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Statewide Behavioral Health Strategic Plan


The Oregon Health Authority, Addictions and Mental Health Division has developed 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. 

OHA hosted a series of town hall meetings in Bend, Pendleton, Portland, Roseburg, Salem and Seaside in May and June 2014. 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.

OHA also hosted a tribal consultation and a webinar for those unable to attend a town hall meeting. The webinar can be viewed at the following link:

Townhall Meeting Webinar.

The AMH Advisory Committees, including the Addictions and Mental Health Plannig and Advisory Council (AMHPAC), the Oregon Consumer Advisory Council (OCAC) and the Children's System Advisory Council (CSAC) provided consultation and feedback at their standing meetings.

Stakeholder Feedback

At each town hall meeting, OHA gathered feedback on discussion questions from meeting participants. Answers to the discussion questions are summarized and broken out by location. 


AMH used the feedback gathered from the townhall meetings, the advisory groups, the tribal consultation and the webinar to develop a draft strategic plan. A strakeholder workgroup, listed below, met in September and October 2014, to review the draft and assist OHA in finalizing six initatives and cooresponding goals to reflect the top priorities identified for behavioral health care in Oregon.




Next Steps

AMH will develop a detailed work plan for each of the six startegic plan initatives.

Contact Information

LuAnn Meulink
503-945-6289
Luann.E.Meulink@state.or.us

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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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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