With an interest in improving the psychiatric crisis and emergency services system in Franklin County, the Central Ohio Hospital Council (COHC), Central Ohio Trauma System (COTS), and Franklin County ADAMH Board (ADAMH), with support from The Columbus Foundation joined together to develop the PCES Task Force. The funding for the effort is provided by ADAMH and The Columbus Foundation.
The objectives of the Task Force include:
- To identify best practice strategies and build agreement to ensure Franklin County has a system that is well-prepared to meet the demand for services;
- Facilitate community discussion among leaders from the major providers of psychiatric crisis and emergency systems in Franklin County and other interested parties;
- Identify and understand the community need for psychiatric emergency services in Franklin County and existing services available;
- Review evidence-based approaches for the delivery of psychiatric emergency services; and
- Develop report to share findings and recommendations to improve the system, and determine the proper next steps to implement them.
Franklin County ADAMH Board’s (ADAMH) mission is to improve the well-being of our community by reducing the incidence of mental health problems and eliminating the abuse of alcohol and other drugs in Franklin County.
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Task force members