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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.
The Oregon Legislature invested $3.1 million over two biennia toward veterans behavioral health.
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
Oregon Veterans Behavioral Health Services Improvement Study:
The recommendations include proposed steps to strengthen services and outreach for veterans, including:
View the study report (193 pages, PDF)
View the report highlights (PDF)
View the study findings (PDF)
OHA and ODVA gathered input from throughout Oregon regarding veterans behavioral health needs and services. Dates and locations are listed below.
Thursday, Aug. 8
Tuesday, Aug. 20
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Wednesday, Sep. 4
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