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Patient Advisory Team - Paid Opportunity

Are you receiving mental health and physical health services in Oregon? We are forming a Patient Advisory Team of individuals who have or are receiving mental health services to share their experiences and act as advisors on a research project funded by the Patient-Centered Research Outcomes Institute.

This team will help local researchers design a survey of Oregonians that evaluates their experiences with integrated health and mental mental health care. Click here for more information. Click here for the application and instructions.

This is a three-year paid opportunity. Applications are due by March 31. Questions? Please contact Michelle Madison at or 503-230-8009.

Action Alert: Urge legislators to support our housing bill

Help us get more mental health housing built in Oregon! Our housing bill, House Bill 2825, would create a housing development incentive fund for new mental health housing around the state. The House Health Care Committee held a hearing for the bill on Friday, Feb. 20. Please contact the committee and urge members to support this important legislation, and contact your local legislators and ask for their support of HB 2825 as well. For more information about the bill, click here.

About NAMI Oregon

The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Oregon (NAMI Oregon) is a statewide grassroots organization with more than 1,700 members in 14 affiliates; it is one of 50 state organizations that comprise the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). Our mission is to improve the quality of life of individuals living with mental illness and their families and loved ones through education, support, and advocacy. Our statewide toll-free Helpline (800-343-6264) is answered by trained volunteers and staff who provide information and referrals to mental health resources.

See a list of our current education courses and support groups around Oregon.

NAMI Oregon's affiliates, which rely on the support of dedicated volunteers, are vital to providing programs and services locally to let you know you are not alone. NAMI Oregon also works to ensure that everyone affected by mental illness is represented wherever decisions are made. NAMI Oregon testifies before the state legislature, serves on state planning and advisory committees, actively partners with strategic coalitions, and participates in task forces and other policy forums. 

Read below for the latest news and events at NAMI Oregon.

NAMI in the News

Check out the video below for more information about NAMI Oregon and our advocacy efforts. Executive Director Chris Bouneff is interviewed by television news anchor Ken Ackerman.


Eligibility for the Oregon Health Plan is expanding. There is no longer a lottery or waiting list, and we can help you sign up. Financial assistance is also available for many Oregonians who want to purchase new private insurance plans. Call 503-230-8009 to schedule an appointment or click here for more information.

Community Resources

NAMI Oregon is rebuilding its Community Resources webpage. We have added many new resources statewide and will continue adding more in the weeks to come. Please take a look. If you know of a resource in your community that falls under one of the categories covered and should be included but is not, please email the suggested addition to

We are located at:

4701 SE 24th St., Suite E
Portland, OR 97202

Click here for a map. Our office is upstairs.


NAMI Oregon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Tax ID #: 93-0875209

Support NAMI Oregon
and its mission by
 contributing online

Become a member

Call our statewide toll-free

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Join Our Mailing List

Related Files

NAMI Oregon Transformation Policy Guide (PDF File)
Monthly Giving Form (PDF File)
Checklist for Providers (PDF File)
Checklist for Family Members (PDF File)
Enrollment Assistance Flyer (PDF File)
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2014 Smith Dinner Release
2014 Smith Dinner Release (PDF File)
MHFA Flyer (PDF File)
Smith Dinner Group Photo 2014
Patient Advisory Team Application (Word Document)
Patient Advisory Team Flier (PDF File)

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