Rep. Mitch Greenlick, D-Portland, has asked the Oregon Health Authority to negotiate with representatives from the National Alliance on Mental Illness if the state agency wishes to give more power to coordinated care organizations to manage psychiatric drugs.
WHAT: NAMI NORTHWEST WALK
WHEN: Sunday, May 17, 2015; Check-in: 12 pm; Start Time: 1 pm
WHERE: Vera Katz Eastbank Esplanade, SE Main at SE Water, Portland, OR
Portland Police Lt. Cliff Bacigalupi was a seasoned street cop when his police chief asked him to head up a new unit designed to address an unintended but growing part of the police force’s scope of practice -- performing triage on the high number of people with mental illness in Portland who are not receiving appropriate care and end up the source of 911 calls.
Twenty-three years after the closing of Oregon’s Dammasch State Hospital, 100 hundred or so people gathered to celebrate the creation of new housing for the mentally ill in a housing development located at the site of the former mental institution.
September 21, 2012 – Sen. Gordon and Sharon Smith will present former Oregon State Sen. Avel Gordly and Lines for Life CEO Judy Cushing with the Gordon and Sharon Smith New Freedom Award at a dinner to be held at the Portland Downtown Waterfront Marriott on October 9.
“NAMI Oregon is proud to honor these two individuals who have made such an impact in mental health advocacy and suicide prevention,” said Chris Bouneff, executive director of NAMI Oregon. “They are very deserving of the Gordon and Sharon Smith New Freedom Award.”
April 25, 2012 – Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon's decision to slash mental health benefits and impose a much higher deductible for medical care and prescription coverage has consumer advocates upset. About 30,000 Oregonians who have individual policies will feel the impact starting October 1.
March 1, 2012—By July, the Oregon Health Authority is expected to begin providing real-time data to the Central Oregon Health Council, which coordinates the care of Oregon Health Plan patients in Deschutes, Crook and Jefferson counties, on the mental health drugs used by people living in that area.