2015-2018 Behavioral Health Strategic Plan
The 2015-2018 Behavioral Health Strategic Plan embodies a statewide 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.
This strategic plan will guide Addiction and Mental Health’s (AMH) work for the next three years. It places a clear emphasis on health equity and access to care, behavioral health promotion and prevention, and supporting successful recovery in the community. AMH will begin implementation of the strategic plan in January 2015 and provide periodic updates, including annual progress reports.
Developing the plan
The Oregon Health Authority (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 and future state of the behavioral health system. In addition, OHA hosted a tribal consultation and a webinar. OHA also gathered feedback from advisory committees, including the Addictions and Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council (AMHPAC), the Oregon Consumer Advisory Council (OCAC) and the Children's System Advisory Council (CSAC).
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:
OHA used the feedback gathered from the town hall meetings, the advisory groups, the tribal consultation and the webinar to develop a draft strategic plan. A stakeholder workgroup, listed below, met in September and October 2014, to review the draft and assist OHA in finalizing six initiatives and corresponding goals to reflect the top priorities identified for behavioral health care in Oregon.
Strategic Plan Stakeholder Workgroup
Strategic Plan Initiatives and Goals
USDOJ Letter of Agreement
For questions about the 2015-2018 Behavioral Health Strategic Plan, please contact project manager LuAnn Meulink.