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In March 2020, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) sponsored a strategic visioning session to imagine how Oregon could better support children and youth needing the highest levels of care for psychiatric symptoms. This became the start of building a comprehensive image of a treatment system for children and youth that:
The session gave participants from different parts of the sector the chance to discuss current issues, identify common themes and create a vision for the future.
Learn more about OHA's 2020 visioning session
Participants recommended three bold steps the state, providers, and individuals can take to begin improving the system, which OHA will further define this year.
Oregon's vision of youth psychiatric residential treatment services identifies important elements for future success, such as:
To learn more, view the graphic of Oregon's vision. It summarizes Oregon's March 2020 discussions and can be used to communicate with and engage others about the vision. If you are unable to read the graphic, please see the summary of the March 2020 visioning session, which includes text descriptions of each element on the graphic.
These meetings will map out the journey toward our future vision.
Chelsea HolcombChild and Family Behavioral Health Director
Shannon Karsten Intensive Services Coordinator503-358-8290
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