Benefits of CCMH

CCMH is a member driven Practice-Research-Network. What this means is that the applied clinical work of CCMH counseling centers drives CCMH produced research on college student mental health, and the development of high-quality data standards, which in turn can inform college and university policy and procedure.

Participating CCMH centers directly contribute to CCMH while simultaneously increasing their outcomes reporting capabilities through routine clinical practice. This is possible through use of the CCAPS and other CCMH Standardized Data Set (SDS) forms.

Membership with CCMH is available to college and university counseling centers. A comprehensive list of benefits include:

  • Unlimited access to the CCAPS instruments
  • Access to center-level aggregate CCAPS reports (Pre/Post and Initial Distress)
  • Access to the Standardized Data Set (SDS) (varies by EMR vendor)
  • Access to CCAPS training webinars
  • Access to a network of over 550 counseling centers
  • National benchmarking data – (Data Navigator)
  • Free and early access to CCMH data for research
  • Ability to contribute data to the CCMH data warehouse on college student mental health
    • With local IRB approval, users of Titanium Schedule can contribute data on:
      • The CCAPS and SDS
      • Appointment Categories
      • Provider and institution information
      • Other CCMH standardized data forms within Titanium software (see here)
    • Users of CCAPS Web-Service (PnC, Medicat, PyraMED. CCAPS-Web)
      • CCAPS data is transmitted during the scoring process
      • We are currently exploring the contribution of additional data for CCAPS-Web Service users.

Benefits of Data Contribution

Although data contribution is not required, CCMH recommends that counseling centers, with local IRB approval, contribute data if possible. The anonymous data contributed to CCMH benefits counseling centers and college student mental health.

  • Allows national data on college student mental health to be analyzed in various formats including through the Data Navigator.
  • Fuels research and development of high-quality/relevant clinical tools such as the CCAPS and SDS.
  • Contributes to the CCMH annual reports
  • Provides clinically representative data for local to national comparison
  • Supports professional development and training
  • Enables research that is relevant and representative of students served in college counseling centers.