The Central Community Health Board of Hamilton County, Inc. (CCHB) is a private, non-profit comprehensive community-based, non-profit behavioral health organization that provides mental health and chemical dependency treatment and HIV prevention services to the citizens of the Greater Cincinnati/Hamilton County, Ohio. CCHB was founded in 1970 and was conceived, designed and implemented in response to community interest in improving the quality of life for community members through the provision of specialized behavioral health services. Our original service catchment area included all inner city neighborhoods of Cincinnati whose residents were predominately African American, most of whom were generally underserved by traditional health care systems.
The Narcotic Addiction Program, which specialized in the medication assisted treatment of opiate dependent individuals, was the first operative component of CCHB when it was funded and licensed in 1971. Shortly thereafter, CCHB expanded its program base to include an array of behavioral health treatment and prevention services for children, adults and elderly citizens diagnosed with severe and moderate mental disorders.
The organization’s guiding principles are to:
CCHB is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), funded and certified by the Ohio Department of Mental Health AND Addiction Services (ODMHAS), the and the Hamilton County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board (HCMHRSB). Our service components include: