The Public Radio News Directors Association meeting in Portland this past weekend presented Oregon Public Broadcasting a second place award in the News Series category for OPB’s “On Our Minds” series on the state of mental health in Oregon.

“We were pleased to host the annual Public Radio News Directors Association meeting here in Portland and are most honored to receive this award,” said Morgan Holm, vice president of News and Public Affairs. “This is a particularly gratifying recognition since our series was up against the best work from our public radio colleagues in all the major markets around the country,” said Holm.

“On Our Minds” is a multimedia examination of the state of mental health care in Oregon. Produced by Allison Frost, the project included a seven-part radio series on issues of access to and effectiveness of mental health treatment across the state. The project also included two hours of conversation on OPB’s daily THINK OUT LOUD program, and a series of in-depth interviews with mental health experts that were broadcast on OPB Radio and posted online.  

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