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House Bill 2949 (2021) directs the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to increase the recruitment and retention of behavioral health providers who:
To do this, OHA created the Behavioral Health Workforce InitiatIve. The initiative's funding includes:
The council is a body of diverse behavioral health professionals who work with OHA to administer House Bill 2949. The council's aims is to bring representation and lived experience from Oregon's diverse communities to help guide and improve culturally specific and equitable services to Oregon's underserved communities.
Behavioral Health Workforce Report (2/1/2022)
Oregon's Health Care Workforce (February 2021 needs assessment)
House Bill 2949 (2021)
Email the Behavioral Health Workforce Incentive team
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