Child and Family Health Collaborative of Ohio

The Child and Family Health Collaborative of Ohio, the “Collaborative”, is a social enterprise of OACCA.  It was founded in March 2017 to create opportunities for OACCA member organizations to collaborate with Health Plans, health care organizations, and government agencies.

The Child and Family Health Collaborative of Ohio was established in March of 2017 by the Ohio Association of Child Caring Agencies (OACCA), a not-for-profit organization itself founded in 1973.  Today, the Collaborative consists of 36 community mental health centers who are eager and excited to collaborate with Ohio health plans.  The Collaborative is governed by an all-member Governing Council and by the OACCA Board of Directors.

The purpose of the Collaborative is to provide a professionally organized venue for collaboration between health plans and the network’s community mental health centers.  Our goal is to leverage collaborative opportunities to innovate and improve health outcomes, achieve savings, foster health integration, and establish administrative efficiencies.  

Our work is divided into the following areas:

·         Value-based payment arrangements to promote quality outcomes

·         Delegated credentialing for independently licensed mental health practitioners

·         Network provider agreements with health plans

·         Bridges management, the State of Ohio’s extended foster care program