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Behavioral Health Collaborative
Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton is convening a Behavioral Health Collaborative. The collaborative will be a series of meetings held July through December 2016 to discuss how to improve Oregon’s Behavioral Health System with an emphasis on cross-agency collaboration and improved health outcomes.

July 14 meeting materials
July 28 meeting materials

August 25 meeting materials

September 14 meeting materials

September 29 meeting materials

October 12 meeting materials

Additional Resource Documents


Meeting dates, times, and locations are as follows:


  • July 14, 3:30-6:30, Portland
  • July 28, 3:30-6:30, Portland
  • August 10, 3:30-6:30, Salem​ CANCELLED
  • August 25, 3:30-6:30, Portland
  • September 14, 3:30-6:30, Salem
  • September 29, 3:30-6:30, Portland
  • October 12, 3:30-6:30, Salem
  • October 27, 3:30-6:30, Portland
  • November 9, 3:30-6:30, Salem
  • December 1, 3:30-6:30, Portland
  • December 14, 3:30-6:30, Salem




Public Participation in the Behavioral Health Collaborative 

The Behavioral Health Collaborative is a work group that receives limited presentations, and then engages in table conversations around critical questions aligned with the agenda, and then with a follow-up report out. Very limited seating in the back of the room will be available for observers wanting to attend in person. Observers will be restricted to this space to maximize the BHC’s focus on the agenda.  Please check the posted agenda for meeting location. The public “listen only” call-in information is as follows: 1-888-808-6929, code: 915042# 


2015 Behavioral Health Town Hall Meetings

In late 2015, Senator Sara Gelser, D-Corvallis, and Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton traveled the state to hear from adolescents, adults and families who have had difficulties accessing mental health and substance use disorder treatment in Oregon. They heard from approximately 550 consumers and family members over the course of seven town hall meetings across the state.
The "Oregon Health Authority 2015 Behavioral Healt​h Town Hall Report" summarizes the main themes that arose during the town hall meetings. All interested persons are invited to download this report, which will be the focus of a webinar (see information below).

Contact Information

For questions about the Town Hall Meetings, please contact Michael Hlebechuck.

Individuals requiring accommodation may request alternate formats, sign language interpreters, physical accessibility, or other reasonable accommodations by calling the Oregon Health Authority at 1-800-282-8096 at least 48 hours before a meeting.

Sarah Lochner
Email: sarah.j.lochner@state.or.us