In 2016 Cowlitz County hired an independent consultant to performed a Behavioral Health Gap Analysis. The analysis examined gaps in community programs and services since the Cowlitz County 1/10th of 1% Mental Health Sales Tax began in April of 2013.
Gaps identified by the consultant were:
Integrated and Coordinated Care Delivery System
Affordable Housing and Homelessness Services
Diverse Services for At-Risk Youth
Jail and Prison Diversion, Prevention, and Reentry Programs
Behavioral Health Workforce Development
The full report can be viewed at the document linked below.