Governor Kate Brown’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council

Oregon governor Kate Brown launched the Behavioral Health Advisory Council in October 2019. This page is an archive of the work of the Council.

The council will make recommendations to the governor and the Legislature with a focus on care for adolescents and adults with serious mental illnesses, including those with simultaneous substance use disorders.

“Behavioral health systems remain largely fragmented and separate from the rest of health care, and we are not getting the outcomes we pay for,” the executive order reads.

This post will serve as an archive for the Advisory Council. If you have documents, correspondence, photos, etc. you’d like to see posted, send to


Gov. Brown convenes Behavioral Health Advisory Council, The Eugene Register-Guard, October 2019

New strategies add hope to addiction crisis, op ed by Patrick Allen director of OHA, October 31, 2019

Gov. Brown creates council to address severe mental illness, Salem Statesman Journal, October 25 2019

DOCUMENTS CIRCULATED around February 20, 2020






DOCUMENTS CIRCULATED for December 10, 2019

Southern Oregon Temporary Housing and Housing Supports

Oregon Community & Housing Services 2019 Legislative Highlights

Affordable Housing Definitions FINAL

Governor’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council – Meeting Agenda 12 19 2019

Governor’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council – Meeting Agenda 11 18 2019

Governor’s Behavioral Health Advisory Council – Small Group Summary 11 18 2019

Whole Person Care – Sacramento Pilot Program – 2017

CAHOOTS Program Briefing – 2018

Key Facts about Pathways to Health + Home – Sacramento



Agenda, October 24, 2019


Behavioral Health Advisory Council – membership, October 2019

Executive Order creating the Behavioral Health Advisory Council, October 2019

Behavioral Health Advisory Council – charter, October 2019

Behavioral Health Advisory Council – principles, October 2019

Behavioral Health Advisory Council – overview, October 2019 – document requires powerpoint or equivalent to open

Oregon behavioral health recommendations and reports – 2014-2019, distributed to group members

OHA 2016-2018 Behavioral Health Strategic Plan, 2014

Behavioral Health Town Hall Report, 2015

Oregon’s Strategy to Confront Prescription Opioid Misuse, 2015

Oregon’s Five Year Youth Suicide Intervention and Prevention Plan, 2016

Oregon Chief Justice Task Force on Juvenile Justice and Mental Health, 2016

Oregon Performance Plan, 2016

Behavioral Health Collaborative Report, undated

Oregon Rural and Frontier Health Facility Listening Tour, 2017

Mental Health Service Disparities of Latino Oregonians, 2017

Multnomah County Mental Health System Analysis, 2018

Recommendation for State Support to Establish Peer Run Programs, Oregon Consumer Advisory Council Wellness and Healing Practices Committee, February 2018

Oregon Recovers Framework, 2018

Preliminary Recommendations Scope and Framework of the Comprehensive Addiction, Prevention, Treatment and Recovery PlanAlcohol and Drug Policy Commission, 2018

Report on Existing Barriers to Effective Treatment for and Recovery from Substance Use Disorders, Including Addictions to Opioids and Opiates – Oregon House Bill 4143 Report, 2018

Gov. Kate Brown’s Substance Use Policy Agenda: Creating Change through Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery, 2018

Oregon Areas of Unmet Health Care Needs Report, OHSU 2019

Recruitment Retention Recommendations for Oregon Behavioral Health Workforce, Oregon Health Authority 2019

Analysis of Oregon’s Behavioral Health Workforce, Oregon Health Authority 2019

Analysis of Oregon’s Publicly Funded Substance Abuse Treatment System, Oregon Health Authority 2019

Veterans Behavioral Health Services Improvement Study Report, Oregon Health Authority 2019

Oregon Statewide Housing Plan, 2019