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Health Homes Resources

By | July 11th, 2012|Behavioral Health|

SAMHSA put a great new resource from their Center for Integrated Health Solutions which helps prepare behavioral health provider organizations to become health homes by outlining the essential clinical features. It also displays examples of how behavioral health provider organizations are successfully implementing the clinical features of a health home around the country.  Check it out.

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Madan Jumps In Head-first

By | June 28th, 2012|Behavioral Health, General|

Our own Madan Gopal from I.T. has been invited by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology to participate in a national Roundtable discussion about the role and use of health IT to fill the needs of behavioral health providers, to integrate behavioral health record data into primary care, and on how ”Meaningful Use” could [...]

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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 [...]

Behavioral Health Licensing Rulemaking Update

By | May 31st, 2012|Behavioral Health|

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts- we’re in the beginning phases of overhauling our regulations for licensing behavioral health facilities.  This’ll be a long process- and the finish line is in mid-2013.  We’re starting with a set of what we’ll call “straw-man” language that we can use as a way to start the discussions.  We’ve [...]

ADHS is Seeking an Insightful, Creative Leader for Behavioral Health

By | May 15th, 2012|Behavioral Health, General|

Do you think you can help us in “Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans”.  That’s the motto here at ADHS and we are looking for a new leader to join our Behavioral Health team. We’re looking for an Assistant Director who is insightful and can see the forest and trees at the same time.  [...]

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ADHS Looking for a Forward-thinking Assistant Director

By | May 8th, 2012|Licensing|

“Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans" is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services.  We promote and protect the health of Arizona's children and adults and set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership.  Want a piece of the action?  We’re looking for an [...]

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 [...]

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Trauma Informed Care

By | April 12th, 2012|General|

Trauma Informed Care provides another perspective when working with individuals in the behavioral health system.  Think of it this way, our life experiences have helped shape each of us into the person we are today, why would it be any different for our patients/residents. When a person experiences trauma it can have any number of effects [...]

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Behavioral Health Dashboard Refresh

By | April 3rd, 2012|Behavioral Health|

Magellan of AZ & their behavioral health providers (and of course our DBHS shop) have been collaborating to develop and update an innovative provider outcomes dashboards to make a transparent window into the effectiveness of the behavioral health system based on core metrics.  The recently updated online dashboards provide great info to the folks that we serve and their [...]

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Behavioral Health Licensing Regulatory Reform

By | March 30th, 2012|Behavioral Health, Licensing|

The behavioral health system transformation that we’re working on as part of the Maricopa County behavioral health services contract will go a long way toward better integrating primary and acute care and behavioral healthcare for folks with a serious mental illness.  But…  our success is also dependent on our regulatory reform within our Licensing shop.  In fact, [...]

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