OHA and US DOJ Agreement

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and United States Department of Justice (US DOJ) have a shared interest in utilizing the Health System Transformation to improve health outcomes for individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. OHA and US DOJ have agreed to collect data on specific metrics to better understand the system and to engage in discussions regarding services and outcomes. The Matrix identifies the metrics to be collected and the Data Dictionary provides the definition and data collection methodology for each metric.

The voluntary agreement between the OHA and US DOJ was memorialized in a letter dated November 9, 2012. The metrics were updated in July 30, 2014. OHA and US DOJ are currently working together to revise the agreement to achieve positive outcomes.


US DOJ Letter of Agreement – 2012 Letter memorializing agreement between AMH and US DOJ
​​Matrix​ – Performance Matrix OHA/US DOJ Agreement 07/30/2014
Data Dictionary​


July 2015
April 2015
January 2015
October 2014​

Oregon Performance Plan

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has issued a Plan to improve mental health services for adults with serious and persistent mental illness (SPMI). The Plan is being issued after lengthy discussions with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice (US DOJ). In the Plan, the Authority commits to several performance outcome measures and to further data gathering and study of certain issues. Oregon also commits to quality and performance improvement measures, and to data reporting. These measures cover a broad array of subjects, including:

Assertive Community Treatment Services; Crisis services; Supported housing; Peer-delivered services; Oregon State Hospital discharges and linkages to services; Acute psychiatric care discharges and linkages to services; Emergency department services; Supported employment services; Secure Residential Treatment Facility discharges; Criminal Justice diversion; Quality and performance improvement; and Data reporting.

2016 US DOJ Letter – memorializing the agreed upon Oregon Performance Plan between OHA and US DOJ
Oregon Performance Plan Executive Summary
Oregon Performance Plan
Oregon Performance Plan (PowerPoint)

Behavioral Health Collaborative

BH_Map Tool_ July 2016​ (PowerPoint) from July 2016
AOCMHP’s CMHP Role in Oregon Behavioral Health System (PowerPoint) from July 2016

OHA US DOJ Presentation for BHC​ (PowerPoint) from July 2016
OHA’s Overview of the Behavioral Health Map Tool​​ (PowerPoint) from July 2016