OCBH Members gain access to evidence-based digital tools for communities hit hard by the opioid epidemic.

Gladstone, OR, January 18, 2022 – The Oregon Council for Behavioral Health, whose focus is to promote, develop, and maintain the highest quality community programs and services for the treatment of problems related to behavioral health – today announced a partnership with CHESS Health to support individuals and communities combatting Substance Use Disorder (SUD).  Through the agreement, OCBH members will have access to CHESS’s evidence-based technology and service solutions to support treatment and recovery from SUD.

 The CHESS platform includes a comprehensive set of digital tools and support, creating patient-centered care for SUD and mental health – all easily accessible through a smartphone.   Individuals will have access to the Connections app from CHESS and 24/7 peer support to help them reduce isolation, gain motivation, build confidence, and adhere to their treatment and recovery plan. These programs are especially needed in the wake of increased overdose deaths during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“At OCBH we are working every day, not only to represent the voices of our members in the legislature and with OHA, but to help make it easier to provide excellent services to clients by connecting them to vendors that streamline and simplify their services,” said Heather Jefferis, Executive Director at Oregon Council for Behavioral Health. “We’re excited to partner with CHESS to bring their digital tools to our members and their communities – 24/7 recovery support is vital to addressing the addiction crisis in our state.”

“It’s essential that recovery support reach patients where they are,” said Hans Morefield, CEO of CHESS Health.  “That means getting support tools in individuals’ hands as they leave treatment facilities, start outpatient care, or even pre-treatment.  We’re proud to partner with OCBH to bring these services to Oregon, to OCBH’s members, and to the individuals they serve.”

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About Oregon Council for Behavioral Health

OCBH’s focus is to promote, develop, and maintain the highest quality community programs and services for the treatment of problems related to behavioral health and to promote the recovery of Oregonians with substance use disorder and/or psychiatric disabilities.  For more information, visit https://www.ocbh.org/

About CHESS Health

CHESS Health is the leading provider of service-enabled technology supporting the entire addiction management and recovery lifecycle. The CHESS platform virtually manages recovery across the continuum, getting more patients into treatment (eIntervention), improving outcomes through digital CBT (eTherapy), and reducing relapse and enabling long-term recovery (eRecovery). Nationally recognized by SAMSHA and NREPP, CHESS Health’s evidence-based platform helps providers, health plans, and government organizations achieve higher abstinence rates, reduce relapses, and lower the cost of care. For more information, visit www.chess.health.