History is made by those who show up! ~Laura Rose Misaras *
SHOW UP! Nothing About Us Without Us!
We need consumer voice and involvement at all levels of decision-making to effect positive change in Oregon’s Mental Health Care systems. Attending Public Meetings is a powerful way to get involved, keep informed on what’s happening, network with leaders and constituents, plus bring YOUR VOICE to the table.
Look on the OCSC Calendar page for upcoming events, and consider attending some of these regular public meetings by phone and/or in-person. Many of these meetings also have subcommittee meetings in between regular meetings and you may be able to also attend and/or join those meetings:
State Legislature Public Meetings:
Mental Health Caucus (learn more about caucuses from NCSL)
Make Your Own! Set a date with your legislators and legislative committee leaders!
State Agencies Public Meetings:
OmbudsAdvisory Council – OHP Member Services no direct link exists but chair reports at MAC
Other agencies to consider:
OHCS – Oregon Housing & Community Services
ODE – Oregon Department of Education
PHD – Public Health Division of OHA
Statewide Advocacy Organizations Meetings:
Advocacy organizations to consider:
Local Government Public Meetings:
Multnomah County – AMHSAAC (Adult Mental Health & Substance Abuse Advisory Council) and DSAC (Disability Services Advisory Council) and Peer Action Council and BHUAC (Portland Police Bureau Behavioral Unit Advisory Council)
Clackamas County – MHAC (Mental Health & Addictions Council)
CCO (Community Care Organizations) Public Meetings:
Regional Public Meetings:
CCO Advisory Council Meetings (for those open-to-the-public):