Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton is convening a Behavioral Health Collaborative, and qualified individuals are invited to apply to participate. The Collaborative will be a series of meetings held July through November 2016 to discuss how to improve Oregon’s Behavioral Health System with an emphasis on cross-agency collaboration and improved health outcomes. A more detailed description of OHA’s goal, process, and desired participants is included in the attached documents.
If you would like to participate, please fill out the attached application document and return to email@example.com no later than noon on Tuesday, June 21, 2016
. Desired participants include individuals with expertise in systems thinking – working with individuals with behavioral health (mental health or substance use) disorders, and/or those who are a consumer or family member of a consumer of behavioral health services.
All completed applications will be considered, however, space is limited. We intend to notify those applicants selected to participate by June 30, 2016. In the meantime, please save the dates noted in the application.
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 Health 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).
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.