The Office of Children's Mental Health (OCMH) follows a collective impact model to accomplish its work to convene stakeholders around improving the children's mental health system and access to treatment.
Collective impact is the commitment of a group of people from different sectors that come together around a common agenda to solve a specific social problem, using a structured form of collaboration.
There are five characteristics of collective impact:
- Common Agenda – Keeps all parties moving towards the same goal
- Common Progress Measures – Measures that get to the true outcome.
- Mutually Reinforcing Activities – Each expertise is leverage as part of the overall.
- Continuous Communications – Allows a culture of collaboration.
- Backbone Organization – Takes on the role of managing collaboration.
OCMH serves as the backbone for our collective impact work.
We have five collective impact teams:
Each team is grounded in the OCMH collective impact Values and Vision:
- Collaborative across systems
- Data driven
- Family and youth guided
- Promote inclusivity and equity among all stakeholders.
- Vision – Wisconsin's children are safe, nurtured and supported to achieve their optimal mental health and well-being. Systems are family-friendly, easy to navigate, equitable, and inclusive of all people.