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Sharpening the Axe

By | December 19th, 2011|Behavioral Health, General|

There's a well-known quote attributed to Abe Lincoln that goes something like this: "Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first 4 sharpening the axe."  Maybe somebody will someday quote me as saying:  "Give us 20 months to transform the delivery of behavioral health and primary care services to address the [...]

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“Raise Your Voice!” Report

By | July 15th, 2011|Behavioral Health, General|

Our behavioral health coalition completed and published our brand-new Raise Your Voice! Report... a product of our behavioral health focus groups with peers and family members in late 2010.  We’re most proud of the fact that the entire process—from beginning to end—had the full participation or peers and family members (from the Arizona Peer and Family Coalition) in planning, organizing, leading [...]

NAMI Report

By | March 21st, 2011|Behavioral Health|

The National Alliance on Mental Illness released a report this month that included policy recommendations for states to consider including educating the public, families and peers about mental illness and incorporating behavioral health screening into primary care.  The good news is that we’re on the mark here in Arizona as we’ve already begun to implement [...]

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Raise Your Voice Forums

By | November 30th, 2010|Behavioral Health|

Our Raise Your Voice Behavioral Health Forums are going quite well.  You’ll remember that our objective for the Forums is to help us transform our behavioral health system for the better.  Our behavioral health team has been traveling to most parts of the state to hold focus groups including 14 in Maricopa County and focus [...]