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Principles and Strategies

Guiding Principles

The development and implementation of the strategic plan should be guided by the following guiding principles:

  1. The plan must focus on building a prevention and recovery-oriented continuum of care. Promotion, prevention, treatment, and recovery support strategies, policies and services should be empirically informed evidence-based or emerging/promising practices.
  2. The plan must include strategies to develop sufficient resources to meet the need.
  3. All strategies and policies should be informed by the developmental stages of human life and a commitment to diversity & equity.
  4. All phases of the planning process must build on existing local planning structures and include the solicitation and engagement of a broad set of stakeholders.
  5. Prevention, treatment and recovery support services need to be coordinated, and where appropriate, integrated at the both state and local levels, including braided funding.

Overarching Strategies

  1. With a focus on substance use disorders (SUDs), convene state, local, public, private and community systems leaders to create, track, fund and report on strategies for systems integration, innovation, and policy development.
  2. Reduce Oregon's substance use disorder rate from 9.55% to 6.82% in five years.
  3. Increase the current Oregon recovery rate by 25% in five years.
  4. Reduce morbidity and mortality related to substance use disorder.
  5. Assess data strengths and gaps related to substance use disorder and recovery, identify current baseline data and establish realistic five-year targets for improvement.
  6. Identify and address barriers to systems integration.
  7. Identify, assess, strengthen and scale effective current prevention, treatment and recovery support programs.
  8. Consider strategies that enable state and local organizations and jurisdictions to align, fund, implement, scale, institutionalize, and evaluate best and promising strategies.