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About Us

AMH Director's Page​

The Addictions and Mental Health division (AMH) of the Oregon Health Authority provides Oregonians access to mental health and addiction services. We support the needs of adults and children to live, be educated, work and participate in their communities as well as help them reach their top physical, mental and social well-being. This is done by working in partnership with individuals and their families, counties, other state agencies, providers, advocates and communities.

Services and Systems

Key Areas:

  • Substance abuse and problem gambling prevention and treatment services
  • Children and Adult Mental health services
  • Maintaining custody of persons committed to the state by courts for care and treatment of mental illness
  • Managing the state hospital system

Our prevention system aims to:

  • Create and disseminate programs for parents with children ages 10-14;
  • Develop a methamphetamine prevention curriculum for Oregon's children;
  • Provide workplace prevention training and assistance to employers; and
  • Supply a consistent statewide prevention program for all communities.

Our addictions treatment system aims to:

  • Provide appropriate family-based treatment for youth with co-occurring (addictions and mental health) disorders;
  • Appropriately serve more than 400 adults with co-occurring disorders;
  • Provide outpatient substance abuse and problem gambling treatment for individuals;
  • Provide culturally and linguistically competent addictions treatment to reduce health disparities;
  • Ensure provider pay reflects the cost of providing efficient and effective services;
  • Provide sufficient alcohol and drug-free housing to support recovery; and
  • Collect data and use it for management of performance.

Our problem gambling prevention and treatment system aims to:

  • Provide a complete set of services, from prevention to treatment (including residential), to all Oregonians with gambling problems and their family members
  • Work with the recovery community and other key partners to increase awareness of and reduce stigma around gambling problems
  • Develop and promote policies that minimize harm from gambling

Our community mental health treatment system aims to:

  • Provide the necessary range of community services to help individuals be successfully integrated in the community of their choice;
  • Fully develop a broad range of peer recovery support services;
  • Improve access to community-based mental health services for children and their families;
  • Develop strategies to help prevent hospitalization and unnecessary crises.
  • Ensure access to care by increasing payment rates to reflect the cost of providing critical services;
  • Provide mental health services for older Oregonians.
  • Provide statewide early intervention services targeted to adolescence and young adults; and
  • Collect data and use it for management of performance.

AMH Vision, Mission and Goals ​​​​​​​​