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Next Wave of Change: Mental Health, Addictions and Primary Care Integration

May 22, 2018

MHAO is sponsoring a Round Table Dialogue on Thursday, September 24th from 7-9 p.m. at the Multnomah County Commissioners Board Room located at 501 SE Hawthorne Blvd.

Richard L. Harris, MSW
Interim Assistant Director for Addictions and Mental Health – DHS

Vikki L. Vandiver, Dr.P.H., MSW
Professor, School of Social Work, Portland State University
Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, OHSU
Author, Integrating Health Promotion and Mental Health: An Introduction to Policies, Principles, and Practices, Oxford University Press (2009)

Ellen Pinney, Executive Director, Oregon Health Action Campaign

The Addictions and Mental Health Division (AMH) is currently engaged in an effort to implement demonstration pilot projects, which focus on services, management, and financial integration. The Report of the President’s New Freedom Commission on Mental Health identified the need for better coordination between primary care and mental health care and called for dissemination of evidence-based models to improve care at the interface of general medicine and mental health.


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