OIFA* – Ensuring the voice of the behavioral health community is heard – Sedona.Biz

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National Alliance on Mental Illness - YavapaiSedona AZ (October 18, 2021) – *OIFA (Office of Individual and Family Affairs) is the office of the AHCCCS (Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System) whose mission is to ensure that the voice of the behavioral health community is understood by AHCCCS and individual health plans. OIFA will be the topic of the next Mental Health Monday on October 25, 2021, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. via Zoom. Join us for an overview of the OIFA offices of the Northern, Central, and Southern Arizona Health Plans and an open Q&A discussion. You ARE the community and this is a chance for your voice to be heard. This free program was organized by NAMI Yavapai and the Northern Arizona Peer & Family Coalition. Three speakers will be honored:

Deb Jorgensen — Care1st Arizona — Administrator, Office of Individual and Family Affairs. Prior to joining Care1st, Deb was a member of the leadership team of two peer-run organizations and a family organization. Deb believes in social justice and strives to bring positive change to the integrated health system through stakeholder empowerment, education and advocacy.

Tony Smith —Arizona Complete Health — Director, Office of Individual and Family Affairs. Having received behavioral health services for decades in Arizona, Tony

brought his lived experience to Cenpatico (now Arizona Complete Health) as a Recovery and Resilience Advisor in 2013 where he works to ensure members and families benefit from a system that values ​​their input and makes decisions in depending on that.

Dawn McReynolds — United Health Care — Administrator, Office of Individual and Family Affairs. Dawn leads the OIFA team in working collaboratively with individuals and family members to gather the voices and experience of our community to improve, improve and remove barriers to services for all people served.

The program is free by going to https://namiyavapai.org/mental-health-monday/ or by contacting NAMIYavapai.org for more information.

NAMI Yavapai is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy.

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