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2014 Mid-biennium Review


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In recent weeks, Governor Kasich introduced a Mid-biennium Review bill (MBR) to propose budget and policy ideas to transform Ohio. It has been split into 14 different pieces of legislation and is currently being discussed in a number of House committees. Learn more about the MBR and changes to health and human services, education and workforce development in Ohio.

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2014 Mid-biennium Review

  1. 1. Phone Number: 213-416-1560 Guest Access Code: 198 678 477 The Mid-biennium Review
  2. 2. Featuring: Tracy Plouck Director, Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services Tracy Intihar Director, Governor's Office of Workforce Transformation Dr. Richard A. Ross Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Department of Education Lori Hellenthal County Operations Manager, Ohio Job & Family Services Directors' Association THE MID-BIENNIUM REVIEW
  3. 3. ADVOCATES FOR OHIO’S FUTURE WHO WE ARE A statewide coalition of over 450 organizations working together to promotes health and human service budget and policy solutions so that all Ohioans live better lives.
  4. 4. • Strengthen Ohio with Healthy Communities • Create More and Better Jobs for Ohioans • Make Ohio More Competitive with Great Public Services ADVOCATES FOR OHIO’S FUTURE OUR FOCUS
  5. 5. MID-BIENNIUM REVIEW TIMELINE Mar 11 – Kasich Administration releases MBR proposal (House Bill 472 – HB 472). Mar 18 – Speaker Batchelder announces HB 472 will be split into 14 different bills and assigned to 11 different committees and subcommittees. Mar 23 – Columbus Dispatch reports Republican legislative leaders might wait until after the November election before acting on Gov. John Kasich’s proposed tax package
  6. 6. TRACY PLOUCK Director of Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services
  7. 7. • Seeking to support continued transformation as more Ohioans served in our system obtain health care benefits • Expand planning and actions needed to address some longstanding challenges – Crisis and housing – Prevention capacity – Hospital EMR infrastructure 7 Tracy J. Plouck, Director |
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  9. 9. • $6.5 million for statewide prevention initiatives Statewide youth survey Infrastructure and training for community prevention coalitions Support to expand Youth-Led Prevention Network Training and support for evidence-based prevention practices $1.5 million to support prevention providers to provide additional support in light of SAPT block grant changes 9
  10. 10. • $7.5 million to double the Residential State Supplement program • Funding used by many with mental illness to supplement income for housing and other living needs in licensed settings of 16 beds or less • Implement recommendations from RSS study committee • Expected to enroll an additional 1,000 people 10
  11. 11. • $31.5 million to address gaps in continuum of care, with an emphasis on crisis and housing • $30 million: implement in consultation with the boards; will be based on needs identified in local community plans • Will build on former collaborative efforts (“hot spots”) but funding relationships may vary • $1.5 million will be used to supplement needs of women’s treatment providers resulting from SAPT 11
  12. 12. • Pursue a shared services arrangement for electronic health record already in use at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (up to $2 million) • ALSO: $15 million in community capital expected • Addresses BOTH mental health and addiction needs • This proposal will only work and be sustainable if we all work together as a system to move forward. 12
  14. 14. ALIGNING OHIO’S WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM • One Unified State Workforce Plan • Requiring one consolidated state plan for all three programs -- ABLE, Perkins and WIA will create better alignment, cooperation and collaboration. • The programs would work together on shared goals and outcomes that would take critical steps forward in creating a unified workforce system. • Workforce Success Measures • Establishing clear, simple and consistent performance metrics is an important goal for our workforce transformation work and is a priority of the Governor's Executive Workforce Board. • Aligned workforce metrics and public online dashboard will create an opportunity to evaluate what is working and what is not in our workforce system. House Bill 488
  15. 15. ALIGNING OHIO’S WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT SYSTEM • Inventory of Education Programs • To tackle the workforce supply/demand question in areas of critical workforce needs, Ohio needs to develop a tool to show the supple side of the equation. • The Ohio Board of Regents is building the inventory of education and training programs to allow for a thorough review and evaluation of the capacity of our education and training programs and institutions. House Bill 484
  16. 16. PRIORITIZING VETERANS AS A READY WORKFORCE College Credit for Military Training and Experience • Requiring BOR to develop a set of standards and procedures for granting college credit for military experience. BOR has an opportunity to provide support and assistance to institutions. • Prohibiting Ohio’s public colleges and universities from charging for the evaluation, transcription and application of college credit for military experience. • Establishing veterans-specific appeals process regarding the award of credits in the event that a veteran would ever need to question a decision regarding military- training credit. • Requiring that every Ohio’s public college and universities have a veteran office or specifically assigned counselors to support transitioning veterans. • Requiring that every Ohio’s public college and university provide veterans and active military members with priority course registration to ensure they have access to the classes they need to succeed and thrive in civilian life. House Bill 488
  17. 17. PRIORITIZING VETERANS AS A READY WORKFORCE Credit for Occupational Licenses for Military Training and Experience • Boards and commissions will be required to apply for GI Bill eligibility, ensuring that their testing fees to receive licenses and certificates are covered by the benefit. • Boards and commissions with regulatory authority of occupational licenses will be required to establish a process to expedite and prioritize licensing and certification for veterans and their spouses. • Requires boards and commissions to adopt a standard definition of veteran and service member to ensure that the State can properly identify and provide priority of service to all veterans and service members. • The Ohio Department of Veteran Services will provide critical workforce assistance to boards and commissions. DVS will also create a centralized website that provides state occupational licensing information to veterans and their spouses and provide additional support and assistance to Ohio’s boards and commissions serving veterans as necessary. House Bill 488
  18. 18. OFFICE OF WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION For more information, visit: Tracy Intihar
  19. 19. Education Initiatives in House Bill 472 Dr. Richard A. Ross Superintendent of Public Instruction
  20. 20. Improve Education for 1.7 Million Students
  21. 21. Strengthen Our Schools Third Grade Reading Guarantee A – F Report Card Straight A Fund
  22. 22. Third Grade Reading Guarantee
  23. 23. Focus on Students Provide help Offer new pathways House Bill 487
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  25. 25. Pathways to a Diploma Dropout Prevention and Recovery Unique Pathways Career-Technical Education
  26. 26. Pieces to the Dropout Puzzle
  27. 27. Community Connectors
  28. 28. Adult Pathways to a Diploma
  29. 29. Partner with Board of Regents Start-up funds Enroll in 2015-2016 $2.5 Million
  30. 30. Building on Our Success
  31. 31. Working Together
  32. 32. Lori Hellenthal County Operations Manager, Ohio Job & Family Services Directors' Association
  33. 33. 2014 Mid-biennium Review OJFSDA April 3, 2014
  34. 34. HB 486 – Workforce  Develop One Integrated State Workforce Plan  Common Workforce Performance Measures  Inventory of Education Programs
  35. 35. HB 485 – Human Services  Create within ODJFS, an Office of Human Services Innovation  Make recommendations to the Governor: ◦ Coordinate services across all public assistance programs to help individuals find employment, succeed at work and stay out of poverty ◦ Revise incentives for public assistance programs to foster person-centered case management ◦ Standardize & automate eligibility determination policies and processes for public assistance programs.
  36. 36. MBR Asks/Requests  Advocate funding for child welfare  All 88 counties leverage available capped federal child welfare funds  All 88 counties to work locally, using their own data to develop a plan to improve outcomes using a menu of evidence- based strategies with technical support from ODJFS  Low resourced “hardship counties” would receive limited supplemental funds to meet basic mandates
  37. 37. APS  Historically low priority for state  $500,000 state wide invested  Counties provide $20 million per year
  38. 38. QUESTIONS?
  39. 39. Advocates for Ohio’s Future 510 East Mound Street, Suite 200 Columbus, OH 43215 Will Petrik | 614-602-2464 Gail Clendenin | 614-602-2463