Oregon’s Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health & Aging

About the Center

Oregon’s Center for Excellence in Behavioral Health & Aging (OCEBHA) is a new center to address growing mental health and substance use disorders among older adults

Portland State University, in partnership with Oregon Health & Science University, has received a $1 million, two-year grant from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to establish a center for excellence designed to address the behavioral health needs of Oregon’s aging population by improving access to services and supports. This pass-through funding comes from Oregon’s federal block grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and reflects OHA’s strategic vision to address the behavioral health needs of older adults through training, research and workforce development. The Center for Excellence is a collaboration between the PSU Institute on Aging, the PSU School of Social Work, the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, the OHSU School of Medicine, and OHSU School of Nursing. The multidisciplinary approach of the Center advances advocacy, health equity and best practices in care.

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Our new website, which is being developed, will host resources, trainings, and more!

2024 OCEBHA Conference: the Center will be hosting a behavioral health conference on October 16th & 17th 2024 in Eugene, Oregon. More information coming soon.