Executive Order Number 19-06 – Establishing the Behavioral Health Advisory Council


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“Over the last decade, Oregon has made significant strides in transforming and strengthening our overall health care system, but our progress has not been even across all components of the health care delivery system…We have fallen short of adequately addressing the unique needs or Oregonians with serious and complex behavioral health conditions…Oregon experiences some of the highest rates of serious mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and suicide in the country….

The Governor’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council (the “Council”) is established. The Council shall recommend an action plan for the state of Oregon’s behavioral health system that includes concrete actions, policies, and potential investments needed to preserve and improve services and supports for youth and adults with serious mental illness, including those with co-occurring substance use disorders.”

  • Other
  • Mental Health
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
  • Resource Leveraging
  • Office of the Governor
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