Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs
Ariel Singer, Cherryl Ramirez
In 2021, the Association of Oregon Community Mental Health Programs (AOCMHP) led a multi-stakeholder planning process to design and launch a Rapid Engagement pilot in Oregon, with support from the Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net and the Oregon Health Authority. Rapid Engagement is a system transformation project with the goal of making it easier, faster, and more user-friendly for people to get started with receiving outpatient behavioral health services and uses a trauma-informed and person-centered approach to behavioral health access.
The resources below include a summary of consumer input for the Rapid Engagement pilot and a brief offering lessons learned for member associations from engaging people with lived experience in co-design of the pilot.