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Behavioral Health Contract Scope Enters the Homestretch

By | June 20th, 2012|Behavioral Health|

Our Request For Purchase (otherwise known as RFP) Core Team (Bob Sorce, Victoria Navarra, Teresita Oaks, and Chris Leavitt) and our entire cast of characters has been doing a full court press for the last 6 months to put together the Scope of Work that we’ll use when we go out for bid for the massive behavioral health services [...]

Water Drive II

By | June 7th, 2012|Behavioral Health, General|

Last year our Agency pulled through big-time during our bottled water drive- collecting and donating 68,000 bottles of water for thirsty homeless folks. This month we’re having our 2nd annual Water Challenge with a goal of 75,000 bottles by the end of June. If we meet the goal of 75,000 bottles collected in June, we’ll all get [...]

The Texas Sharpshooter

By | June 1st, 2012|General|

There’s an old tale about a Texas “Sharpshooter” that pulls his pistol out of his holster and shoots at the broad side of a barn pretty much at random without aiming.  Then he goes up to the barn with a paintbrush and draws a circle around the bullet holes and says: “See, I have perfect [...]

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 [...]