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GOBHI Providers Behavioral Health Newsletter April 2024

Update From the GOBHI Leadership

Hello all,

There are a few things we would like to update you on this month. As part of the work to reduce administrative burden, Ann serves on the committee for HB 4092 and as co-chair of the Administrative Burden Reduction workgroup. Through the work over the last two years on this committee, we recently reached an agreement with the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to no longer require signatures from clients/guardians at intake to demonstrate compliance to OAR 309-019-0135. Compliance will now be demonstrated through policies and procedures, posting information in the lobby, on the website and/or in a client handbook.This change is important and will help ease the burden on clients and providers and should make getting into clinical services easier.  

The compliance team worked with Moda to complete the Compliance Monitoring Review submission. They are also currently working on Mental Health Parity for the Fall HSAG audit. The team has been busy conducting auditing and technical assistance in recent weeks.

Eastern Oregon University now offers new scholarship opportunities for students studying anthropology, sociology, or psychology. These scholarships were made possible through a $100,000 grant from GOBHI. Scholarship recipients will be announced May 16 at Eastern Oregon University.

Oregon School-Based Health Alliance (OSBHA) is partnering with the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families to host the Joining Our Youth (JOY): A School Health Services Conference at Oregon State University (OSU). In April GOBHI sponsored the conference which was held in Corvallis this year. The entire GOBHI System of Care team for Eastern Oregon attended. 

April was Autism Acceptance Month. Every day, we work to create connections, empowering everyone in the Autism community to live fully. The Applied Behavioral Analysis team held an open house to celebrate the opening of the Ontario clinic. We had over 35 people join us to see the new facilities. 

Thank you,

GOBHI Leadership


EOCCO Advance Directive Trainings

There is a series of Advance Directive trainings scheduled for 2024. They will help those thinking about advanced healthcare wishes of one’s self or a loved one.

EOCCO’s Advance Directive online training teaches you how to talk with loved ones about your wishes and choose a person to make healthcare decisions for you if you can’t.

Register today for one of the following training dates:


Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative (OABHI) Trainings

 For individuals in behavioral health working or interested in working with older adults, there are upcoming training sessions

Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Virtual Training - Build your confidence and capability to help someone in crisis with this three-step, evidence-based program. This two-hour training will also cover information about preventing suicide among older adults and veteran populations.

  • All trainings are on Zoom. You can register here.

  • September 10, 10am - 12pm

  • November 7, 1pm - 3pm

2024 GOBHI Older Adult Behavioral Health Initiative (OABHI) Workforce Training Series - Build your knowledge and skills to meet the behavioral health needs of older adults.

  • All trainings are on Zoom from 10am - 12pm. You can register here.

  • May 21: Lewy Body Syndrome

  • July 16: Depression in Older Adults

  • September 17: Alcohol Use in Older Adults

  • November 19: Behavioral Activation

Contact the GOBHI OABHI team at with questions.


2024 Lunch and Learn Training Opportunities

In an effort to improve access to GOBHI’s training for network providers and offer Continuing Education Units (CEU’s), we are excited to announce the 2024 Lunch and Learn Series. On the 3rd Thursday of each month from 12-1 PM PT we will be offering 1 hour of CEUs for a variety of topics, presented by GOBHI subject matter experts. We are hoping you will join us! We understand this time is usually lunch for folks, so feel free to join camera on or off and both get some nourishment, earn a CEU, and engage with peers around topics that we think are pertinent to the work you all are doing! 

The following table provides training topics and links to registration. 

May 16th

TIC for Professionals

September 19th

Peer Supervision

June 20th

Clinical Boundaries

July 18th

Civil Commitment 101

November 14th

Basics of Guardianship

August 15th

Accessing Acute Care Tips and Tricks

December 19th

Care Coordination OAR Updates

We look forward to Lunching and Learning with you all in 2024!


Program update - Foster Care

Foster homes for youth are greatly needed in Eastern Oregon!

The GOBHI Therapeutic Foster Care program provides full-time/part-time services and care to youth in foster homes with foster parents certified and trained by GOBHI. Youth are involved with the Oregon Department of Human Services (DHS), Child Welfare Division.

Please visit our website to learn more about the program and how you can help by sharing information, promoting the importance of foster care, and referring individuals who are able to support this critical effort.

Help us build a network of caring homes to support youth across our state. For more information about referral incentives and how you can support foster home recruitment efforts, see this flier or contact a member of our Foster Care Team. 


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