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HCIC’s Recovery Programs

HCIC’s recovery programs staff work with members, family, community, and stakeholders to build partnerships that promote recovery, wellness, and resiliency. They promote member and family voice in the system. They advocate for member wellness and work to remove barriers that impede service delivery. They work with HCIC’s network of providers to promote the availability of peer and family support services, programs, and services provided by peer and family run organizations.

Health Choice Integrated Care wants to involve members and families in their care. We encourage you to drive your own treatment planning. You can even become a provider of peer-delivered services. We also encourage you and your family to help fight stigma, improve the system, and make your care plan better. Our Office of Individual and Family Affairs leads this effort. We make sure we have peer and family involvement at all levels of our system.

We are working with the Arizona Peer and Family Coalition to find peer and family representatives to take part in many of our committees.   We are also looking for input to help in the RBHA transition efforts. Examples of our committees include the OIFA, Culture and Diversity, Integrated Clinical Care and Quality Management.

To get involved now, please contact the Arizona Peer and Family Coalition at ArizonaPeerandFamilyCoalition@gmail.com. You also may contact the Community Engagement Committee at Community.Transition@azdhs.gov. If you have questions about these committees, you may also contact us at 1-928-774-7128 or toll free at 1-877-923-1400.

Peer Specialists

Peer specialists are people in recovery from mental illness and addiction who work in the behavioral health system. Peer specialists know that they would not be well today if someone had not supported them when they were not doing well. They bring the gift of lived experience to others struggling with stigma, low self-esteem, and the challenges of getting back on their feet. Who better to help them than someone who has struggled with these same issues and come through a stronger, more resilient person?

Family support specialist are parents who have raised or are currently raising children with emotional, physical and or behavioral health care needs. Family support specialists may also be a direct family member of an adult who needs additional support for their behavioral health care needs. Because of their personal experiences, they bring understanding and compassion to their work. As well as skills and knowledge of a complex system.

Trained peer and family support specialists are in a unique position as providers and administrators of recovery and family services. They are hired because of their whole health recovery and family experience and not their clinical education. This means they can focus on the impact of the illness while clinical specialists deal with the symptoms of the illness.

Recovery in Action

HCIC is affiliated with many local, statewide, and national advocacy committees. We encourage HCIC members, their families, and residents of surrounding communities to share their voice. By participating in some of the organizations listed below, your voice will be part of the conversation that leads to improvement and progress in our public healthcare system. Join us!

HCIC Committees Open to the Public

All meetings hosted by HCIC are held at 1300 S. Yale Street, Flagstaff, AZ.

 

Office of Individual & Family Affairs Committee

Peers and families from all over Arizona discuss issues from an agency, system, and community standpoint. This meeting helps everyone work together and discuss issues related to training, supervision and coordination of care. The consumer and family voice can be heard in this meeting.

Meets: Every quarter, the 3rd Friday of March, June, September and December

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: HCIC

Contact: Veronica Welch   928-774-7128 or veronica.welch@iasishealthcare.com

 

Adult and Child Committee

Clinical directors and other provider leadership staff meet to review new initiatives and quality-related issues; discuss concepts of treatment, such as trauma-informed care; and review policies and procedures.

Meets: Third Tuesday, every other month

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Location: HCIC Contact: Victoria Tewa and Ryan Kivela   928-774-7128   victoria.tewa@iasishealthcare.com and ryan.kivela@iasishealthcare.com

 

Cultural Awareness and Diversity Committee

Ensures the integration of cultural and diversity needs into behavioral health services in northern Arizona through many perspectives and consumer input. A safe and welcome space for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, hearing or sight ability, other physical or cognitive disabilities, mental health, gender identify, sexual orientation, or age.

Meets: Third Thursday of the first month, Quarterly

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Location: HCIC Contact: Holly Figueroa   928-774-7128  or  holly.figueroa@iasishealthcare.com

 

Meet Me Where I Am

Committee reviews MMWIA data and program progress and makes recommendations for practice improvement.

Please note that at this time, this committee has been disbanded. Please consider our Northern Arizona Children’s Council.

 

Youth in Transition Committee

Networking and collaboration forum for stakeholders, providers and community members with a focus on youth in transition. Discusses challenges youth in transition face and how to resolve barriers in the system of care.

Meets: Quarterly, the second Wednesday of February, May, August and November

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Location: HCIC, Video and phone conference are available

Contact: Jesse Sharber   928-774-7128   or jesse.sharber@iasishealthcare.com

 

Northern Arizona Children’s Council

Advisory and networking forum for children’s behavioral health issues. Stakeholder forum for input into network and system of care planning. Discussion based on improving system of care and promoting development of Arizona Children’s Vision and 12 Principles.

Meets: Quarterly, the fourth Friday of the first month

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Location: HCIC, Video and phone conference are available

Contact: Jesse Sharber   928-774-7128  or  jesse.sharber@iasishealthcare.com

 

Vocational Coordinators Meeting

Advisory and networking forum for HCIC Behavioral Health Home Vocational Coordinators and Rehabilitation Administration (RSA) Staff AHCCCS Employment Administrator, Statewide Behavioral Health Coordinator for RSA are also present to share information regarding Vocational Services that impact the delivery of services. This is also a stakeholder forum for input into network and system of care planning. Discussion based on improving delivery of vocational services and promoting the SAMHSA Supported Employment Model.

Meets: Quarterly, the first Thursday of February, May, August and November

Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: HCIC, Video and phone conference are  available

Contact: Maria Esposito   928-774-7128   or maria.esposito@iasishealthcare.com

 

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Committee

A committee that works to provide support and recommendations for decision making regarding the continuum of comprehensive integrated health care to meet the needs of the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing in northern Arizona. A safe and welcoming space for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, hearing or sight ability, other physical or cognitive disabilities, mental health, gender identify, sexual orientation, or age.

Meets: Second Monday, monthly

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Location: HCIC Conference Room. Interpreters, video and phone conferencing are available

Contact: Holly Figueroa   928-774-7128  or  Holly.Figueroa@iasishealthcare.com

 

Quality Management Committee

Ensures the highest quality health care is delivered in northern Arizona through continuous quality evaluation and improvement. Providers, members, and family members are welcome to provide input on quality care delivery.

Meets: Quarterly

Time: 10 a.m. to noon

Location: HCIC Video and phone conference are available

Contact: Forest Tatum   928-774-7128 or  forest.tatum@iasishealthcare.com

 

LGBTQ Committee

A committee that works to provide support and recommendations for decision making regarding the continuum of comprehensive integrated health care to meet the needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) in northern Arizona. . A safe and welcome space for all, regardless of race, ethnicity, hearing or sight ability, other physical or cognitive disabilities, mental health, gender identify, sexual orientation, or age.

Meets: Third Wednesday, bi-monthly

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Location: HCIC Conference room. Video and phone conferencing are available

Contact: Holly Figueroa   928-774-7128   or Holly.Figueroa@iasishealthcare.com

 

Medical Management Committee

The HCIC Integrated Medical Management Committee is responsible for establishing medical management program goals, priorities, and for overseeing the quality and consistency of medical management activities, within HCIC and throughout the provider network. The committee, which meets monthly, is chaired by both the HCIC Chief Medical Officer and the Director of Medical Management (Medical Management Administrator).

Meets: Second Thursday, monthly

Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: HCIC

Contact: Sophia Daily   928-774-7128   sophia.daily@iasishealthcare.com

 

Member Advisory Council

The HCIC Member Advisory Council is responsible for providing adoptive/kinship/foster families of members in out-of-home placement, advocacy groups and Behavioral Health Homes or Integrated Health Homes with education and outreach materials to increase awareness, identify and reduce barriers and empower families to participate in the delivery of care and services.

Meets: Last Thursday, Quarterly, March, June, September, December

Time: 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Location: HCIC

Contact: Kim Sevier   928-774-7128   kimberly.sevier@iasishealthcare.com

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