See you in August!
Hello! One of the things we discussed last meeting was the work on our strategic planning process. In our Bylaws, it states:
ARTICLE I. MISSION STATEMENT
Section 1. The mission of the Arizona Peer & Family Coalition is to advocate for
statewide behavioral health policy development by peers and family members.
*ARTICLE II. PURPOSE*
*Section 1. *To increase public support for the awareness of mental health
issues in the general community that reduces stigma, promotes the value of
human worth, and generates community inclusion of persons diagnosed with
*Section 2. *To recognize and celebrate both the uniqueness and talents of
persons with mental illness through noting individual accomplishments and
contributions to the community.
*Section 3.* To publicly recognize the contributions of individuals,
families, and organizations within the community who have accomplished,
implemented, and or promoted the betterment of persons with mental illness.
*Section 4*. To inform the public and policy makers of the strengths,
challenges and needs of persons with mental illness, and promote and
conduct public education programs.
*Section 5. *To enable persons with mental illness to transform and improve
the Arizona Behavioral Health System.
and our Marketing Materials state:
Dedicated to extending statewide peer and family leadership into all aspects of Arizona’s behavioral health care since 2009.
Our purpose is simple yet powerful…
To create an active, unified voice for peers and family members in all aspects of the system by:
Impacting the system at all levels of decision-making
Communicating information so peers and families have access throughout the behavioral health system
Leading and mentoring individuals to take leadership roles and fostering collaboration with community partners
Monitoring the system by gathering and analyzing data statewide for use in lobbying and advocating
One of the proposed mission statements, which we are still working on is:
- The mission of the Arizona Peer & Family Coalition is to advocate for, connect, promote, and develop leadership by peers and family members throughout our state.
Please let us know any feedback you have as we move forward in the planning process. I hope to see you today, either in person or on the phone.
The February meeting is the last opportunity for people to complete and turn in applications in order to be eligible to vote at the March meeting, now designated the Annual Meeting for 2017.
The Annual Meeting was moved to the March monthly meeting. This decision was made in December by a consensus of members and board members at the meeting to allow for members to join the coalition and to give us time for the changes to be figured out. Thank you! Please feel free to contact us with any questions.
Please note that our meeting time has been changed to 12 Noon. We will meet in the same room at FIC. MMIC will be providing lunch. We hope that this new time will make the meeting more accessible for attendance.
If you wish to participate through Go To Meeting, please see below:
Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
You can also dial in using your phone.
United States (Long distance): +1 (626) 425-3121
Access Code: 402-067-421
The AZPFC wants to ensure all voices are heard on [pending legislation. Most important voice is yours, so please let your congress-people know what the issues and the important parts of this legislation are to you.
For more information, here is some other statements and breakdowns on the proposed legislation
Child Sex Trafficking
Website where you can learn more:
- Shared Hope International www.SharedHope.org
- Street Light USA www.streetlightusa.org
- Polaris Project www.polarisproject.org
- Avon program for Women and Justice at O’Connor House www.oconnorhouse.org/dv/
- Coalition to Protect Arizona Children from Trafficking protectazchildren.com
Consumer Based System ” An Evidence based Practice”
Northern AZ Housing Organization
Mercer DHS Document
At the AZ Peer and Family Coalition Meeting on Tuesday, we agreed that information about this Federal Mental Health legislation would be distributed to the Coalition mailing list to give persons an opportunity to learn about the proposed legislation and to contact their Congressperson or Senator if they decide to do so.:
- Critique of Mark up version of Murphy bill, HR 2646. Likely this bill will be heard by full Energy and Commerce Com. next week.