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Statewide Behavioral Health Strategic Plan

The Oregon Health Authority, Addictions and Mental Health Division is developing a strategic plan for the behavioral health system. The goal is to create a shared vision for building and expanding an integrated, coordinated and culturally competent behavioral health system that provides better health, better care and lower cost for all Oregonians.

The behavioral health system, both addiction and mental health services, is an essential part of Oregon’s health system transformation efforts. Addictions and Mental Health (AMH) stakeholders have already done a lot of planning around the state’s behavioral health system, but a lot has changed since the last time they came together. As we continue to implement the coordinated care model, now is the perfect time for OHA to bring everyone to the table to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for the statewide behavioral health care system.

Town Hall Meetings

During May and June 2014, OHA hosted a series of town hall meetings in Bend, Pendleton, Portland, Roseburg, Salem and Seaside. At the meetings, stakeholders from across Oregon discussed the current state of the behavioral health system to develop a shared vision of where we want to go and establish guiding principles for how we get there.

Webinar: OHA also hosted a webinar for those unable to attend a town hall meeting. You can watch a recording of the Townhall Meeting Webinar.

The next step is for OHA to draft a strategic plan for another round of feedback before it is finalized later in the year. 

Feedback summaries

At each town hall meeting we have gathered feedback on discussion questions from meeting participants. Answers to the discussion questions are summarized and broken out by location. This is the feedback being used to inform the behavioral health care system strategic plan.

Town Hall Meeting Documents

Participants discussed four questions at the Behavioral Health Strategic Plan Town Hall meetings.

For the first meeting, a fifth question was included. Because the question was closely related to themes discussed in the other four questions, AMH has removed that question to allow more time for discussion. The question removed was:

Oregon’s health system transformation efforts emphasize coordination of care and integration of behavioral health and physical health services to achieve better health, better care and lower costs.  What opportunities do you see for the behavioral healsystem to help the state achieve these goals and meet the needs of Oregonians?​​

Contact Information

LuAnn Meulink


Documents on this website can be provided upon request in an alternate format for individuals with disabilities or in a language other than English for people with limited English skills. To request this form in another format or language, please contact Rebecca Naga at Rebecca.A.Naga@state.or.us​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​