The Oakland Community Health Network (OCHN) is responsible for assuring the provision of services and support to adults with mental illness, children with serious emotional disturbances and persons with developmental disabilities. The OCHN is a public governmental entity that is legally separate from the County.
The Board annually examines and evaluates the mental health needs of Oakland County, determines the public and non-public services necessary to meet those needs, reviews and approves a corresponding budget and annual implementation plan, and is responsible for appointing the Executive Director.
The OCHN mission is to support the advancement of social equity and improved quality of life for adults with serious mental health issues, recipients or primary consumers of mental health services, agencies and occupations having a working involvement with mental health services, and the general public..
The statutory composition of the 12-member board shall be representative of providers of mental health services, recipients or primary consumers of mental health services, agencies and occupations having a working involvement with mental health services and the general public. At least 1/3 (4) of the membership shall be primary consumers or family members, and of that 1/3 at least 1/2 (2) members shall be primary consumers. All Board members shall be 18 years of age or older. Board members are appointed to three-year terms. Board members are also assigned to a Standing Committee that typically meets monthly.
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