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News Release
Oregon Consumer Advisory Council recruiting new members - 10/12/21

October 12, 2021

Media contact: Aria Seligmann, i.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us">ari.l.seligmann@dhsoha.state.or.us,


Oregon Consumer Advisory Council recruiting new members

The Oregon Health Authority’s Office of Consumer Activities is pleased to announce a recruitment for openings on the Oregon Consumer Advisory Council (OCAC). The recruitment is open to youth, parents of youth, and adults who have lived experience with mental health or addiction needs and who wish to advise the Oregon Health Authority on how to best provide behavioral health services that will increase access to care and improve treatment outcomes.

“The people who serve on the Consumer Advisory Council keep us informed and aware of issues that need to be addressed and how to address them,” said Office of Consumer Activities Director Brandy Hemsley. “People with lived experience provide the map to keep OHA moving in the right direction to achieve our goals of providing access to sustainable recovery and achieving health equity.”

The Office of Consumer Activities will host a virtual informational session about the council, what it’s like to be a member, and how to apply. The meeting is scheduled for Oct. 14 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Live Spanish and ASL interpretation will be available for this meeting.

More information about OCAC and applications for the committee can be found on the OCAC website.

Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, information session:

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Applications will be accepted between now and Oct. 25, 2021. For questions or support completing an application, please contact Brandy Hemsley at randy.l.hemsley@dhsoha.state.or.us">brandy.l.hemsley@dhsoha.state.or.us or 971-239-2942.

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