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October 16, 2007

New Hope for Providers and Consumers of Mental Health

Lenore Kola
Mental health and chemical dependency providers, administrators, policy makers, and advocates have become increasingly aware of the complex challenges related to the psychological, medical, social, and employment needs of people with severe mental illness, including those with a co-occurring substance use disorder. Accordingly, the Ohio Department of Mental Health approved the utilization of federal funding to establish a center focused on these issues.

The Ohio Substance Abuse & Mental Illness Coordinating Center of Excellence (SAMI CCOE) is a partnership of the Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Center of Case’s Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and the Department of Psychiatry at the Case School of Medicine. SAMI CCOE is co-directed by Lenore A. Kola, Ph.D., associate professor of social work at MSASS.

Read about the Center and Dr. Kola's work in an article in the Case publication The Value of Research, or visit the Center's website.