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Evaluating Community Behavior Health Clinics for OHA

OHSU-PSU School of Public Health publish evaluation of Oregon's Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic program

OHSU-PSU Health Systems and Policy team evaluates Community Behavioral Health Clinics for OHA

Dr. Neal Wallace, Dr. Sherril Gelmon, Dr. Robin Baker, along with PhD Health Systems and Policy students and research assistants Alexandra Kihn-Stang, Annette Crawford and Erin Young published an evaluation of Oregon’s Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic (CCBHC) program. The evaluation was in response to an Oregon legislative mandate to evaluate whether the CCBHCs increase access to behavioral health treatment for residents of this state, provide integrated physical and behavioral healthcare, offer services that result in improved health outcomes, lower overall healthcare costs and improved overall community health, and reduce the cost of care for coordinated care organization members.

You can download the final report and visit the CCBHC website to learn more about the information about the program.