Contract Number

12/28/2012 12:00 PM 
Request for Applications - Behavioral Health Promotion and Preventive Services 

Lane County Health & Human Services


Behavioral Health Promotion and Preventive Services



Lane County Health & Human Services is soliciting applications for behavioral health promotion and preventive services that support prevention and improve health outcomes and quality of life for members of the Oregon Health Plan (OHP). 


The funds to support promotion and preventive services will be targeted to reach Oregon Health Plan members.  These funds are not to be used to provide standard behavioral health treatment.  Total amount of funds available for all projects for February - December is $70,000.  Project budget range accepted is between $5,000 - $23,000 per project.  Applications will be selected to provide a range of behavioral health promotion and prevention services for eligible Oregon Health Plan members.


Behavioral Health Promotion is usually targeted to the general public or whole population and aims to enhance individuals’ ability to achieve developmentally appropriate tasks.  Through behavioral health promotion, individuals may experience a positive sense of self-esteem, mastery, well-being, and social inclusion, which in turn may strengthen their ability to cope with adversity.  Behavioral Health Prevention is defined as an active process of creating conditions and/or attributes that promote the well-being of people.

Prevention Categories:

Universal Behavioral Health Prevention is targeted to the general public or whole population that has not been identified on the basis of individual risk; interventions are desirable for everyone in that group.


Selective Behavioral Health Prevention is targeted to individuals or population sub-group whose risk of developing mental disorders, (or problem behaviors), is significantly higher than average. Risk groups may be identified on the basis or biological, psychological or social risk factors that are known to be associated with the onset of a mental, emotional or behavioral disorder.


Indicated Behavioral Health Prevention is targeted to high-risk individuals who are identified as having minimal but detectable signs or symptoms foreshadowing mental, emotional or behavioral disorder, or biological markers indicating pre-disposition to for such a disorder, but who do not meet diagnostic levels at the current time.


It is anticipated that the term of the contract arising from this request for applications will be February 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013 and contracts will be written between the selected applicant and Trillium Community Health Plan.


Submission Requirements/Information

1.    Applicant must complete and submit the Trillium Behavioral Health Promotion, Preventative and Early Intervention Services Application. (See attachment below)

2.    Applicant must submit the signed Statement of Assurances and submit it with the application.  Scanned copies of the signed Statement of Assurances will be accepted. (See attachment below)

3.    Submissions must include all documentation to be considered.

4.    Lane County considers this an intermediate procurement under LM21.110.  Lane County reserves the right to add interviews to this process or to make a decision based on the information received. 

5.    All applicants will be notified, in writing, of the decision within three working days of the decision.  The applications will be reviewed by Lane County Prevention and Trillium Behavioral Health staff.

6.    Lane County retains the right to reject any application not in compliance with the request for application or all prescribed request for application procedures and requirements and may, for good cause, reject any or all applications when it is in the public interest to do so. Lane County further retains the right to request additional information from any applicant during the evaluation process to clarify the applicant’s response to any requirement.

Contract Requirements

Selected applicants will enter into a contract with Trillium Community Health Plan for these services.

Contact Information

For questions please contact Debbie Heeszel, Sr. Program Services Coordinator 541-682-7405 or  Responses to this request for applications are due no later than 12:00 noon on December 28, 2012 and should be e-mailed to Debbie Heeszel, Senior Program Services Coordinator, Lane County Health & Human Services at  If you are unable to e-mail your application, you may send a hard copy to Debbie Heeszel, Senior Program Services Coordinator, Lane County Health & Human Services, 151 W. 7th Ave., Room 520, Eugene, OR 97401. Mailed applications must be received by 12:00 noon on December 28, 2012 in order to be considered for funding.   Appropriate accommodations can be made upon notice for individuals with disabilities who wish to respond.