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Integrated Behavioral Health and Primary Care

Recovery Through Whole Health

The Arizona Department of Health Services/Division of Behavioral Health Services (ADHS/DBHS or "the Division") and the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) share the common goal of providing physical healthcare and behavioral healthcare services that are integrated and improve the overall health, wellness and quality of life for members through an efficient, financially sustainable healthcare service delivery system.

To further this goal, in March 2011, AHCCCS and the Division applied for, and were awarded, a planning grant to explore the feasibility of a Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) model with expanded responsibility for Title XIX eligible adults determined to have a Serious Mental Illness (SMI). This RBHA model is referred as "Recovery through Whole Health". This RBHA will be funded for and fully responsible for coordinated and integrated behavioral healthcare and physical healthcare for Title XIX eligible adults with SMI.

Integration Principles

  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • System Transformation
  • Improved Coordination of Healthcare
  • Improved Health Outcomes
  • Reduced Healthcare Costs

AHCCCS and the Division, through an Interagency Steering Committee, are committed to designing and implementing this model, Recovery Through Whole Health, in a manner that is inclusive and collaborative with all stakeholders in the physical and behavioral healthcare communities.

Become engaged in the design of this model:

Get timelines and related information for the GSAG solicitation:

  • ADHS' Procurement Office - This solicitation is now closed; proposals are being reviewed and considered. Check back for future information about the outcome of this review.

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