Sedona AZ (October 18, 2021) – *OIFA (Office of Individual and Family Affairs) is the AHCCCS (Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System) office whose mission is ensuring the behavioral health community’s voice is heard by AHCCCS and the individual health plans. OIFA will be the topic of the next Mental Health Monday on October 25, 2021, 10-11:30 AM, via Zoom. Join us for a presentation from the OIFA offices of Northern, Central, and Southern Arizona Health Plans and an open question/answer discussion. You ARE the community and this is a chance for your voice to be heard. This free program has been organized by NAMI Yavapai and the Northern Arizona Peer & Family Coalition. Three speakers will be featured:
Deb Jorgensen — Care1st Arizona — Administrator, Office of Individual and Family Affairs. Before coming to Care1st Deb was a member of the Executive Leadership Team at two peer-run and a family-run organizations. Deb believes in social justice and strives to effect positive integrated health system changes via 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 the Recovery and Resiliency Advisor in 2013 where he works to ensure members and families experience a system that values their input and makes decisions based 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 voice and experience of our community to enhance, improve and remove barriers to services for all those served.
The program is free by going to https://namiyavapai.org/mental-health-monday/ or contact NAMIYavapai.org for more information.
NAMI Yavapai is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy.