In order to offer the best in consultation and program evaluation, we recognize the importance of cultivating long-lasting and honest partnerships with community groups and agencies. INNOVATIONS has formed very strong relationships with different agencies and organizations from the community, with a focus on collaborations that address a number of focus areas:
INNOVATIONS works with our partners to improve the health and overall quality of life of racial and ethnic minorities, and other disadvantaged groups. In a recent relates project, we partnered with the Child Health Policy Center and the Ohio State University to examine mental health status, access to care and service utilization in Ohio. The resulting report presents trends related to insurance, income, demographic characteristics and physical health.
School-Based Physical and Behavioral Health:
INNOVATIONS provides program evaluation, technical assistance and grant writing support for a number of community agencies and school systems that provide health and mental health services in the schools. We collaborated with partners to produce assessments such as the Families FORWARD 2007-2008 Annual Report, the Cincinnati Community Learning Centers’ Year Three Benchmark Summary Report and the Critical Components for Developing School-Based Family Peer Support Programs.
Early Childhood Development:
INNOVATIONS partners with organizations and initiatives that work to improve the social, emotional and academic outcomes for young children in the Greater Cincinnati region. We partnered with Cincinnati Public Schools to describe kindergarten readiness in preschool children in the region.
Community Based Assessment and Intervention:
Following Hurricane Katrina, we established a partnership with St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, to conduct a needs and health assessment.
If you are part of a community agency or organization and are interested in working with INNOVATIONS, please email us at INNOVATIONS@cchmc.org.