Oregon Alliance 2020 Annual Summit


The State of Children's Mental Health and Substance Abuse Prevention 
Across Oregon: Changes, Challenges and Innovations


Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 1:00 PM PDT
Friday, May 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM PDT

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Eagle Crest Resort 
1522 Cline Falls Road
Redmond, OR 97756

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Hotel Reservations

Summit participants will make their own hotel reservations. Please call Eagle Crest Resort - 855 682 4786 to book your room. Remember to mention the Oregon Alliance Summit for special rates. 



Matthew Lashua
Oregon Alliance 
Main: 503-399-9076 | Cell: 503-544-6421
Email: matthew@oregonalliance.org 


Children's Mental Health
Awaness Week

May 3 - 9, 2020


Join Oregon Alliance members, community partners, state agency directors and Coordinated Care Organizations' leadership as we gather to discuss changes, challenges and innovations in providing care to Oregon's children, youth and families.

Keynote by R.J. Gillespie, M.D., M.H.P.E: Adverse Childhood Experiences are a known contributor to poor health and mental health outcomes. While there is much buzz about ACEs in both health and social sectors, the science about how to respond to this chronic public health crisis is still emerging. Dr. Gillespie will discuss what is known and unknown about ACEs, how primary care pediatrics can respond, and how all sectors who care for children can collaborate in preventing and/or mitigating the effects of ACEs on health and mental health outcomes.

R.J. Gillespie, M.D., M.H.P.E, is a general pediatrician with The Children’s Clinic in Portland.  He has served as the past Medical Director of the Oregon Pediatric Improvement Partnership from 2010-2016, and as the Medical Director of Quality Improvement for the Children’s Health Alliance from 2007-2010. 

He currently conducts clinical research on assessment of parental Adverse Childhood Experiences, which has been published in Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, Pediatrics, and Pediatric Annals.  As a consultant, he educates providers, patients, and policy makers on the effects of ACEs on lifelong health and wellness; and specifically on the effects of parental trauma on child development.  He also serves on the Board of Directors for Health Share, the largest Medicaid Coordinated Care Organization in Oregon

Agenda At-a-Glance

Wednesday - May 6
Noon - 1 pm:  Registration

1:00 - 5 pm:  Trauma-Informed Care, Practical Applications in the Workplace (4 CEUs)

6:00 - 7:30 pm:  President's Reception (Refreshments, Spirits, Appetizers)

Thursday - May 7
8:00 - 8:45 am:  Summit Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:45 am:  Welcome - Proclamation Proclaiming Children's Mental Health Awareness Week in Oregon
9 am:  Keynote: R.J. Gillespie, M.D., M.H.P.E - ACEs
10 am:  DHS, OHA, OYA Director's Panel - Fariborz Paksersht, Steve Allen, Joe O'Leary
11 am:  CCO Leadership Panel - Health Share of Oregon, Eastern Oregon Coordinated Care Organization, CareOregon, Samaritan Health Services 
Noon:  Lunch Program: CW Director Rebecca Jones-Gaston and Youth Panel
1:30 pm:  Innovations - Panel and Breakout 

3 pm:  Program ends

7 pm:  Applause Banquet

Friday - May 8 (Alliance Members Only)

8:00 - 11 am:  Alliance Full Membership Meeting

 Thank You Sponors!