Every year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Caring for Every Child’s Mental Health Campaign team organizes the Excellence in Community Communications and Outreach (ECCO) Recognition Program to showcase and celebrate outstanding achievements in social marketing and communications by system of care grantees. It provides an opportunity to share in successes and learn from partners across the US.

Learn more about SAMHSA’s ECCO Recognition Program

OCP2 was awarded the following recognitions:

  • Bronze award for the “Help me! Don’t Judge me! – Lessons in Cultural Competency”, in the Internal Constituents Category
  • Gold award for the 1st Annual Wellness Day event, in the National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day Category
  • Gold award for the 2016 Stigma Reduction Campaign “Wellness is up to me!”, in the Overall Communications Campaign Category.

In addition to three ECCO awards, OCP2 received the coveted Shining Star Award, which is deemed the highest Social Marketing Award of the Year. OCP2 will receive certificates in the mail, along with an official congratulation from the ECCO host of the year Dr. Gary Blau.