IMPACT-OCD

Improving Providers’ Assessment, Care, Delivery and Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (IMPACT-OCD) is a statewide initiative that focuses on:

  • Raising awareness about OCD
  • Learning about what clinicians need to improve care for adults and children with OCD
  • Developing an online training program with implementation supports to improve clinician knowledge and skills in OCD care 
  • Creating and curating resources that respond to the needs of clinicians and adults and children with OCD and their families
     

This initiative is a collaboration between the New York State Office of Mental Health, Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) and the Center for Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders at Columbia Psychiatry and the New York State Psychiatric Institute. 

Why is this important?

  • OCD has a prevalence of 2% and is twice as common as schizophrenia
  • Starts in adolescence and can be a disabling disorder if not treated
  • About 60% of individuals living with OCD in the community do not receive evidence-based treatment 
     

Here are some of the educational and training resources IMPACT-OCD has to offer:

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