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Rise and Thrive: Campus-Community Partnerships


Governor’s Emergency Education Relief Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act–Mental Health Coordination

Leading Campus-Community Partnerships for Behavioral Health and Mental Wellness Initiatives

Rise and Thrive logoThe Ohio College Initiative (OCI) is a proud partner in a collaboration to support students and promote mental health and wellness across Ohio’s college and university campuses.


With the Rise and Thrive Campus-Community Partnerships, OCI will host a series of webinars through September of 2022. Participants will have the opportunity to engage with state and national experts through a series of webinars that promote campuses and communities working together. Throughout the series, you will learn how to build connections between students, staff and community providers that result in improved access to supportive higher education environments and services.


The webinar series will be at no cost to participants and continuing education (CE) hours will be offered. The Rise and Thrive Partnerships: Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; PreventionFIRST!; the Ohio College Initiative, a program of Prevention Action Alliance; the Ohio Program for Campus Safety and Mental Health; the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery, and the Ohio University Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Service.

2021 Competitive Funding Opportunity

Congratulations to the awardees:

  • Lakeland Community College
  • University of Rio Grande
  • Stark State College
  • Cincinnati State
  • Ohio University
  • Marietta College
  • Miami University
  • Oberlin College and Conservatory
  • University of Cincinnati
  • The Ohio State University at Mansfield
  • Shawnee State University
  • Case Western Reserve University

Upcoming Webinars:

Stay tuned!

Archived Webinars

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