Advisory groups are groups that represent a particular population or cultural perspective, may have a defined area of interest or have specific expertise. The Alliance looks to advisory groups to inform its work by reviewing materials, suggesting policy, providing feedback and direction on policy, and / or taking on a specific project.
This group has not formed yet. If you are interested in working to start a Faith Community Advisory Group, please contact Jennifer Fraga at email@example.com
The Advisory is comprised of those in the LGBTQ+ community and their allies. Their goal is to bring the perspective of this community to Alliance related activities and to be that connection between the LGBTQ+ community and the Alliance. For more information on this advisory group, please email Annette Marcus at firstname.lastname@example.org and Jennifer Fraga at email@example.com.
This group is comprised of those who identify as having lived experience with the behavioral health system, living with a mental health diagnosis, are an attempt survivor, loss survivor, or as an ally to someone with the above. The group is in the early stages of forming with the hope of providing the lived experience lens on Alliance activities. If you are interested in joining, please contact Jennifer Fraga at firstname.lastname@example.org.
YYEA is dedicated to amplifying young adult voices in decision-making for all local and state agencies by providing ongoing opportunities for young adults and adult allies to engage in self-advocacy, building community relationships with youth-serving agencies and providers, and advising the Children’s System Advisory Council, the Oregon Alliance to Prevent Suicide, Healthy Transitions Steering Committee, and other system partners on important issues that matter to youth. If you are interested in joining, please contact Jennifer Fraga at email@example.com.
Workgroups were created to work on a specific topic or project and are time limited. These groups focus on a specific topic and meet regularly until that project has been completed.
Lethal Means and Firearm Safety
A group of folks came together to work on recommendations for a strategic plan on Lethal Means for OHA. Due to the lethality of firearms, this group first focused on recommendations for firearm safety. The group conducted focus groups with firearm owners to gather input on suicide prevention and how to best work with firearm owners. With the completion of this project, the group is adding substances, such as opioids, as a lethal means to look at to provide recommendations to OHA. For more information on this workgroup, please email Jennifer Fraga at firstname.lastname@example.org.