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Promoting Health & Wellness Throughout Ohio.
The behavioral health care and social service sector is rapidly changing in Ohio and across the country. The Ohio Children’s Alliance responded to this volatility by establishing a Collaborative of community agencies that work together to improve their quality of care and promote their sustainability and relevance. Since 2017, the Collaborative has advanced value-based care and social services innovation among more than forty community agencies spanning every region of Ohio.
In creating this opportunity for Ohio Children’s Alliance member organizations, the Collaborative fosters communication and data-sharing, and information on best practices between health plans, health care organizations, and government agencies in behavioral health. This enterprise allows our members to leverage opportunities to innovate and improve health and social outcomes, achieve savings, foster health integration, and establish administrative efficiencies. In doing so, we achieve our mission by providing better care to those that matter most—children and families.
Current Collaborative Initiatives:
CFHC Ohio Health Care Network

Clinically Integrated Health Care Network (CIN)

Helping our behavioral health providers remain competitive, our CIN engages in value-based care arrangements with Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCO).

CFHC Ohio Telehealth

Same-Day Access
& Telehealth

In partnership with the Ohio Children's Alliance, the Collaborative is investing in these two healthcare initiatives.



Offering therapeutic relief and time-limited breaks to families and other caregivers of CareSource Members (ages 0-21) by arranging for temporary in-home or out-of-home care.

CFHC Ohio Bridges Program

Bridges Program

Ohio’s program that extends foster care to eligible young adults by equipping those who age out of the system with secure housing, employment, and pursue of higher education. 

Join Our Collaborative!

Enrollment is available to our alliance members, and can provide you access to services and contracts with government agencies and health plans.

The Collaborative and its member organizations are advancing behavioral health care and social services innovation to children, adults, and families. 
The Collaborative is governed by the Ohio Children’s Alliance Board of Directors and a Governing Council led by:
  • President & CEO: Mark Mecum, Ohio Children's Alliance

  • Vice President: Kim Miller, The Buckeye Ranch 

  • Treasurer: Angi Daugherty, Family Pride of Northeast Ohio 

  • Secretary: John Colegrove, NewPath Child & Family Solutions

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