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One in four Oregon veterans experience frustration in seeking care for mental health or substance use issues, according to a survey completed by more than 4,000 veterans.
Oregon is committed to helping veterans access the tools and supports they need to thrive.
Funds to expand in-person Peer Support Specialist training to veterans in rural communities
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is pleased to announce this solicitation of applications for funding Peer Support Specialist trainings.
Any updates to RFGA #5487 such as announcements, technical advisories, or questions and answers will be posted to this webpage.
Two-day, no-cost training for Oregon health care providers
Military Culture Awareness and Suicide Prevention Training for Providers is a two-day training that:
We hope this training improves providers' familiarity with servicemembers' needs around mental health and suicide.
An additional two-hour practice session is required to apply the skills learned in the training.
All sessions are held virtually on Zoom. Please note that this training is intended for those who provide services in Oregon.
Learn more about this training opportunity and register today
The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA) commissioned a needs assessment study to identify challenges and opportunities for reforms. Produced by the Rede Group, the 2019
Oregon Veterans Behavioral Health Services Improvement Study:
The recommendations include proposed steps to strengthen services and outreach for veterans, including:
Following these recommendations, OHA and ODVA held 17 community forums between August and October 2019 in fifteen different locations throughout the state. The forums gathered input from Oregon communities about veterans behavioral health needs and services.
View the study report (193 pages, PDF)
View the report highlights (PDF) View the study findings (PDF)
Staffed by veterans and others trained in military culture, the
Military Helpline offers free and confidential crisis intervention with sensitivity to military-specific issues.
The Helpline understands what you’re going through and can help you sort things out privately. Whether it’s family issues, anger, substance abuse, post-traumatic stress or thoughts of suicide, call us. We won’t judge you and we’ll keep it to ourselves.
Connect with the
Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are veterans themselves.
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