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
Michael Hlebechuk, Director
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.