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News Release
988 Crisis System Advisory Workgroup Steering Committee to meet March 21, 2023 - 03/13/23

March 13, 2023

Media contact: Dean Carson, 503-348-9233, dean.carson2@oha.oregon.gov

Program contact: Brian Pitkin, 971-240-3508, 988SC@odhsoha.oregon.gov (meeting information or accommodation)

988 Crisis System Advisory Workgroup Steering Committee to meet March 21, 2023

What: The 988 Crisis System Advisory Workgroup (CSAW) Steering Committee will hold its March virtual meeting on Tuesday, March 21.

Agenda: The March 2023 CSAW Steering Committee agenda is posted on the 988 Crisis System Advisory Workgroup Steering Committee web page.

When: Tuesday, March 21, 2023, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (Public comment will be held during the last 20 minutes of the meeting.)

Where: Virtual. The public can join remotely via Zoom or conference line.

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Meeting ID: 161 765 1259

Passcode: 733420

One tap mobile: +16692545252,,1617651259# US

Purpose: House Bill 2417 (2021) directs the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to implement an improved behavioral health crisis system. OHA recognizes that many individuals and families with lived experience and from disproportionately affected communities have experienced adverse impacts of the crisis response system due to systemic and historical social injustice. Composed of people and families with lived experience in the behavioral health system, the 988 CSAW Steering Committee ensures the crisis system is grounded in equity and centered on the needs of people in Oregon.

Read more about the 988 CSAW Steering Committee. Read more about the Behavioral Health Crisis Response System and 988.

Questions? Contact 988SC@odhsoha.oregon.gov.

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If you need help or have questions, please contact Gina Schulze at 503-551-6409, 711 TTY or gina.b.schulze@dhsoha.state.or.us.


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