OARP advocates for policies that make treatment more accessible and provide a unified voice to our legislators on behalf of treatment providers.


behavioral health redesign

OARP has continued to highlight the concerns of providers regarding the implementation of BH Redesign, including the timelines, discrepancies between OMHAS and ODM rules, rate changes, service limitations, and negative impact to access and continuity of care.


affordable care act

OARP has advocated tirelessly to ensure the ACA remains in a state that provides as much coverage and access to care as possible.


medicaid expansion in ohio

OARP knows that medicaid expansion allowed over 500,000 people to access behavioral health services and continues to urge legislators to continue this life-saving coverage.


Other advocacy efforts: 

  • Good Samaritan Act 
  • Biennial Budget
  • ODADAS and OhioMHAS Rule Development
  • Medical Marijuana Regulation
  • IMD Rule Waiver
  • Managed Care Contracting
  • Workforce Development

advocate awards


you've made a difference 

2012 Recipient

Governor John Kasich


legislator of the year

The OARP "Legislator of the Year" award recognizes legislators who are committed to moving OARP's mission forward.

2015 Recipients

Sen. David Burke (R-Marysville), Rep. Denise Driehaus (D-Cincinnati), Rep. Terry Johnson (R-McDermott)

It was a great honor to receive this award, to be held in esteem by the Ohio Alliance of Recovery Providers, a group that does so much every day to combat the absolute scourge that is the disease of addiction.
— Rep. Terry Johnson (R-McDermott)

2016 Recipient

Senator Scott Oelslager (R-North Canton)