Behavioral Health Council
The Behavioral Health Council addresses prevention, intervention and treatment issues of adults and children with mental health, alcohol and other drugs, gambling or other program areas related to behavioral health. The Council also acts as Washington County's Local Alcoholism Planning Committee. The Behavioral Health Council meets on the 4th Wednesday of each month from 9-11 a.m. in the Washington Street Conference Center located at 102 SW Washington Street, Hillsboro 97124.
Membership shall reflect the county's geographic area, including appropriate cultural and ethnic representation. Membership shall include at least:
- One adult consumer of mental health services
- One family member of a child recipient of services
- One family member of an adult recipient of services
- One representative of a child-serving social service agency
- One K-12 school representative
Duties and Responsibilities
- To identify needs and establish priorities for human health service delivery
- To participate in the selection of service providers
- To participate in the evaluation of services to assure they are effectively addressing the needs and priorities and are of high quality
- To provide a community balance and an independent opinion to the Board of Commissioners regarding department directions, decisions and proposals including budget
- To provide a link to the community at large through advocacy, public information and education activities sponsored by the councils.