HOPE Policy Recommendation #9 - Communication

Provide routine communication, notice, and opportunities for community involvement on the topic of homelessness services. 

Provide routine email updates, public forums, and notices of opportunities for involvement.  

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Community Progress:

July 2022 - October 2022

  • Benton County Health Department launched a recurring e-newsletter called HOPE News & Updates

June 2021 - June 2022

  • Benton County Health Department hired a Communications Coordinator who is working to launch HOPE News and Updates emails. 
  • Oregon Older Adult BH Initiative (OABHI): Specialists are integrated with many community-based organizations, including: OCWCOG, community mental health providers, community substance use treatment providers, coordinated care organizations, and the Veterans Administration and are in a position to enhance systems coordination and collaboration. 
  • Disability Equity Center offers weekly online news, outreach, and communication to connect people to community events and supports. 


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