What is the Ohio Coordinating Center for Integrating Care?
The Ohio Department of Mental Health created the Ohio Coordinating Center for Integrating Care (OCCIC) to share information and resources about integrating and coordinating physical and mental health care in Ohio. OCCIC helps providers and communities identify needs, plan integrated care solutions, and share successes and obstacles. The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati hosts the OCCIC.
What will OCCIC do?
OCCIC is a resource for Ohio's mental health providers and communities who are interested in learning more about how to create and run programs that bring physical health care into a mental health treatment setting. OCCIC has five areas of responsibility:
- Share information: OCCIC will provide networking opportunities, training, and technical assistance to providers, funders, consumers, family members, and other stakeholders.
- Determine need and solutions: OCCIC will help providers and communities determine what their individual needs are and what options exist to help them meet those needs.
- Connect providers and other stakeholders: OCCIC will help providers, funders, decisionmakers, and other interested people come together to discuss the issues around integrated care and share ideas and information.
- Advocate for integrated care: OCCIC will work with all interested stakeholders in advocating for integrated physical and behavioral health.
- Evaluate efficacy: OCCIC will help providers and communities collect, analyze, and share quality improvement, program evaluation, and consumer outcomes data.