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National Recovery Month


September 2019 National Recovery Month Behavioral health is essential to health and together we can make a difference.  Eastern Oregon communities are facing a serious challenge: the prevalence of substance use and mental health disorders.  One in five young adults lives with mild to moderate mental health conditions as well as substance use conditions. [...]

National Recovery Month2019-10-29T15:59:12-07:00

GOBHI Gazette August 2019


GOBHI Gazette August 2019 GOBHI Telehealth Expansion Update Patients and Providers brought together with easy to use telehealth software, MEND! In the era of smartphones and tablets, most patients still find themselves required to physically travel to clinics for health care services.  This causes issues when [...]

GOBHI Gazette August 20192019-08-09T16:49:19-07:00

Meet Eddie — A Success Story


June 2019 Meet Eddie — A Success Story By Sandra Gore and Eddie Note: This story was originally published in the June 2019 Wallowa Valley Center for Wellness newsletter. Eddie struggled for years with substance use and mental health concerns that went undiagnosed. As a result of his actions, Eddie lost his immediate family and [...]

Meet Eddie — A Success Story2019-10-29T15:54:56-07:00

GOBHI Gazette April 2019


GOBHI Gazette April 2019 In this issue: GOBHI and Northwest CCO Reminders and Updates from Utilization Management Volunteer drivers needed in the Columbia Gorge Complex Care Management GOBHI announces the submission of applications for EOCCO, NWCCO Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI) is excited to announce [...]

GOBHI Gazette April 20192019-06-13T11:22:19-07:00

Union County Warming Shelter


Union County Warming Station is open through March Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization supports community program La Grande — With winter in full swing, the doors at the local warming station are open, providing a safe place for those with no other place to sleep. The Union County Warming Station began its second season [...]

Union County Warming Shelter2019-07-02T09:21:28-07:00

GOBHI Gazette January 2019


GOBHI Gazette January 2019 In this issue: Required Reporting Updates myStrength Telehealth Platform 2018 Practitioner Survey Substance Use Disorder Workforce Loan Repayment Program Union County Warming Station GOBHI Spring Conference Save the Date Utilization Management update: MAT pre-authorizations Complex Care Management "A New Year, A New [...]

GOBHI Gazette January 20192019-01-30T12:21:33-08:00

Early Childhood Grants


August 2018 GOBHI announces 2018 childhood wellness grant recipients A dozen youth and family behavioral health programs in rural Oregon will get a funding boost this year. Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. has committed approximately $1.5 million in grants to support health and wellness projects within its service areas in eastern and northwest Oregon. [...]

Early Childhood Grants2019-07-02T09:21:28-07:00

Veggie Rx


July 2018 Vegetable prescription service expands in ‘frontier’ Oregon GOBHI begins managing Frontier Veggie Rx in Gilliam, Harney, Sherman counties A fruit and vegetable prescription program is sprouting up in rural Oregon. Since July 1, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. (GOBHI) has begun managing Frontier Veggie Rx in three counties. GOBHI supported the program’s [...]

Veggie Rx2019-06-06T01:54:33-07:00

Telehealth Expansion


Sept. 12, 2018 Federal grant spurs GOBHI telehealth expansion Behavioral health organization awarded nearly $1 million Eastern Oregon — In the era of smartphones and tablets, most patients still find themselves required to physically travel to clinics for health care services. However, behavioral health professionals in rural Oregon are looking to buck the trend. A [...]

Telehealth Expansion2019-06-06T01:56:22-07:00

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach


‘Call on us’ Oregon Senior Peer Outreach program confronts loneliness By Kris Boler, MBA Greater Oregon Behavioral Health, Inc. Do you know someone in your community who is isolated and feeling lonely? Remoteness and social isolation are issues affecting older community members from all walks of life — and the impacts are severe. The [...]

Oregon Senior Peer Outreach2019-07-02T09:20:06-07:00