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: