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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.

​The steering committee is the formal, statutorily compliant group tha​t will: 

  • Implement Oregon's behavioral health crisis system, and
  • Refine and move forward the recommendations of the larger Crisis System Advisory Workgroup.
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.

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.​​

The council developed recommendations for improving access to effective behavioral health services and supports for all Oregon adults and young adults in transition with:

  • Serious mental illness, or 
  • Co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.​

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.​

​The collaborative brings together sectors across the community to address and prevent behavioral health challenges. They focus on activities that can make an impact in 12 to 24 months, starting in the tri-county area.

​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. ​​

This group recommends national accreditation requirements for Oregon substance use treatment providers. Recommendations consider the impacts on providers and the essential services they provide.​​

​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).​

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