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Upcoming Events

Behavioral Health in Rural Arizona:
Assessing Network Strength & Adequacy
T-Health Institute
600 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, Arizona
Nov. 17, 2016

MHA Association of Association Meeting
Arizona Council of Human Service Providers. 
2100 North Central Ave. Phoenix AZ 85004
Board Room, 2nd Floor
11:30am - 1:30pm
Nov. 22, 2016

C ommunity Calendars
Cenpatico Integrated Care AZ Community Events
Mercy Maricopa of Integrated Care Community Events 
Health Choice Integrated Care Community Events 
AZ Center for Applied Behavioral Health  Events

Arizona Trauma Institute Trainings 
NAMI AZ Calendar
Sign up here for a Mental Health First Aid class near you!

2016 Board of Directors 
Michael Shafer, Ph.D. Chair  
Joshua Mozell, J.D., Vice Chair  
Jason Bernstein, C.P.A., Treasurer

Jack Beveridge
Sheri George
Charles Goldstein, M.D
Laurie Goldstein

Emily Jenkins, J.D.
Marcus Johnson , M.P.H.
Karen Pitico, M.P.H.
Mohamed Ramadan, M.D. 
Clarke Romans
November 15th, 2016



Hello MHA of AZ Supporters. The November Newsletter is filled with a multitude of information, events, initiatives from MHA and other great non-profit organizations. Enjoy!  

Arizona is among five of the eight states with the biggest cuts to public education since 2008 that have also cut income taxes during that time period, according to an updated report released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Per student state dollars for Arizona's K-12 funding formula is 12.8% lower in fiscal year 2017 than in fiscal year 2008. Over the same period, Arizona personal and corporate income tax rates were cut by 12.8% between 2008 and 2017.

To learn more about how Arizona compares to other states  when 
it comes to restoring state support for K-12 education,
 read the full report  CLICK HERE!


DO NOT FORGET - Join us for a FREE lunch at MHA's ASSOCIATION OF ASSOCIATIONS MEETING on Tuesday 11/22 @ 11:30! 

As mentioned in our last newsletter, the Association of Associations Meetings are coordinated by MHA and include all groups and individuals who play a role in mental health advocacy here in Arizona. These meetings cover relevant issues occuring in our community along with advocay issues that need our united attention.  More info here. RSVP to Kristina Sabetta at by this Friday, 11/18/16.

ALSO this Thursday 11/17 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH IN RURAL AZ: Assessing Network Strength and Advocacy 


MHA Statement on the Election of Donald Trump, Future Agenda for Mental Health


"Proud to be representing the voice of those with mental illness at this years Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative Conference in Washington D.C. "
~Kristina Sabetta 


The Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (PCPCC) is a not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to advancing an effective and efficient health system built on a strong foundation of primary care and the patient-centered medical home. The PCPCC achieves its mission through the work of its executive members and  Stakeholder Centers , led by experts and thought leaders dedicated to transforming the U.S. health care system through delivery reform, payment reform, patient engagement, and benefit redesign

BJA Launches Police-Mental Health Collaboration Toolkit at National Conference

The United States Department of Justice's Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) launched an online toolkit Monday that supports law enforcement agencies around the country in planning and implementing effective calls for service involving people with mental illnesses.
Highlighting the role of police departments in advancing these approaches, BJA announced the Police-Mental Health Collaboration (PMHC) Toolkit at the 2016 International Association of Chiefs of Police Conference in San Diego, California. The PMHC Toolkit was developed in partnership with The Council of State Governments (CSG) Justice Center and gathers best practices and resources to help law enforcement agencies partner with mental health providers when responding to calls for service involving people with mental illnesses.

Speaking Monday at the IACP conference, Attorney General Loretta Lynch called the new toolkit a "one-stop learning center to help departments craft comprehensive responses."

Here's the latest summary from the recent NIMH Outreach Partnership Program Annual Meeting.

We invite your participation and sharing of this newsletter by forwarding to your friends and colleagues.  If they wish to receive the newsletter, encourage them to simply click on the link here.  Let's share the word.  Time to get involved.
Jamie Willett - MHA Intern
Kristina Sabetta, LMSW - Executive Consultant