February 13, 2014

The Oregonian's Maxine Bernstein reports that Health Share of Oregon has received nearly $500,000 in grant money to set up the Multnomah County's first specialized team of mental health professionals dedicated to treating people with severe mental illnesses who have had frequent contact with police or frequent jail stays.

You can read The Oregonian's Feb. 11, 2014 coverage of the partnership between Multnomah County Human Services, Health Share and Cascadia Behavioral Health to develop the Forensic Assertive Community Treatment Program, or FACT. David Hidalgo, director of  County Mental Health and Addictions, told The Oregonian "Thsi new team will fill along-identified gap int eh community system of care.''

The story is here.