Behavioral Health Study

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Pierce County & Behavioral Health


Meetings and Discussions


The Council recognizes the great amount of work that has been done within the County and by other organizations to address the complex issues surrounding behavioral health. To ensure the Council heard a variety of viewpoints and perspectives, a series of public meetings were held. These meetings provided an opportunity for people to respond to the HSRI report and to share their organization's body of work.

Behavioral health is a key issue facing Pierce County residents. The Pierce County Council is endeavoring to address this issue and as part of that effort has hired Human Services Research Institute (HRSI) to prepare a report that will:

  • Identify behavioral health needs
  • Catalog available behavioral health resources
  • Determine behavioral health resource gaps
  • Provide recommendations for ensuring a comprehensive, cost-effective, and recovery oriented behavioral health system that meets the needs of Pierce County
Below is a timeline of meetings and links to where additional information can be found.

September 27, 2016 - Complete 

Video
HSRI Report to County Council | 3 p.m. 
County Council Chambers | 930 Tacoma Avenue S., RM 1045

October 12, 2016 


Agenda  |  Video
Committee of the Whole | 6:30 p.m. 
Public feedback on HSRI Report
Pacific Lutheran University, Anderson Center, Chris Knutzen Hall
12180 Park Avenue S., Tacoma 

October 19, 2016  

                         
Agenda  | Video

Committee of the Whole | 9:30 a.m.
Public feedback, presentations by South Sound Behavioral Health Coalition, Multicare, Pierce Together, League of Women Voters 
Council Chambers | 930 Tacoma Ave. S., RM 1045

October 31, 2016


Agenda  | Video

Committee of the Whole 1:30 p.m.
Public feedback, committee conversation
Council Chambers | 930 Tacoma Ave. S., RM 1045

November 14, 2016                             


Public Safety, Human Services and Budget Committee 1:30 p.m.
Ordinance 2016-57
Council Chambers | 930 Tacoma Ave. S., RM 1045
Watch archived meeting here.

November 28, 2016                             


Public Safety, Human Services and Budget Committee 1:30 p.m.
Ordinance 2016-57
Council Chambers | 930 Tacoma Ave. S., RM 1045
Watch archived meeting here.

December 13, 2016                             


County Council Meeting 6:00 p.m.
Ordinance 2016-57 - Requiring a supermajority, it failed on a 4-3 vote.
Lakewood City Hall 6000 Main St. SW in Lakewood
Watch archived meeting here.