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Behavioral Health Collaborative
The Oregon Health Authority Director Lynne Saxton convened a Behavioral Health Collaborative. The collaborative was a series of meetings held July 2016 through January 2017 to discuss how to improve Oregon’s Behavioral Health System with an emphasis on cross-agency collaboration and improved health outcomes. The Collaborative recommendations are included in the ​Behavioral Health Collaborative Report​.

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Public Participation in the Behavioral Health Collaborative 

The Behavioral Heal th 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: 1-888-398-2342, code: 5731389#

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).
Program Contact

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