AHCCCS OIFA Office of Individual and Family Affairs
“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.”
They produce and publish “handy one-page fliers to help you navigate behavioral health care needs and advocate for you and your family.” Go to Arizona Mental Health Rights Documents to read, download and print them so you can take them to your provider when asking for services.