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The Addictions and Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council (AMHPAC) is responsible for:

  • Reviewing the Combined Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant application and annual implementation reports;
  • Serving as an advocate for Oregonians with behavioral health disorders;
  • Monitoring, reviewing and evaluating the allocation and adequacy of publicly-funded behavioral health services in Oregon; and
  • Other advisory actions as might be assigned by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Director.


To educate, advocate and advise OHA for optimal quality of life for all Oregonians through the promotion of mental and behavioral wellness.

42 USC ​Sec. 300x-3 requires states to establish a Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council if they receive funding through the Community Mental Health Services Block Grant (45 CFR ​​Part 96​)​. 

In 2011, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recommended that states integrate representatives of substance use disorder, prevention, and treatment services on their Council, and develop Behavioral Health Planning and Advisory Councils.​

​The council integrates representatives of specific state agencies, service consumers and their family members, other advocates, and providers of services related to:

  • Behavioral health promotion;
  • Substance use and problem gambling prevention;
  • Substance use, mental illness, and problem gambling treatment; and
  • Recovery support.

​The council is seeking members for the full council and the Recovery Support Services Subcommittee. The full council seeks representation from:

  • Consumer Veterans​;
  • ​Family Members of Child(ren) with a Substance Use Disorder;
  • ​Youth in Transition​;
  • ​Problem Gambling Treatment Providers; and
  • ​Adults in Recovery from a Substance Use Disorder​.​

Learn more on the Current Vacancies page​​.