Consumer Affairs Peoples Council

Consumer Advocacy
Behavioral Health

What would you like to do?

What you need to know

The Office of Consumer Affairs Peoples Council:

  • Is composed of people with lived experience. 
  • Will identify and advocate for an integrated recovery-oriented system that supports adults, children, and their families. 
  • Is a subcommittee of both the Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder state advisory committees
  • Serves as the planning council of the Nebraska Office of Consumer Affairs.

The Council will:

  • (a) Conduct regular meetings
  • (b) Provide recommendations to guide the Division relating to the development, implementation, provision, and funding of behavioral health services, such as organized peer support, wellness, and recovery services
  • (c) Promote the interests of consumers and their families, including, but not limited to, their inclusion and involvement in all aspects of services design, planning, implementation, provision, education, evaluation, and research
  • (d) Provide reports as requested by the Division
  • (e) Engage in such other activities as directed or authorized by the Division


The OCA council consists of fourteen (14) members appointed by the Director of the Division of Behavioral Health:

  • Six (6) regional representatives
  • Two (2) caregiver/family representatives
  • Two (2) transition-age youth/young adult representatives
  • One (1) representative from a managed care organization or integrated healthcare organization
  • One (1) representative of the Regional Center system
  • Two (2) representatives at large (adult, youth, or family/caregiver- not represented in above membership)

Next Meeting 

Next meeting April 10, 2019 

Meeting Minutes

2018-02 Peoples Council Minutes.pdf2018-02 Peoples Council Minutes3/26/2019 1:51 PM
2017-09 Peoples Council Minutes.pdf2017-09 Peoples Council Minutes3/26/2019 1:51 PM
2017-06 Peoples Council Minutes.pdf2017-06 Peoples Council Minutes3/26/2019 1:51 PM
2017-02 Peoples Council Minutes.pdf2017-02 Peoples Council Minutes3/26/2019 1:51 PM


Office of Consumer Affairs
Division of Behavioral Health / Department of Health & Human Services
Phone Number
(402) 471-7721
Fax Number
(402) 471-7859
Mailing Address

P.O. Box 95026

Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026