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Pierce County and Behavioral Health 

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

Click to view the HSRI Final Report

Click to view the Pierce County Behavioral Health Recommendations

Click to view the Pierce County Prevalence Rates

Click to view the HSRI Behavioral Health System Study Presentation


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Meetings and Discussions

The Council also recognizes the great amount of work that has been done within the County by other organizations to address behavioral health. To ensure the council is hearing from all these organizations and getting as much information as possible, they will be holding a series of meetings. This is an opportunity for people to respond to the HSRI report or to share their organizations body of work. 

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 | 3:00 p.m.
County Council Chambers | 930 Tacoma Ave. 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.
Resolution 2016-57
Council Chambers | 930 Tacoma Ave. S., RM 1045
For agenda and committee information click here.


Additional Links

Pierce Together

League of Women Voters, Mental Health Study

South Sound Behavioral Health Coalition