Harbor and The Central Community Health Board of Hamilton County form joinder agreement

TOLEDO, Ohio, Jan. 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Harbor, Inc. of Toledo has formed a joinder agreement with The Central Community Health Board of Hamilton County (CCHB). The agreement was effective January 1, 2019. The joinder allows both agencies the opportunity to expand their programs and work together to grow and enhance the complimentary services each has to offer.

Harbor is a leading mental health provider in Ohio, serving over 24,000 individuals annually.  The $47 million non-profit agency employs over 600 employees in 24 locations across Lucas, Wood and Defiance counties.  Harbor has served the Toledo area for over 100 years and offers youth and adult counseling, psychiatry and psychological services, substance use disorder assessment and treatment, telehealth services and developmental pediatrics as well as vocational rehabilitation services, an Employee Assistance Program and multiple grant-funded programs.

The Central Community Health Board of Hamilton County is a regional diversity leader in behavioral health and chemical dependency treatment in the greater Cincinnati area.  The $10 million non-profit, community-based organization employs 124 employees in Hamilton County.  CCHB offers adult outpatient services, community psychiatric supportive treatment, crisis stabilization, day treatment, opioid treatment, HIV early prevention and intervention, and residential program services.

"We believe that successful partnerships in healthcare are based on a shared vision and values that achieve the highest quality evidence-based care for patients – regardless of their ability to pay for that care," said John Sheehan, CEO of Harbor.  "The collaboration with The Central Community Health Board will give both agencies an opportunity to expand access and offer patients the quality care they need."

"We look forward to expanding to ensure that all patients coming to us have access to the appropriate care that they need," said Bennett Cooper, CEO of The Central Community Health Board of Hamilton County. "This union will continue to allow effective and timely care for our patients as they seek help for themselves or a loved one."

According to the National Alliance on Mental Health, about 1 in 5 adults in the U.S., or 18.5 %, experiences mental illness in a given year. And about 1 in 5 youth aged 13–18, or 21.4%, experiences a severe mental disorder at some point during their life. With the goal of finding new and innovative ways to provide our community with appropriate mental health care, organizations are forging partnerships and creating new integrated access models. Working together, Harbor and The Central Community Health Board will positively impact thousands of lives in the Northwest and Southwest Ohio area.

About Harbor
Harbor is a leading mental health provider in Ohio, treating over 24,000 patients each year. Harbor employs over 600 employees in 24 locations across Lucas, Wood and Defiance counties. Services include counseling, psychiatry services, substance use disorder assessment and treatment, and developmental and behavioral pediatrics.  The mission to improve the health and well-being of individuals and families by providing the highest quality compassionate care possible has been Harbor's purpose for over 100 years. For more information about Harbor and the services provided, visit www.harbor.org.

About The Central Community Health Board of Hamilton County (CCHB)
CCHB is a regional diversity leader in behavioral health that provides mental health and chemical dependency treatment and HIV prevention services to the citizens of greater Cincinnati / Hamilton County, Ohio.  The private, non-profit, community-based organization employs over 125 employees.  The Central Community Health Board was developed to provide specialized behavioral health services to predominately African American communities, most of whom were underserved by traditional health care systems.  CCHB services include behavioral health treatment and prevention with adult outpatient services, community psychiatric supportive treatment, crisis stabilization, day treatment, opioid treatment and residential. The CCHB mission is to provide community leadership and comprehensive behavioral health programs to achieve their greatest potential and well-being.  For more information about CCHB and the services provided, visit www.cchbinc.com.   

CONTACT:
Kelly Schroder
Phone: 567.455.5361
Email: kschroder@harbor.org

Sandra Driggins-Smith
Phone: 513.559.2000
Email: sdriggins-smith@cchbinc.com

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