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2018 NAMI Annual Meeting

NAMI Arizona 2018 Annual Meeting:
“Moving Beyond Stigma to Fully Integrate Healthcare and Communities Across Arizona”
Saturday January 13th, 2018
Ability 360 Center
5025 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034
9:30 AM to 3:00 PM

NAMI Arizona 2018 Annual Meeting and Celebration

“Moving Beyond Stigma to Fully Integrate Healthcare and Communities Across Arizona”

The NAMI Arizona Board of Directors invites you to attend and participate in our 2018 Annual Meeting scheduled for Saturday January 13th, 2018 at the Ability360 Conference Center 5025 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034 from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM. This year’s event “Moving Beyond Stigma to Fully Integrate Healthcare and Communities across Arizona” recognizes that today’s economic and political reality provide another perfect opportunity to strengthen our intentional partnering.

Arizona continues to receive National Acclaim for our nonpartisan leadership in criminal justice and behavioral health innovation. We remain the first and only State to have every county signed on and committed to the National Stepping Up Initiative determined to keep those with mental illness in treatment vs. incarceration. All three branches of our State Government have shared their embrace of the Sequential Intercept Model as the preferred approach to the decriminalization of people with serious mental illness.

Thanks to our AHCCCS Building Connections Partnership Grant, NAMI Arizona has been able to closely partner with the Arizona Mental Health & Criminal Justice Coalition and the hundreds of law enforcement, fire, crisis, judicial, prosecutorial, defense, probation, government, provider, faith, individual, family, and community partners whose early collaboration blossomed into this powerful moment in time.

As advocates, we’ve accepted no more screaming, shouting, fussing, and fighting. We’re at the table and part of the solution. Yet we realize not everyone is involved and aware, and that stigma still prevents many individuals and families from effectively reaching out for help.

On January 13th, 2018, we plan to bring together as many of the mental health and criminal justice champions we can squeeze into the Ability360 Center to take a hard look at how stigma inhibits effective treatment/outreach at the most challenging times; and what we can do as a community to make it better.

We hope you can join us!

Thanks to your continued strong support of NAMI in Arizona we have strengthened our accomplishment at both State and Affiliate levels forging intentional, nonpartisan partnering with key leadership in federal, state, county, and municipal governments, veteran, police, fire, crisis, individual, family, and communities to educate and advocate for persons and families confronting mental illness. Through these efforts, we hope to eliminate gaps in care that contribute to the unfortunate and ever evolving cycle of mental illness, homelessness, incarceration, imprisonment, and unnecessary added expense.

We look forward to your participation at our 2018 Annual Meeting January 13th and to your continued partnering. Please consider one of the Sponsorship opportunities included.

Thank you for all you do for those we serve and for your continued strong support!

Thanks, Jim

Jim Dunn, M.Ed./C, CPRP
Executive Director/CEO
NAMI Arizona
5025 E. Washington St., Ste 112
Phoenix, AZ 85034
602.885.4166
jimdunnaz@msn.com
www.namiaz.org

[NAMI Arizona Annual Meetings are free to NAMI members, $40 for Nonmembers (free membership included), with no charge for low income, first responders, veterans, government officials, judiciary, legislators and anyone else who doesn’t want to pay. Light morning refreshment and free lunch will be provided. Sponsorships are available.]
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    NAMI Arizona 2018 Annual Meeting
    “Moving Beyond Stigma to Fully Integrate Healthcare and Communities across Arizona”
    Saturday January 13th, 2018
    Ability 360 Center
    5025 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85034
    9:30 AM to 3:00 PM


    9:30 Welcome from NAMI Arizona Leadership

    9:45 “There’s more to the Story…”

    10:00 Stigma, Crisis, Criminal Justice - Issues and Opportunities (Facilitated discussion featuring Statewide Mental Health and Criminal Justice Leaders).

    11:30 Questions & Comments for the Panel

    11:45 Introduction to NAMI SMARTS

    12:15 Informal Affiliate Leader and Participant Networking and Collaboration

    12:30 Lunch (provided)

    1:00 “Arizona Steps Up and Stands Out” – AHCCCS, RBHA, Health Plan, Affiliate, and AZMHCJC Leaders share vision and opportunities to “Move Beyond Stigma to Fully Integrate Healthcare and Communities Across Arizona” (Presentation, Discussion and Audience Participation)

    2:30 Closing Discussion, Questions, Comments

    3:00 Close

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    “Moving Beyond Stigma to Fully Integrate Healthcare and Communities across Arizona,” reflects NAMI Arizona’s determined effort to intentionally partner with police, first responders, crisis systems, providers, health plans, legislators, judiciary, executive, government, individuals, families and communities seeking to educate, inform and assist the public on how best to access precious resources, achieve cost effective solutions, and hoping to prevent unnecessary tragedy in the future.


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    NAMI Arizona thanks our generous community partners and sponsors who continue to make these efforts possible with Special Thanks to Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS); Cenpatico Integrated Care; Health Choice Integrated Care, Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care, Optum, NAMI Valley of the Sun, NAMI Flagstaff, NAMI Yavapai County, NAMI Sedona, NAMI Southern Arizona, NAMI Pinal Central, NAMI Southeastern Arizona, NAMI Yuma, NAMI Mohave County, NAMI Payson, the Arizona Peer and Family Coalition, David’s Hope/Arizona Mental Health & Criminal Justice Coalition, the Arizona Justice Alliance, Children’s Action Alliance, the NAACP, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Arizona, the ACLU of Arizona, MHA-Arizona, Verde Valley Mental Health Coalition, Southern Arizona Peer and Family Coalition, PAFCO, the City of Phoenix Police Department, and the Phoenix VA Mental Health Advocacy Council for their intentional partnering to make best use of our precious resources during these challenging times.

  • 2018 NAMI Arizona Annual Meeting Sponsorship Levels

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    Platinum Level Collaborative Community Partner $ 15,000
    • Platinum Sponsor for 2018 Annual Meeting
    • Prominent logo recognition on all Annual Meeting materials, digital and print, programs, website, social media.
    • Opportunity to speak at NAMI AZ Annual Meeting
    • Booth provided at Annual Meeting
    • Recognition in Annual Financial Report

    Gold Sponsor Level Collaborative Community Partner $ 10,000
    • Gold Sponsor for 2018 Annual Meeting
    • Recognition on all Annual Meeting materials, digital and print, programs, website, social media
    • Podium recognition at Annual Meeting
    • Booth provided at Annual Meeting

    Silver Sponsor Level Collaborative Community Partner $ 7,500
    • Silver Sponsor for 2018 Annual Meeting
    • Recognition on all Annual Meeting materials, digital and print, programs, website, social media
    • Podium recognition at Annual Meeting.
    • Booth provided at Annual Meeting

    Bronze Sponsor Level Collaborative Community Partner $ 5,000
    • Bronze Sponsor for 2018 Annual Meeting
    • Recognition on all Annual Meeting materials, digital and print programs, website, social media
    • Podium recognition at Annual Meeting
    * Booth provided at Annual Meeting

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