Office of Individual and Family Affairs
Community Forums on the Future of RBHA Service
AHCCCS is hosting community forums across the state to inform the community and gather feedback on the upcoming AHCCCS initiative on RBHA services. View the Community Forums Flier(Updated: 03/19/2020) to learn more and see upcoming event dates.
The Office of Individual and Family Affairs (OIFA) promotes recovery, resiliency, and wellness for individuals with mental health and substance use challenges. We build partnerships with individuals, families of choice, youth, communities, organizations and we collaborate with key leadership and community members in the decision making process at all levels of the behavioral health system. In partnership with the community, we:
- Work to end the stigma that prevents people from openly seeking treatment for mental illness.
- Advocate for the development of culturally inclusive environments that are welcoming to individuals and families.
- Establish structures to promote diverse youth, family and individual voices in leadership positions throughout Arizona.
- Deliver training, technical assistance and instructional materials for individuals and their families.
- Ensure peer support and family support are available to all persons receiving services and their families.
- Monitor contractor performance and measure outcomes.
- Through the Foster Care Community Liaison, support the foster care/kinship/adoptive family community with access to health care-related information.
Read about the AHCCCS OIFA staff , their stories, and how to contact each member.
In addition to the AHCCCS OIFA team, each AHCCCS Complete Care (ACC), RBHA, and DES/DDD Health Plan has an OIFA Department. View the contact information for the RBHA, ACC, and DES/DDD OIFA teams for additional help.
Info at a Glance
Download and print these handy one-page fliers to help you navigate behavioral health care needs and advocate for you and your family.
You have a voice and a choice in your health care decisions. Learn how to be your own advocate.
- Behavioral Health Respite in the Children’s System
- Dual Eligibles
- What is Special Assistance
- Substance Use Treatment Options
- Dental Coverage
- No Wait Lists
- You Have a Voice and Choice
- Hospital Discharge Plan
- Standards Appointment Availability
- Services for AHCCCS Members Without a Serious Mental Illness
Use these tools to help you navigate the system.
- If you are a foster parent or kinship/adoptive caregiver, learn more about your health care choices.
- Foster Care Resource Packet
- Crisis Services for Children in Foster Care
- Behavioral Health Services for Children in Foster Care
If you have a complaint or concern with a provider about the quality of care or services, you may file a formal complaint (also known as a member grievance). Here's how to do that, and the process you can expect AHCCCS to follow:
If you are experiencing challenges and/or barriers to service, the AHCCCS Office of Individual and Family Affairs (OIFA) wants to hear from you. Please take a moment to write down the biggest challenge you and/or someone you know face when accessing services.