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Governor's Behavioral Health Advisory Council


Governor Brown issued an Executive Order to convene the Behavioral Health Advisory Council. The council:

  • Is tasked with developing recommendations aimed at improving access to effective behavioral health services and supports for all Oregon adults and transitional-aged youth with serious mental illness or co-occurring mental illness and substance use disorders.
  • Will recommend to the Governor and legislative leadership specific actions and investments necessary to improve access to behavioral health care that is responsive to people’s individual needs and characteristics and improves health outcomes.
  • Will build upon existing recommendations and not replicate previous efforts to improve the behavioral health system.

Read the Executive Order View existing recommendations


Council members are appointed by Governor Brown. Members include those with knowledge regarding the experience of living with mental illness or the treatment of serious mental illness and substance use disorders.

View the membership roster

Council Report and Recommendations

The council's report contains prioritized recommendations for further consideration and alignment by Governor’s Office, the Racial Justice Council, the Governor’s System of Care Advisory Council, and other advisory councils. The recommendations received general agreement and support by a strong majority of council members and persons with lived experience who participated in developing the recommendations.

Read the final report


Contact Information and Public Comment

The council welcomes your feedback about its work and processes. Please email questions or comments to

Council resources


Alignment with Other Strategic Plans
Bridge Meadows Version 2.0
Council Roster
Health Equity and BHAC
OHA Behavioral Health Funding 2019
Policy Framework
Policy Option Package - Member Feedback
Policy Option Package - Presentation
Policy Option Package - Summary
YAT Housing Services - Multnomah County
YAT Housing Services - RRH Northwest Youth
YAT Housing Services - RRH Pathfinders
YAT Residential Services
YAT Services - Outside In
Young Adult Services Map 2018


 Oregon residential facilities