OHA statement on Secretary of State’s Measure 110 Audit Update
(Salem, OR – December 20, 2023) Oregon Health Authority Behavioral Health Director Ebony Clarke issued the following statement in response to the Secretary of State’s Measure 110 audit update, “Funding and Delivery of Measure 110 Substance Use Disorder Services Shows Progress, but Significant Risks Remain.”
State health officials appreciate the Secretary of State’s recognition of the progress that has been made in the implementation of Measure 110. As the audit shows, the services Measure 110 funds play a vital role in expanding access to care in Oregon and putting more people who have substance use disorders on the road to recovery and sustaining healthier lives.
We agree with each of the audit’s recommendations. OHA staff are committed to presenting the legislature with a plan to report Measure 110 outcome metrics, better report on staffing in Measure 110 funded programs (including youth programs and culturally relevant services), improve the consistency of data collection, identify gaps in care and barriers to service in each county, and continue to improve the Measure 110 grantmaking process.
We appreciate the work of all the Oregonians supporting individuals reduce risks, find treatment and stay in recovery every day. We know many people would not have the opportunity to receive the lifesaving and life-changing services without the funding that Measure 110 provides.
A copy of the SOS Audit Report and Oregon Health Authority’s full management response to the audit can be found here.