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House Bill 4071 (2022) and House Bill 2949 (2021) direct the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to increase the recruitment and retention of behavioral health providers who:
To do this, OHA created the Behavioral Health Workforce InitiatIve. The initiative's funding includes:
The council is a body of diverse behavioral health professionals who work with OHA to administer House Bill 2949. The council's aims is to bring representation and lived experience from Oregon's diverse communities to help guide and improve culturally specific and equitable services to Oregon's underserved communities.
Get updates about the initiative by text or email
Workforce Bonus and Housing Stipend Incentives: Applications due 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2022
Funds to Develop Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Projects to Support Oregon's Peer Workforce: Applications due 11 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Learn more at OHA's information sessions:
Behavioral Health Loan Repayment: Applications due 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2023
Behavioral Health Workforce Report (2/1/2022)
Oregon's Health Care Workforce (February 2021 needs assessment)
House Bill 2949 (2021)
House Bill 4071 (2022)
Oregon Revised Statutes 675.650 through 675.664 (Behavioral Health Care Workforce)
Email the Behavioral Health Workforce Incentive team
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