Our Projects

The DAETA Team works on a variety of projects in collaboration with Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and community partners. 

Our current projects involve programs that deliver mental health services to individuals and their families in community settings throughout the state. See below for in depth information about each project.

Crisis and Transition Services (CATS) was the program that launched our work in 2017 with OHA and community partners. CATS provided transitional crisis and stabilization care for youth in mental health crisis. The DAETA Team developed a data system to track youth and program outcomes and to help inform program improvements. CATS created a new option for youth and families in crisis, and fostered community collaboration to improve crisis care for youth and families. 

In January 2023, CATS was replaced by Stabilization Services (SS), which is service for youth and families provided in Oregon's statewide Mobile Crisis Intervention Services continuum. CATS was instrumental to the development and launch of this new statewide program.

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Intensive In-Home Behavioral Health Treatment (IIBHT) is a new level of care introduced by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) in 2020 for youth ages 0-20 with intensive behavioral health needs. The program offers a variety of in-home and community-based services, including: case management, psychiatric services, skills training, individual and family therapy, crisis support, and peer support.

IIBHT is available to youth enrolled in Medicaid (Oregon Health Plan). Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) and OHA contract with community mental health agencies to provide IIBHT services. The DAETA Team participates with OHA in providing Training and Technical Assistance for providers and also conducts the IIBHT Outcomes Study, in which we partner with community providers to collect data to inform program improvements.

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Wraparound is a team-based planning process for youth with complex mental health needs. Families enrolled in Wraparound receive intensive case management, which includes bringing together providers, family members, and community supports to address the holistic needs of the youth and family.

Wraparound is available to youth enrolled in Medicaid (Oregon Health Plan). Coordinated Care Organizations (CCOs) and OHA contract with community mental health agencies to provide Wraparound services.

The DAETA Team is working with the Oregon Health Authority on a new project to monitor patient outcomes in Wraparound. The team has developed an online data system to track and analyze statewide trends in patient clinical presentations using the Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths Tool (CANS).

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Mobile Crisis and Intervention Services (MCIS) is the statewide mobile response service available to all children and adults. MCIS teams provide rapid, in-person response in the community when an individual is experiencing a mental health crisis. The two-person response team provides assessment, screening, and crisis intervention services. Additionally, the team identifies and refers individuals to follow-up services and supports. MCIS partners with the 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline, which launched nationwide in July 2022.

The DAETA Team is collecting MCIS data to evaluate the program’s effectiveness at equitably serving Oregonians across the state.

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Stabilization Services is the statewide crisis intervention program available to youth and young adults (ages 0 to 20) and their families. The program can be accessed through a mobile crisis encounter, emergency department/hospital, school, and various other community settings. Stabilization Services provides short-term care (up to 8 weeks), while longer-term supports and services are identified and put in place. The program can provide therapy, crisis and safety planning, skills training, peer support, medication management, crisis response and de-escalation, care coordination, and discharge planning.

The DAETA Team is collecting Stabilization Services data to monitor program outcomes and evaluate the program’s effectiveness at equitably serving Oregon youth across the state.

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Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities (PRTFs) are secure, staffed facilities that provide mental health treatment services to youth with qualifying needs. These programs are accessed through a referral process from a variety of sources, primarily hospitals and mental health providers. PRTF programs provide 24-hour care which includes crisis intervention support, individual, family, and group therapy, psychiatric assessment and treatment, school instruction, and nursing services.

The DAETA Team is collecting PRTF referral data to monitor facility capacity, identify barriers in access, and evaluate equity in referrals and admissions.

For general information about PRTF and how to access services, visit OHA’s website.

The Behavioral Health Data Roadmap Project supports OHA’s commitment to using accurate and timely data to understand health equity concerns related to the statewide system of care. The project aims to develop and implement a system-wide overview of data, examine sets of data collected across various sources, and establish strategies and processes to address identified data gaps.  An important part of the project involves convening a panel of subject matter experts to provide multiple views on data, evaluation, and analyses that indicate systems issues needing to be addressed.

All of the above are state-funded programs and are overseen by the Oregon Health Authority. Please visit their website for more information.