ADHS Quality Management

Project: Research project


The purpose of this Intergovernmental Agreement between the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy at Arizona State University (CABP) and the Arizona Department of Health ServicesDivision of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) is twofold CABHP will provide support to DBHS in association Arnold v. Sarn class action lawsuit. CABHP will conduct secondary data analysis, provide advisement and consultation, and participate in meetings, as requested by DBHS, with representatives of the Office of the Court Monitor, Plaintiffs' Counsel, Tri-Annual Reviews, and other meetings as specified by DBHS. CABHP will continue and expand its existent work in data mining, data validation, and data analysis using the DBHS Client Information System. Specific Activities under this goal will include: a. Facilitation of a behavioral health informatics workgroup, comprised of representatives from each ofthe contracted Regional Behavioral Health Authorities (RBHAs) and DBHS, the purpose of which is to develop a prototype standardized dashboard report of key clinical and service trends across the three service populations (children, GMH/SA & SMI) and across the RBHAs b. Prioritization and implementation of many of the recommendations related to the organization and validation of the DBHS data system, as presented to the Department by the SAMHSA contractor c. Solicitation of additional funding support from the National Institute of Mental Health, National Institute of Drug Abuse, and other potential funding sources, to continue and to expand the development of a behavioral health informatics capacity for the State of Arizona.
Effective start/end date11/1/076/30/09


  • Arizona Department of Health Services: $424,140.00


Information Systems
United States Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)
Data Mining
Health Policy
Health Services
Substance-Related Disorders
Referral and Consultation