C-CART Community Partners
Community Partners (CPs) are local community agencies that will collaborate with scholars and mentors to provide research experience. Each CP is based in service delivery, treatment, or prevention of alcohol or drug abuse, and/or mental disorders for children, adolescents, and/or adults.
Each CP will provide an employee who will orient trainees to the agency, ensure that site-specific training activities are carried out, ensure adequate participant flow into trainees’ research projects, and educate trainees about how the agency’s mission fits into the broader community.
Crossroads. Crossroads is a residential and outpatient SU/SUDs treatment program with several locations throughout the Phoenix metropolitan area. The mission of Crossroads is to provide high quality, affordable, comprehensive SU/SUD treatment programs and services that promote prevention, recovery, personal growth, accountability, self-sufficiency, and healing.
The Guidance Center (TGC). TGC is a non-profit Community Mental Health Center serving individuals of all ages in Flagstaff and surrounding northern Arizona communities. TGC offers inpatient, outpatient, residential, crisis, substance abuse treatment, psychiatric, and integrated care services. The mission of TGC is to deliver behavioral health care solutions, effective treatment methods, and recognize and build upon their clients’ strengths while creating healthy individuals, families, and communities.
Health Choice Arizona (HCA). HCA (formerly Steward Health Arizona) is a full-risk Medicaid managed care system which manages physical and behavioral health care for Arizonans in the north and central rural and urban counties including Apache, Coconino, Maricopa, Mohave, Navajo, Gila, Yavapai, and Pinal. HCA provides culturally-competent care and is committed to improving the health literacy of Arizona through health and wellness education and connecting individuals to social service programs in all communities they serve. Their health care professionals respect and consider the unique lifestyle and cultural values of their members when developing care and treatment plans while taking the whole person into account, including body, mind, nutrition, movement, and spirit.
Native Americans for Community Action (NACA). NACA has been offering a variety of health and human services to urban Native Americans and other at-risk families in Flagstaff, Arizona, since 1971. Other programs include the Tobacco Education Program, the Diabetes Prevention Program, the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Program, a criminal justice service program, mental health counseling, and substance abuse counseling. The mission of NACA is to provide preventive wellness strategies, empower, and advocate for Native people and others in need to create a healthy community based on harmony, respect, and Indigenous values. NACA’s mission and practice focus on integrated health care. NACA provides care to manage health and wellness based on Harmony, Respect, and Indigenous Values.
Northern Arizona University Campus Health Services (NAU-CHS). NAU-CHS provides services to NAU students, faculty, and staff. NAU-CHS works to enhance the psychological growth, emotional wellbeing, and learning potential of university students through short-term individual, couples, and group counseling services that include crisis services and psychoeducational outreach. In addition, they provide medical services including health promotion. NAU-CHS is implementing innovative programs that include substance abuse screening with all medical appointments.
North Country HealthCare (NCHC). NCHC is the only publicly supported, federally qualified health center in northern Arizona. NCHC serves 14 communities with 23 sites strategically placed in medically underserved and rural areas. The uninsured represent approximately 11.5% of NCHC users, and Medicaid/AHCCCS patients account for approximately 43.3% of patients. Services include integrated health with behavioral health and physical health including primary care, dental, pharmacy services, physical therapy, and OB/GYN services. Other services include community health programs, telemedicine, school-based health services, and education programs. As the primary community health center in the area, NCHC’s integrated care provides patients with access to health care providers and counselors that will provide ongoing support for behavioral health care issues, physical issues, and for those who live with both behavioral and physical health issues.
Regional Center for Border Health, Inc. (RCBH). RCBH has been recognized at the national, state, and local levels as a model for advancing the role of the Community Outreach Worker or Promotores de Salud/Patient Navigators and facilitation of medical services outreach, health promotion and workforce development related to health care careers in western Arizona and along the US-Mexico border. In 2004, the RCBH/San Luis Walk-In Clinic, Inc. was designated as a Federal Rural Health Clinic by the Bureau of Primary Care, Health Resources Service Administration, US Department of Health and Human Services.
Southwest Behavioral and Health Services (SB&H). SB&H is one of the largest community-based behavioral health providers in Arizona, serving the Phoenix metropolitan area, rural Maricopa County, Gila, Mohave, Coconino, and Yavapai Counties. SB&H provides services across the lifespan and in various arenas, such as SUDs treatment, prevention, and other integrated care services including their evidence-based treatment program for opioid abuse. They serve typically underserved populations including incarcerated individuals and dually-diagnosed adults. The mission of SB&H is to “inspire people to feel better and reach their potential. Through helping people discover their strengths, we improve our communities.”