Recovery Oriented Systems of Care

February 18, 2014  |  Oacbha

A Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC) is a behavioral health system that focuses on the individual and family in need of recovery services, building on their strengths and incorporating a coordinated and collaborative approach across the community. A ROSC includes prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports, all focused on getting the individual into recovery and helping them integrate into the community and workforce as much as possible.

"ROSC is a coordinated network of community-based services and supports that is person-centered and builds on the strengths and resiliencies of individuals, families, and communities to achieve improved health, wellness, and quality of life for those with mental illness or at risk for alcohol and drug problems."
~SAMHSA’s Definition of ROSC

ADAMH Boards, in communities throughout Ohio, already work everyday to develop and maintain systems of services and supports that are designed to meet the needs of individuals, families, and communities that are impacted by mental illness and addiction, making them perfectly positioned to further incorporate ROSC. As Ohio continues to transform its healthcare system, the ROSC framework will serve as a guide to ensure that individuals have access to mental health and addiction services and supports when and where they need them as they travel down their path to recovery. Through strong community partnerships, ADAMH Boards will continue to lead and advance efforts to keep Ohio’s communities healthy, safe, and drug-free while assuring accountability and effectiveness.

Click here to read a report from the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities to learn more about ROSC and the role of ADAMH Boards in ROSC.