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integrated healthcare

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Whole Health Throughout the Lifespan

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NARBHA's initiative to help its network members achieve whole health throughout the lifespan means joining physical and behavioral health services under a single provider. NARBHA's system-changing model - our Recover Wellness Program - is helping to advance delivery of integrated healthcare services throughout the state. Recover Wellness is an innovative healthcare integration model designed to meet the three-part aim of better health, better care, and lower costs through improved quality. At the National Council for Behavioral Health Conference in Las Vegas in April 2013, Recover Wellness was chosen as "best in class." 


"Seventy percent of Medicaid adults receiving mental health/ substance use disorder (MH/SUD) services have two or more chronic conditions and 52% have three or more."

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


Enjoy members' stories of recovery through whole health.

NARBHA's Vision

Whole-health is a better path of recovery for people with mental health and substance use disorders (MH/SUD). NARBHA's vision includes

  • on-site primary care at behavioral health clinics
  • work-force development for people with MH/SUD through peer-run evidence-based chronic disease self-management programs
  • prospective identification of people with multiple chronic conditions through predictive modeling combining physical and behavioral health diagnoses and claims data
  • outreach and primary care coordination for people with multiple chronic conditions
  • feedback through satisfaction surveys
  • a unified primary care and behavioral health electronic medical record.



Building Better Care

Easing access to quality care is one of NARBHA's core values, which is why we have invested more than $1 million in community reinvestment funds to help providers overcome the barriers to integrating physical and behavioral health services for members of the NARBHA network. Providers currently offering services include

The Guidance Center, Flagstaff

Verde Valley Guidance Center, Cottonwood

Encompasse Health, Page

West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, Prescott

Little Colorado Behavioral Health Springerville, St. Johns

Community Counseling Centers, Holbrook, Winslow, Show Low, Snowflake

Mohave Mental Health Services, Kingman, Bullhead City, Lake Havasu


Coming Soon
Southwest Behavioral Health Services

Child and Family Support Services,



Whole Health Starts with Self-Management

Chronic Disease Self- Management Program (CDSMP)

NARBHA has made a commitment to the integration of Stanford's Chronic Disease Self- Management Program (CDSMP) into the whole health services framework, incorporating both behavioral health services and physical health services as key components of treatment.

Through CDSMP training, patients can improve their overall health and health care experience through a proven, evidence-based self-management class. The class employs a new workforce of specially trained people with mental health/ substance use disorders (MH/SUD) as "peer recovery specialists."

By implementing widespread use of CDSMP, high risk behavioral health recipients will improve health, decrease hospitalizations and days in the hospital as validated in randomized control trials.

More about the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program