OCP2 is three-time finalist for SAMHSA 2016 ECCO Awards! Vote NOW!


We are very proud to share this announcement with all the youth, families, and partners who have supported this initiative!

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.

The entries were narrowed down to 24 finalists who will be awarded the bronze, silver, and gold recognition in each of the eight categories. A total 92 entries from 37 system of care grantees were received to participate in the program. This year, OCP2 was nominated in these THREE categories:

  1. CATEGORY: Audience, Internal Constituents

One Community Partnership 2 – Broward County, FL: e-newsletter

2. CATEGORY: Strategy, National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

One Community Partnership 2 – Broward County, FL: Mental Health Awareness Month Celebrations 2015.

3. CATEGORY: Strategy, Communications/Social Marketing Planning

One Community Partnership 2 – Broward County, FL: Social Marketing Plan, Year 1


WEBINAR: Winners will be announced online through a live webinar – OCP2 was also asked to present live on our Social Marketing Plan! Please join this webinar hosted by SAMHSA’s Dr. Gary Blau, on Thursday, August 18, at 3 p.m.using this link: https://nasmhpd.adobeconnect.com/ecco2016/

HERE IS WHERE WE NEED YOUR HELP! The 24 finalists will now move on to the People’s Choice round of judging:


Online voting will be open until 10 p.m. on Wednesday, August 17. The finalist with the most online votes will be named the “People’s Choice” award winner. Other finalists will be recognized with gold, silver, bronze, or honorable mention achievements based on the score awarded by this year’s judges.

Learn more about the ECCO Recognition Award Program.