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Public Meetings Related to Addiction and Mental Health

Also refer to the OHA Public Meetings page for other meetings administered by the Oregon Health Authority.

AMHPAC advises OHA on the adequacy and allocation of publicly-funded behavioral health services.​​

The commission seeks to improve substance use disorder prevention, treatment and recovery services throughout Oregon.​

​Led by community members with lived experience, the committee will use their knowledge and expertise to help:
  • Advance the transformation of Oregon’s behavioral healthcare system.  
  • Increase the quality of behavioral health services. 
  • Improve behavioral health outcomes, metrics, and incentives. 
  • Review how the system functions. 
  • Identify needed system improvements.

House Bill 2757 (2023) requires a Behavioral Health Crisis System Advisory Committee. The committee will advise OHA on:

The council ​advises OHA on planning, coordination, policy, funding and evaluation of Oregon's children's mental health system.​

​The workgroup will recommend improvements for Oregon's current DUII services system to reduce DUII recidivism and ensure equity.​​

House Bill 2235 (2023) requires Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to convene a workgroup to:

  • Study major barriers to workforce recruitment and retention in Oregon's publicly financed behavioral health system and 
  • Produce recommendations for improvement.

The workgroup will provide formal recommendations for OHA to report to the Oregon Legislature. An initial report to the legislature is due Jan. 15, 2025. A final report is due Dec. 15, 2025.

Ballot Measure 110, the Drug Addiction Treatment and Recovery Act, requires a grant program to fund Addiction Recovery Centers. The Oversight and Accountability Council will:

  • Determine how the grant funds will be distributed, and
  • Oversee the implementation of the centers. ​​​​

To reduce youth suicides in Oregon, the alliance develops a public policy agenda for suicide intervention and prevention across agencies, systems and communities.​​

The council ​advises OHA on the provision of behavioral health services in Oregon.​

​Rules Advisory Committees help the division understand the fiscal impact of proposed rule changes. They also inform the content of the division's Notices of Proposed Rulemaking. ​​

​The council acts a central, impartial forum about statewide policy development, funding strategy and planning for Oregon's System of Care. The council's goal is to improve the effectiveness and efficacy of child-serving state agencies and the continuum of care that provides services to youth (ages 0-25).​