MOUNT VERNON — Topics contained in an annual report of the Mental Health and Recovery Board for Knox and Licking Counties were the focus of an update Monday afternoon when Knox County Jobs & Family Services Director Matthew Kurtz met with the Knox County Board of Commissioners.
Monday’s meeting included reports from Ohio Department of Mental Health Director Tracy Plouck and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman. State and Federal behavioral healthcare policies were discussed regarding their impact on the local communities in the future.
Plouck addressed Medicaid expansion options and what they could mean to residents. In looking at the options being considered, Kurtz said, “If we can intervene in the lives of folks in the community and this gets implemented right, folks can be seen sooner, can be given more holistic care and more preventative care. It’s a better outcome in the long run.”
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