Strategic Plan

ODMHSAS identified three main goals progress services throughout Oklahoma. These goals were created using agency-specific mental health and substance abuse challenges affecting the State of Oklahoma and the statewide goal of reducing childhood obesity. In addition, studies show that childhood obesity indicates an increased risk for mental health (disorders), substance use, and addictive disorders.

These goals change as they are achieved and each year the department assesses new goals to work towards a better Oklahoma. You can see previous goals and how they were addressed on the Goals & Achievements page.

  • Prevent suicides by firearm through strategic collaborations like the “Just For Now” marketing campaign with firearm retailers, SMVF and law enforcement organizations.

  • Enhance the integration of Zero Suicide best practices within Medicaid contracted healthcare settings.     

  • Increase suicide prevention efforts among Oklahoma adults through education and outreach to workplaces, those receiving services from the Employment Security Commission, and those engaging with the SMVF populations.

  • Increase current school partnerships with community partners by 44%

    • Increase school-based primary suicide prevention services by an additional 25%  
    • Increase number of schools by a minimum of 25 by utilizing Multi-Tiered System of Supports approach to preventing/treating Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral (MEB) problems among youth. 
    • Train a minimum of 7,000 school staff and faculty in suicide prevention.
    • Increase supports for families and educators by publishing best practice resources for positive mental health outcomes during school transitions.
  • Develop and implement a statewide alternative transportation system to law enforcement for persons experiencing a psychiatric emergency in need for an Urgent Recovery or Crisis Center level of care.
  • Standardize and embed suicide clinical pathways within state facility Electronic Health Records to ensure consistent best practice approaches to suicide intervention and prevention.
  • Expand PRSS training specialty track to better outreach and engage underserved populations.
  • Provide critical incident debriefing and peer support for law enforcement statewide.
  • Develop and implement a statewide alternative transportation system to law enforcement for persons experiencing a psychiatric emergency in need for an Urgent Recovery or Crisis Center level of care.
  • Increase supports for parents/caregivers with a warm line service using Behavioral Health Consultants and a “Family Field Guide” marketing campaign in partnership with the State Health Department.

  • Finish architectural design, secure funding, and break ground on new Tulsa psychiatric hospital with an increased bed capacity, as well as new state psychiatric hospital in central Oklahoma with an increased bed capacity of 100 units.
  • Produce a suicide prevention summit annually.

 

  • Increase access to treatments for individuals with or at risk for Opioid Use Disorders, including SMVF, pregnant women, tribal members, and those coming out of jails and prisons.
  • Ensure 100% of ODMHSAS contracted Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) providers will utilize DATA waivered prescribers to provide MAT services. Increase 2000 DATA Waiver prescribers by providing four DATA 2000 DATA Waiver trainings in collaboration with the Opioid Response Network. Collaborate with all medical boards and other partners to disseminate information.
  • Expand MAT access from 8 jail sites to 23 jail sites and increase outpatient treatment engagement rate upon discharge.
  • Enhance treatment infrastructure to deliver evidence-based treatment interventions, including medication(s) specifically for the treatment of stimulant and alcohol misuse and use disorders, and/or co-occurring disorders in the continuum of care.
  • Enhance recovery supports for individuals with an Substance Use Disorder, including evidenced-based housing programs and certifying 50 more recovery houses through the Oklahoma Alliance for Recovery Residences.

  • Increase employment in the populations served through the use of Individual Placement Support (IPS). Increase the number of IPS sites by 60%.
  • Continue to increase the use of Do No Harm opioid/pain management prevention services in primary care and family/pediatrics practices.
  • Implement substance abuse prevention plans & services by Prevention Works community coalitions in a minimum of 30 counties and college campuses.

  • Expand the access to Family Treatment Court (FTC) Programs in a minimum of 10 jurisdictions across the state
  • Increase delivery of the Strengthening Families Program for primary prevention and treatment support of substance use in trained faith partner organizations/congregations and treatment agencies by 1,000 Oklahomans.
  • Train stakeholders and promote Google Analytics for targeted outreach to people who are addicted and Oklahomans at risk. Train stakeholders and coalitions on how to use customized dashboards to better plan and prioritize what substances to address at the local levels. Develop public facing dashboards on ODMHSAS website.
  • Ensure that a minimum of 60% of Medicaid eligible recipients served through behavioral health entities have been successfully enrolled in the program.
  • Increase funding for addiction treatment by acquiring Medicaid compensability for residential substance abuse treatment. 
  • Enhance community-based overdose education and naloxone distribution

    • Develop fentanyl test strip distribution and 

    • Expand additional harm reduction services

  • Increase school-based primary substance use prevention services by an additional 25% and increase number of schools utilizing Multi-Tiered System of Supports approach to preventing/treating Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral (MEB) problems among youth.

  • Rebrand the www.okimready.org to be more inclusive of all substance misuse and abuse. Launch a marketing campaign with the goal to reach 50% of Oklahomans

Obesity and Mental Health Disorders: The Connections

Depression. A diagnosis of obesity or overweight during childhood or adolescence indicates a significantly increased risk of developing a depressive disorder.

Anxiety. A diagnosis of obesity or overweight during childhood or adolescence indicates marginally increased risk of developing an anxiety disorder.

ADHD. A diagnosis of obesity or overweight during childhood or adolescence does not indicate an increased risk of developing ADHD. However, researchers did identify a correlation between ADHD accompanied by disobedience, defiance, aggression, cruelty, and destruction of property and disproportionate weight gain during early adolescence or adulthood.

Eating Disorders. A diagnosis of obesity or overweight during childhood or adolescence indicates a significantly increased risk of developing an eating disorder.

Our Plan to Reduce Childhood Obesity

  • Credential at least 1,000 wellness coaches to help promote a culture of wellness and provide wellness services to children and families in the behavioral health system.

  • Increase the number of credentialed wellness coaches trained in youth-focused competencies by 15%. 
  • Increase the number of health serving organizations that adopt worksite wellness policies that address nutrition and physical activity for employees and consumers.
  • Increase targeted interventions to those with high BMIs and their families by providing diabetes education, resources, and technical assistance to CCBHCs, CMHCs, and CCARCs.