All-Hazards Behavioral Health Response
Addictions and Mental Health is responsible as part of Emergency Support Function 8 - defined by the Department of Health and Human Services, to support the delivery of behavioral health care in the event of an emergency or in the wake of a disaster.
The Oregon Behavioral Health All Hazards Response Plan (OBHRP) describes how AMH will coordinate with local, state and federal resources to monitor and support delivery of Behavioral Health and treatment services to residents of areas impacted by disasters, current Behavioral Health clients, first responders and people evacuated into Oregon from locations impacted by disasters. The OBHRP defines areas of responsibility, divisions of labor and lines of authority for local mental health authorities' and AMH to identify how state and federal resources will be coordinated to support Community Mental Health Providers (CMHP) to implement emergency response and recovery services.
Attachment F – Behavioral Health
This document is an attachment to the Public Health All-Hazards Base Plan. It describes the general concept of behavioral health emergency response, authorities and responsibilities, and State-level roles during preparedness, response, and recovery. The Behavioral Health Emergency Response Field Guide is an attachment to these materials.
Behavioral Health Emergency Response Field Guide (PDF)
The field guide is provides guidance for both preparedness and response activities during times of disaster and emergency incidences. It considers that given the nature of disaster and circumstances unique to Oregon, should disaster strike relative novices will likely lead and provide intervention during response. Contents identify and consolidate main relevant topics and provide web-based references for readers who wish to have more detailed information. Attachments include tools and materials for response, such as summarizations and checklists that can provide quick guidance and/or reference during the immediacy of response, as well as professional references and handouts for those impacted by disaster.
External Disaster & Emergency Preparedness Resources
Oregon Emergency Management
SAMHSA Disaster App Ready for Download
SAMSHA Disaster Kit