12. Evaluation Use


As part of the implementation of the 2003 Oregon law on evidence-based health, youth, and corrections programs, Oregon Health Authority maintains an ongoing inventory of approved evidence-based practices in behavioral health, including culturally specific services.

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) has established the Health Evidence Review Commission to continually review and update an ongoing inventory of evidence-based practices at work within OHA. The commission vets medical evidence to identify new and valuable practices and maintains a publicly available list of practices in a wide range of clinical and treatment areas. In 2020, Oregon Youth Authority provided an updated report identifying the cost-effectiveness of their programs and services.

Issue Areas: Child Welfare, Criminal Justice, Education, Health