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System of Care is a philosophy based on cross system collaboration that supports youth and families who have complex and significant mental health needs. The goal is to create an array of services and supports that that are youth and family driven, community-based, and culturally and linguistically responsive.
The System of Care Advisory Council provides oversight of children’s mental health system planning and System of Care implementation in Oregon.
Learn more about Oregon's System of Care
Senate Bill 1 (2019) established the Governor's System of Care Advisory Council, which is staffed by the Oregon Health Authority and the Department of Human Services.
The council will act as a central, impartial forum for statewide policy development, funding strategy recommendations and planning, with the goal of improving the effectiveness and efficacy of child-serving state agencies and the continuum of care that provides services to youth (ages 0-25).
To provide meaningful representation, council membership includes:
Section 2 of Senate Bill 1 (2019) defines the council's membership requirements.
Statewide System of Care Steering Committee: A cross-system group of statewide system representatives designated to address policy, funding, and unresolved local barriers that exceed local resolution.
Statewide System of Care Advisory Council: This Governor-appointed council will:
Council recommendations can be found on the System of Care Reports and Recommendations page.
Local Systems of Care exist across Oregon. Each of Oregon's coordinated care organizations convenes these groups to resolve barriers experienced by youth and their families:
More details about these areas can be found at
Information about each area's reported barriers and priorities can be found on the System of Care Reports and Recommendations page.
This page lists meeting information for the full council and the following committees:
To view older meetings,
see the council's meeting archive.
Visit the System of Care Reports and Recommendations page for:
Hilary HarrisonSystem of Care Policy Coordinator503-209-1949
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