AA – Alcoholics Anonymous
AAC – Arizona Administrative Code
ACO – Accountable Care Organization
ACT – Assertive Community Treatment
ACYF – Administration for Children, Youth and Families
ADA – Americans with Disabilities Act
ADD – Attention Deficit Disorder
ADES – Arizona Department of Economic Security
ADHD – Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHS – Arizona Department of Health Services
ADHS/DBHS – Arizona Department of Health Services, Division of Behavioral Health Services
ADJC – Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections
ADL – Activities of Daily Living
ADOC– Arizona Department of Corrections
ADOE– Arizona Department of Education
AFC – Adult Foster Care
AFDC – Aid to Families with Dependent Children
AGSI – Advisory Group on Senior Issues
AHCCCS – Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
ALTCS – Arizona Long Term Care System
AOC – Administrative Office of the Courts of the Arizona Supreme Court
AOD – Alcohol and Other Drugs
APO – Adult Probation Officer
APS – Adult Protection Services
APRC – Arizona Prevention Resource Center
ARS – Arizona Revised Statutes
ART – Adult Recovery Team
ASH (or AzSH) – Arizona State Hospital
ATOD – Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
AZCA – Arizona’s Children Association
AzEIP – Arizona Early Intervention Program
BH – Behavioral Health
BHC – Behavioral Health Coalition
BHH – Behavioral Health Home
BHP – Behavioral Health Professional
BHPP – Behavioral Health Paraprofessional
BHMP – Behavioral Health Medical Professional
BHT – Behavioral Health Technician
CA – Cocaine Anonymous
CAB – Consumer Advisory Board
CAC – Certified Alcohol Counselor
CARF – Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
CASA – Court Appointed Special Advocate
CCM – Community Based Care Manager
CD – Chemical Dependency
CFT – Child & Family Team
CFR – Code of Federal Regulations
CIO – Clinically Integrated Organization
CIS – Client Information System (data system used by ADHS)
CLAS – Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services
CM – Case Manager
CMDP – Comprehensive Medical and Dental Plan (an AHCCCS plan)
CMHC – Community Mental Health Center
CMHS – Community Mental Health Services
CMS – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (a federal agency within HHS)
CMRRT – Comprehensive Medical Record Review Tool
COE – Court Ordered Evaluation
COMCARE – Community Partnership for Behavioral Health Care
COT – Court Ordered Treatment
CPCA – Committee for Prevention of Child Abuse
CPSA – Community Partnership of Southern Arizona
CPS – Child Protective Services
CRC – Crisis Response Center
CSAC – Certified Substance Abuse Center
CSAP – Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
CSAT – Center for Substance Abuse Treatment
CSPMP – Controlled Substance Prescription Monitoring Program
DBHS – Division of Behavioral Health Services (Arizona)
DD – Developmental disabilities
DDD – Division of Developmental Disabilities (within ADES)
DOE – Department of Education
DEA – Drug Enforcement Administration
DES – Department of Economic Security
DHS – Department of Health Services (ADHS)
DSRIP – Delivery System Reform Incentive Payments
DPS – Department of Public Safety
DSM-IV TR – Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorder
DTO – Danger to others DTS – Danger to self
ECT – Electroconvulsive therapy
ED – Emotional Disorder
EHR – Electronic Medical Record
EPSDT – Early Periodic Screening and Diagnostic Testing
ESL – English as a Second Language
FAS – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FDA – Food and Drug Administration
FFS – Fee for Service
FQHC – Federally Qualified Health Center
FY – Fiscal Year
GA – Gamblers Anonymous
GAF – Global Assessment of Functioning
GD – Gravely disabled
GDDP – Governor’s Division of Drug Policy
GMH – General Mental Health
GMH/SA – general mental health and substance abuse (used to designate adult fund type)
GSA – Geographic Service Area
HC – Health Coach
HCFA – Health Care Financing Administration
HCIC – Health Choice Integrated Care
HHS – Health and Human Services
HIE – Health Information Exchange
HIPAA – Health Insurance Portability & Accountability Act
HMO – Health Maintenance Organization
HUD – Housing and Urban Development
I&R – Information and Referral
ICM – Intensive Case Management
IEP – Individual Educational Plan
IGA – Intergovernmental Agreement
IHS – Indian Health Service
IMD – Institution for Mental Disease
IOP – Intensive Outpatient Program
ISA – Interagency Service Agreement
ISP – Individual Service Plan
ITDP – In-Patient Treatment & Discharge Plan
JCAHO – Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations
JPO – Juvenile Probation Offices / Officer
LD – Learning Disorder
LEP – Limited English Proficiency
LFC – La Frontera Center
LGBTQ – Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, Questioning (or Queer)
LTC – Long-term care
MAC Team – Mobile Acute Crisis Team
MCO – Managed Care Organization
MHA – Mental Health Association
MIHS – Maricopa Integrated Health System
MI – Mental Illness
MIKID – Mentally Ill Kids In Distress
MLR – Medical Loss Ratio
MMIC – Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care
MOU – Memorandum of Understanding
MSR – Member Services Representative
NA – Narcotics Anonymous
NAMI – National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMISA – National Alliance on Mental Illness Southern Arizona
NARBHA – Northern Arizona Regional Behavior Health Authority
NCADI – National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
NCMHC – National Community Mental Healthcare Council
NCQA – National Committee for Quality Assurance
NIMH – National Institute of Mental Health
NP – Nurse Practitioner
NTXIX – Non-Title XIX (not eligible for AHCCCS)
OA – Overeaters Anonymous
OBHL – Office of Behavioral Health Licensure
OGA – Office of Grievance and Appeals
OT – Occupational Therapy
PA – Prior authorization PACT – Parents and Children Together
PAD – Persistently or Acutely Disabled
PCADC – Pima County Adult Detention Center
PCHH – Patient Centered Health Home
PCJ – Pima County Jail
PCJCC – Pima County Juvenile Court Center
PCMH – Patient Centered Medical Home
PCP – Primary Care Physician, Provider, Practitioner
PFLAG – Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (support group)
PHF – Psychiatric Health Facility
PHI – Protected Health Information
PHP – Partial Hospitalization Program
Pi Institute – Practice Innovation Institute
PPP – Pima Prevention Partnership
PPEP – Portable Practical Educational Preparation
PPO – Preferred Provider Organization
PRC – Psychiatric Recovery Center
PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
RBHA – Regional Behavioral Health Authority
RFI – Request for Information
RFP – Request for Proposal
RSA – Rehabilitation Services Administration (within ADES)
RSS – Recovery Support Specialist
RTC – Residential Treatment Center (Level 1)
SA – Substance abuse (also used to designate adult fund types)
SABG – Substance Abuse Block Grant
SAMHSA – Substance Abuse/Mental Health Services Administration
SAPT – Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment (federal block grant)
SED – Seriously Emotionally Disturbed
SEH – Seriously Emotionally Handicapped
SES – Socio-economic status
SH – Supportive housing
SMI – Seriously Mentally Ill or Serious Mental Illness
SSA – Social Security Act
SSDI – Social Security Disability Income
SSI – Supplemental Security Income
TBI – Traumatic brain injury
T/RBHA – Tribal RBHA
TCWC – Tucson Center for Women and Children
TPD – Tucson Police Department
TXIX – Title 19 (Medicaid/AHCCCS in AZ)
TXXI – Title 21 (KidsCare/AHCCCS in AZ)
UPC – Urgent Psychiatric Center
VBP – Value Based Purchasing
WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan