Maricopa County

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Watershed Week for Behavioral Health Services

By | May 17th, 2012|General|

The Governor and I and the plaintiffs in the 1981 Arnold v. Sarn lawsuit signed a landmark agreement today which will last 2 years (pending the court’s approval).  Today’s agreement outlines objectives for supported care and services for folks with a serious mental illness.  Over the next couple of years we’ll work together with the [...]

Implementing Our Strategic Plan- Integrate Behavioral and Acute Health Care

By | May 1st, 2012|Behavioral Health|

Our interdisciplinary team completed a major milestone this week- by developing an initial rough draft of what will become the Scope of Work that will be included in the upcoming Request for Proposal for the behavioral health (and acute care) services in Maricopa County. This effort has taken literally thousands of staff hours to put together- and [...]

Behavioral Health “RFI”

By | March 27th, 2012|Behavioral Health|

We had a productive “Request For Information (RFI)” session this week regarding our ”Recovery Through Whole Health, the Regional Behavioral Health Authority with Health Homes”  project.  About 150 folks attended the session- including potential bidders, members of the behavioral health provider community and peers and family members.  We’ll be using the information from the session [...]

Recovery Through Whole Health Request for Information

By | March 19th, 2012|Behavioral Health|

We’ll be having a “Request For Information” session regarding our “ Recovery Through Whole Health, the Regional Behavioral Health Authority with Health Homes” project (a.k.a. the upcoming Request for Proposal for behavioral health services in Maricopa County) this Wednesday beginning 1 pm at the Radisson City Center at 3600 N. 2nd Ave. in Phoenix. Our Integration Website [...]

Dogs and Residents

By | January 10th, 2012|Licensing|

The father of a person living in one of our licensed behavioral health residential facilities phoned in an after-hours complaint to our behavioral health licensing team on the Friday before Christmas Eve. Little did our team leader Bill McCarroll know when he answered the phone that he would hear graphic details of a brutal pit-bull attack- and he [...]

Step Up to the Plate

By | July 15th, 2011|General|

It’s time to step up to the plate if you’re interested in providing clear and concise information about how best to integrate primary and acute healthcare with behavioral health care for folks with serious mental illnesses in Arizona.  One of our top priorities in behavioral health over the coming years will be to better integrate [...]

Behavioral Health Integration Progressing

By | July 12th, 2011|Behavioral Health|

You'll remember that ADHS and AHCCCS jointly applied for and received a $750K Planning Grant to explore integrating primary health care and behavioral health care- especially for folks with serious mental illnesses.  Our teams have been very busy over the last couple of weeks getting the initiative underway.  One of the concepts we're exploring is a specialty Regional [...]

Behavioral Health Services in Maricopa County

By | June 12th, 2011|Behavioral Health|

We recently extended our contract with the Regional Behavioral Health Authority in Maricopa County through September 30, 2013.  We authorized the contract extension (which will be the 6th year of the contract) so that we can better serve our members and families while we hammer out the details of several new initiatives designed to improve [...]

Maricopa County Measles Case

By | February 15th, 2011|Preparedness|

Maricopa County Department of Public Health (and our Lab) confirmed a case of measles in an Arizona resident this week.  Measles is one of the most communicable diseases there is (next to chicken pox).  It’s a viral disease of the upper respiratory system that’s spread in the air via droplets.  Measles starts with a fever [...]

Behavioral Health Performance Improvements

By | September 7th, 2010|Behavioral Health|

By working closely with our behavioral health contractors over the last couple of years we’ve been able to make some significant improvements in the quality of care that we’re providing.  Examples of our accomplishments are available in newly created outcome dashboards developed by CPSA, NARBHA, Cenpatico and Magellan.  The dashboards provide monthly reports using web-based [...]