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Commissioner Sharon Meieran, Multnomah County Commissioner, lawyer, and ER doctor discusses:
- What fuels her passion for her work around behavioral health as a commissioner and an ER doctor
- The importance of intervening upstream and meeting people where they are when providing behavioral health and wraparound services, as well as the importance of engaging people with lived experience while designing interventions
- How Sequential Intercept Mapping (SIM) helps identify gaps, opportunities, and duplications within the behavioral health and criminal justice systems
- New programs in Multnomah County: provider-based crisis response; a no wrong door crisis center with drop off or walk in to access services; a resource and respite center with peers to meet people where they are along with a mental health based shelter and longer term transitional housing.
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