Ohio SMP Partners & Resources
Our partners help us reach Ohio Medicare beneficiaries to show them how to recognize and avoid identity theft, Medicare fraud, scams and other crimes that target older adults.
American Association of Service Coordinators (AASC)
AASC was established in 1999 as a national non-profit membership association to advance the interests of the service coordinator profession. AASC’s purpose is to give guidance, education, advocacy, networking and professional standards to its members – Service Coordinators – who work to support individuals, families, older adults and people with disabilities in affordable housing. In 2016 AASC launched AASCUniversity, on-demand online education made by AASC with their partners to meet the unique professional development needs of service coordinators.
Center for Independent Living Options, Inc. (CILO)
CILO provides Homeless Services, Advocacy, Peer Support, Independent Living Skills, Information & Referral, and Transition Services for people with physical, sensory, cognitive, and/or psychological disabilities. CILO is the oldest independent living center in Ohio and is governed, managed and staffed by a majority of professionals with disabilities who have an insight into the issues experienced by people with disabilities. CILO serves Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
Mobile Center for Independent Living
MOBILE works with many local Key Stakeholders, National, State, and Federal agencies to promote greater access and parity for disabled persons. Services include Information and Referral, Independent Living Skills Training, Advocacy, and Peer Support. MOBILE serves Franklin County and surrounding areas of Central Ohio.
North Central Ohio Aging & Disability Resource Network (ADRN) – Region 5
The ADRN is a group of partners who are either referral sources or resources for older or disabled adults and their Caregivers. The Area Agency has been designated by the Ohio Department of Aging (ODA) as the lead agency for the 9-county area to develop an ADRN. The primary role of the ADRN is to streamline access to long-term care services by making the consumer experience as seamless as possible.
Office of the Ohio Attorney General (OAG)
The Attorney General’s Office investigates and prosecutes fraud in the health care industry through the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU). The Unit also investigates patient abuse and neglect in Ohio’s care facilities. Staff of the Attorney General’s Elder Justice Initiative work with law enforcement, prosecutors, Adult Protective Services, and communities to identify, investigate, and prosecute elder abuse cases; improve services to victims; raise awareness of the warning signs of abuse; and build local capacity to protect older adults. You can also make an online report of Medicaid Fraud or Patient Abuse.
Ohio Crime Prevention Association (OCPA)
Founded in 1977 by a core group of dedicated law enforcement officers concerned about the safety of Ohio residents, OCPA is the nation’s largest state crime prevention association, with a diverse membership representing law enforcement agencies, government offices, businesses, the faith community and resident groups. As the Professional Voice of Crime Prevention in Ohio, OCPA is a clearinghouse for state and national crime prevention and community policing training and resources. The Ohio Crime Prevention Association is committed to the development and advancement of a continuum of educational opportunities in crime prevention and community policing, to ultimately improve the quality of life in Ohio communities.
Ohio Coalition for Adult Protective Services (OCAPS)
Formed in 1985, the Ohio Coalition for Adult Protective Services is the nation’s longest continuous state elder protection network. OCAPS strives to enhance the provision of services by collaboration, education, and advocacy for older adults who are at risk or are victims of abuse, neglect and exploitation.
Operated by OCAPS, the OhioHOPES Network is Ohio’s informative hub for older adults at risk of crime. This initiative provides a monitored helpline and support in reporting crimes. Other services include Public Education, Professional Training & Networking Development, and the OhioHOPES website which offers over 2,000 resources for older victims of crime, spanning all eighty-eight counties.
Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP)
OSHIIP provides Medicare beneficiaries with free, objective health insurance information and one-on-one counseling. OSHIIP’s speaker’s bureau, hotline experts and trained volunteers educate consumers about Medicare, Medicare prescription drug coverage (Part D), Medicare Advantage options, Medicaid, Medicare supplement insurance, long-term care insurance and other health insurance matters.