Arizona State Hospital is Developing Public-Private Partnership Opportunity

By | November 7th, 2016|General|

This past June, we released a Request for Information (“RFI”) seeking feedback on opportunities for public-private partnerships at the Arizona State Hospital to create a Center of Psychiatric Excellence. Through this vision, we are looking for innovative opportunities for public-private partnerships to utilize available property and/or buildings located on the ASH campus  to enhance and improve the [...]

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Request for Information (RFI) for the Greater Arizona “RFP”

By | December 9th, 2013|Behavioral Health|

Now that we’re on the road to transitioning to a new system of behavioral health care in Maricopa County, it’s time to move our sights toward taking our reform initiative to the rest of the State.  Our first objective is to get input from the public and other Stakeholders.  That’s why we, in coordination with [...]

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Our New Strategic Plan

By | October 17th, 2012|General|

The vision of the Department is to ideally achieve a state of Health and Wellness for all Arizonans and our mission is to promote, protect, and improve the health and wellness of individuals and communities in Arizona. The updated mission and vision statements are helping us build public health value in-house as well as in [...]

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Procurement Keeps our Trains Running on Time

By | March 2nd, 2012|General|

OK…  everybody knows that we have all sorts of recognition weeks and months for everything from breastfeeding to mental health.  Most folks don’t know that March is Purchasing Month.  But let’s face it- none of us would be able to accomplish anything in this business without our Procurement team!  Our Procurement shop touches every aspect [...]

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Recovery Through Whole Health RFI

By | February 9th, 2012|Behavioral Health, Licensing|

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) on March 21 from 1- 5 pm at the Radisson City Center at 3600 N. 2nd Ave. in Phoenix. We’ll [...]

Our Fix-it Specialist

By | July 2nd, 2011|Behavioral Health, General|

Ann Froio has been the Department’s “Fix-it” specialist for the last several years. Most recently, Ann has served as Interim CEO for the Arizona State Hospital while the Department conducted a national search for a new CEO.  For the year prior to that, Ann served as the Interim Director at the Arizona Community Protection and Treatment [...]

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What’s Procure AZ?

By | March 3rd, 2011|General|

We began working over 2 years ago with the State Procurement Office to initiate a statewide e-procurement system called Procure AZ.  The goal of the statewide system is transparency of all procurement actions, cost reductions, and a more efficient use of time and resources by reducing purchasing timelines.  We started using the new system on [...]

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Behavioral Health Services in SE Arizona

By | September 27th, 2010|Behavioral Health|

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 [...]

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ADHS Status

By | July 21st, 2010|General, Newborn Screening|

We’ve got a lot to be proud of over the last year and an half.  It’s been hard, I know because of all of the budget reductions and the lower staffing level.  On the other hand, we’ve got an incredible mission and we’re doing a good job.  I often tell people that we work in [...]

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