Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC)

The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA) has been named as the State of Ohio partner for the Great Lakes Region 5 Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC). The region 5 effort is being led by the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The MHTTC represents SAMHSA‘s new approach to building a national system of technical assistance (TA) and training for community organizations and treatment provider agencies, to enhance treatment and recovery services, and implement new evidence-based practices to best serve individuals experiencing a mental illnes

The goals of the National MHTTC are:

  • Accelerating the adoption and implementation of mental health-related evidence-based practices across the nation;
  • Heightening the awareness, knowledge, and skills of the workforce that addresses the needs of individuals living with mental illness;
  • Fostering regional and national alliances among culturally diverse practitioners, researchers, policymakers, family members, and consumers of mental health services; and
  • Ensuring the availability and delivery of publicly available, free of charge, training and technical assistance to the mental health field, including the Center for Mental Health Services grant recipients.

In addition to the national goals, Ohio's goals are:

  • To have MHTTC trainings and technical assistance be integrated into the local ROSC framework.
  • To have training and technical assistance provided as identified to be needed by organizations across the state.
  • Increase the understanding of the need to increase the availability of recovery supports such as housing, peer services, and employment services.
  • Work with the OACBHA Committee to address suicide, to identify training and technical assistance needs and create a suicide prevention campaign across the state.
  • Work in conjunction with the MHTTC Advisory Committee and state and local partners to develop a statewide anti-stigma campaign.

MHTTC School-Based Mental Health Wellness Supplement

In addition to the main MHTTC project, OACBHA will be working to enable recipient communities/schools to better support youth and young adults of school age through the MHTTC School-Based Mental Health Wellness Supplement. In partnership with school districts across Ohio, the goals of this project include: 

  • Support youth and young adults of school age;
  • Deal with school violence and other traumatic experiences; and 
  • Provide technical assistance on school-based mental health issues.

Access our Parent and Family Support Toolkit, here.

Visit the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center webpage for more information.

Mental Health Resources

Trauma-Informed Care

Illness Management and Recovery (IMR)

Coordinated Specialty Care for Individuals with First Episode Psychosis

Mental Health First Aid

Evidence-Based Practices for Depression

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Crisis Intervention Training (CIT)

Suicide Prevention

Cultural and Linguistic Competence

National School Mental Health Learning Collaborative

SAMHSA EBP Resource Center

Should you have any questions regarding the Mental Health Technology Transfer Center, please contact Elijah Jones at ejones@oacbha.org or (614) 224-1111.

The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities (OACBHA) has been named as the State of Ohio partner for the Great Lakes Region 5 Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC). The region 5 effort is being led by the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The MHTTC represents SAMHSA‘s new approach to building a national system of technical assistance (TA) and training for community organizations and treatment provider agencies, to enhance treatment and recovery services, and implement new evidence-based practices to best serve individuals experiencing a mental illness.