In January 2013, the Oregon Consumer Advisory Council (OCAC) selected the creation of an Office of Consumer Activities, as one of its top priorities, to work in collaboration with Addictions and Mental Health (AMH) leadership to improve behavioral health services for the state. In October 2013, the AMH Director approved funding for the Office of Consumer Activities and two full-time positions.
The Office of Consumer Activities was created to address many issues important to individuals who receive behavioral health services. Among these issues are:
- Providing a designated consumer voice within AMH;
- Providing technical assistance for peer-run programs;
- Developing a statewide network of Peer Run Organizations (PROs) to facilitate the sharing of mutual support and best practices.
The office has been staffed and in operation as of August 1, 2014. To learn more about the Office of Consumer Activities, you may view our fact sheet in PDF format:
Office of Consumer Activities Fact Sheet.pdf
Peer Delivered Services Needs Survey
OCA is conducting an important survey of peers providing peer-delivered services in Oregon. AMH wants to understand the experiences of Peer Support Specialists working in their communities. We would also like to ask you to share this survey with anyone you may have trained, as well as colleagues working in the field of peer-delivered services and anyone that is on the state Peer Registry.
OCA Peer Delivered Services Survey Cover Letter
How to Complete the Survey
There are a few ways to take the OCA Peer Support Specialist Survey:
The survey will close on Friday, May 29, 2015. Please only complete the survey once (i.e. online or paper copy). Results will be posted online at:
Michael Hlebechuk, Director
Nicole Currier, Coordinator
If you are currently receiving services and would like to make a complaint, please follow this link:
File a Complaint
Please note that The Office of Consumer Activities does not directly handle complaints.