Posts Tagged ‘Community Partnership of Southern Arizona’

Tucson Response

January 11th, 2011

I know many of you are following the tragedy that occurred over the weekend in Tucson. If you’re like me, you’ve been trying to make sense of something that is senseless.  It is not uncommon to have a variety of reactions to a sudden and violent event such as this, and you may be struggling with how to respond to your own feelings or those of your family members, especially your kids. We’ve got a variety of resources that you might find helpful.

And, as an employee, you have access to the Guidance Resources Program 24 hours a day, 7 days a week just by calling 1-877-327-2362. You can also access it online at www.guidanceresources.com. You can schedule a time with an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) approved counselor and receive up to 6 free individual sessions.

For those who don’t have programs like that, there are two hotlines set up to help answer your questions and deal with any issues you may have.  Those who live in Pima County can call 520-284-3517 and those who live in the rest of the state can call 800-203-CARES (2273).

And a special thanks to the Division of Behavioral Health Services and Emergency Preparedness Teams as they are working to support the Pima County RHBA—CPSA and Local Health Office to help coordinate the crisis response.

Behavioral Health Services in SE Arizona

September 27th, 2010

Folks that receive publicly-funded behavioral health services in Cochise, Santa Cruz, Greenlee and Graham Counties will soon transition to a new Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA).  In March, ADHS awarded contracts for all of the areas outside of Maricopa County.  We awarded the contract for Cochise, Santa Cruz, Greenlee and Graham Counties to Cenpatico Behavioral Health of Arizona (Cenpatico) but Community Partnership of Southern Arizona (CPSA) challenged our decision, suspending the transition.  That challenge has now been resolved and beginning December 1, 2010, Cenpatico will operate as the RBHA for these counties.  There are approximately 5,300 adults and children receiving publicly-funded behavioral health services in these counties.

A special thanks go out to our Procurement Team and all of the folks that were involved in the review and evaluation process.  The procurement process is rigorous and demanding, and our team did a very good job crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s to make sure that the whole process was done by the book.

Behavioral Health Services in SE Arizona

September 13th, 2010

Folks that receive publicly-funded behavioral health services in Cochise, Santa Cruz, Greenlee and Graham Counties will soon transition to a new Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA).  In March, ADHS awarded contracts for all of the areas outside of Maricopa County.  We awarded the contract for Cochise, Santa Cruz, Greenlee and Graham Counties to Cenpatico Behavioral Health of Arizona (Cenpatico) but Community Partnership of Southern Arizona (CPSA) challenged our decision, which suspended the transition.  That challenge has now been resolved and beginning December 1, 2010, Cenpatico will operate as the RBHA for these counties; currently there are approximately 5,300 adults and children receiving publicly-funded behavioral health services in these counties.

A special thanks go out to our Procurement team and all of the folks who were involved in the review and evaluation process.  The procurement process is rigorous and demanding, and our team did a very good job crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s to make sure that the whole process was done by the book.

Greater AZ RFP Awards

March 17th, 2010

Today, we announced who will handle behavioral health care in Arizona except for Maricopa County starting in July.  Northern Arizona Behavioral Health Authority, Cenpatico Behavioral Health of Arizona, and Community Partnership of Southern Arizona won the contracts.

We’re excited about the content in these new contracts.  They are taking consumer choice and voice to a new level by including specific and measurable touchstones that drive home the recovery model

Every 3 to 5 years, the ADHS goes out to bid to find contractors to act as our Regional & Tribal Behavioral Health Authorities (RBHAs and TRBHAs) to deliver behavioral health services across the state.  RBHAs and TRBHAs contract with a network of service providers to deliver behavioral health care services, including behavioral health prevention programs for adults and children, services for adults with substance abuse and general mental health disorders, adults with serious mental illness, and children with serious emotional disturbance.

Since we’re in our 5th year of our contracts with all of the contractors (except for Magellan, our contractor in Maricopa County), we released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for each of the service areas outside of Maricopa County in October 2009.  Since then, the procurement process has progressed through each of the required phases of the decision making process, and the awards for the next contract period were announced today.  You can see the award announcement in our media release today.

A special thanks go out to our Procurement team and all of the folks that were involved in the review and evaluation process.  The procurement process is rigorous and demanding, and our team did a very good job crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s to make sure that the whole process was done by the book.  Thank you.