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The 2017 ADVICE Collaborative is Coming Soon

By | June 14th, 2017|Preparedness|

In 2013, our Licensing and Infectious Disease Services teams partnered with the Healthcare Associated Infection (HAI) Program to develop a day-long ADVICE Collaborative conference aimed at improving infection control practices. The ADVICE Collaborative brings together licensed dialysis providers, the dialysis network, federal partners and public health professionals to find new ways to promote infection control, build relationships, and identify how public health can [...]

State Loan Repayment Program Rules and Webinars Online

By | March 15th, 2016|Prevention|

Many of you may recall the expansion of the State Loan Repayment Program back in February 2015 when the Governor signed Senate Bill 1194. The bill enhanced the program by expanding the types of providers who can receive loan repayment assistance, increasing the award amounts that eligible providers may receive and removing the four-year service cap. When the law [...]

Crisis hotline for those impacted by today’s shootings

By | March 18th, 2015|Behavioral Health|

  Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care established a special hotline 1-800-203-CARE (2273) for the public after two unconnected shootings in the Valley.  People can also visit www.crisisnetwork.org for resources. The Crisis Response System in Maricopa County is built to provide care to anyone whether they are in the public behavioral health system.  People who are emotionally [...]

5 Years of Behavioral Health Innovation Paying Dividends (Part III)

By | April 30th, 2014|Behavioral Health|

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve reflected about some of the innovative strategies that we’ve implemented with our behavioral health community partners over the last several years to improve the health status of folks with a serious mental illness.  So far, I’ve covered integrated health homes and improvements to the crisis system. On the [...]

5 Years of Behavioral Health Innovation Paying Dividends (Part II)

By | April 22nd, 2014|Behavioral Health|

Over the next couple of weeks I’ll continue reflecting about some of the innovative strategies that we’ve implemented with our behavioral health community partners over the last several years to improve the health status of folks with a serious mental illness. Last week I wrote about the Integrated Health Homes initiative. Another success has been [...]

5 Years of Behavioral Health Innovation Paying Dividends (Part I)

By | April 15th, 2014|Behavioral Health|

People with a serious mental illness die more than 30 years earlier than people without those challenges.  Over the next few weeks, I’ll be reflecting about some of the innovative strategies that we’ve implemented with our behavioral health community partners over the last several years to improve the health status of folks with a serious [...]

And Now, the Rest of the State

By | April 7th, 2014|Behavioral Health|

Now that the transition to a new Behavioral Health Authority in Maricopa County is underway- we’re turning our attention to bringing integrated care to the rest of the state.  We’ll be working hard throughout 2014 to set the course for integrating behavioral health and physical health for folks with a serious mental illness as we [...]

Opening Day: Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care

By | April 4th, 2014|Behavioral Health|

This was a milestone week for our behavioral health program.  Tuesday marked the start of our contract with Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care as the regional behavioral health authority in Maricopa County.  The transition has gone well this week.  Literally 100s of things had to go right in order to have a smooth transition- including Information [...]

Case Dismissed: Jason K v. Humble

By | March 28th, 2014|Behavioral Health|

Most of you know that we’ve reached a final agreement with the Plaintiffs in the 32 year-old Arnold vs. Sarn lawsuit.  We expect to have a dismissal hearing later this year- which will officially end the Arnold lawsuit.  We got some other good news on a different behavioral health case last week. Last Friday marked the [...]

Improving Arizona’s Birth Outcomes

By | March 13th, 2014|Prevention|

Arizona ranks in the middle of the pack in infant mortality.  We’re doing many things right to improve the health of our babies-  but we have a way to go. Last fall we participated in a learning collaborative sponsored by the National Governors Association.  About 160 folks met to begin the process developing a statewide [...]