CODAC is one of seven Arizona organizations selected by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare to be a part of the 2012 Same Day Access Initiative. Only 56 organizations were selected nationwide.
This 12-month initiative is primarily funded by the National Council for Community Behavioral Healthcare in an effort to significantly increase savings, reduce staff time, cut wait times and strengthen patient engagement in community behavioral health settings across several states. Participants will assess and redesign intake and assessment processes to reduce client wait times. Improved access to care has been proven to reduce no-shows and cancellations as well.
Locally, the initiative has the potential to create system efficiencies that will help all behavioral health providers inArizona.
For individuals struggling with mental illness and/or addiction disorders, the ability to get seen immediately by a behavioral health professional can be critical.
“We are so pleased to have been selected for this initiative,” says Dennis Regnier, CODAC President and CEO. “We will receive absolute top-notch and invaluable consulting from MTM Management Services, leading national consultants on this topic. This is an outstanding opportunity to truly improve care for our community, state and nation.”
The Arizona Council of Human Service Providers will lead the sevenArizonaorganizations:Arizona’s Children Association, CODAC, Community Intervention Associates, La FronteraArizona, Southwest Behavioral Health Services, Touchstone Behavioral Health and West Yavapai Guidance Clinic. The initiative kicked off August 1, 2012.