The Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs (AOCMHP) and its counterpart PCA, the Oregon Primary Care Association (OPCA) together represent all community mental health programs (CMHPs) and all FQHCs in the state of Oregon. Both grantees are involved with various policy initiatives related to care transformation and payment reform.
With the support of the Delta Center grant, the associations will conduct a robust planning process to chart a sustainable path from pilot cohort to statewide implementation of Rapid Engagement, Oregon’s adaptation of the New Mexico Treat First model. Rapid Engagement uses a small number of therapeutic encounters to prioritize building relationship and meeting individual priorities while gathering needed behavioral health historical, assessment and treatment planning information. With a focus on achieving meaningful consumer involvement and developing a feasible and concise measurement plan, the Oregon team hopes to ultimately lower barriers to care by reducing long wait times, extensive paperwork at intake, high rates of “no shows” and workforce stress.