Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (NARBHA) Unveils Community-Based Web Site for People with Mental Illness, Mental Retardation or Substance Abuse Issues, Their Families and Service Providers

July 1, 2008
Network of Care

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.  The Northern Arizona Regional Behavioral Health Authority (NARBHA) today introduced a breakthrough Web solution for individuals, families and agencies concerned with mental and emotional wellness. NARBHA's provider network serves culturally diverse populations in Coconino, Navajo, Yavapai, Apache and Mohave counties, and is the first Web site of its kind in the state of Arizona.

The Northern Arizona Network of Care for Behavioral Health http://narbha.networkofcare.org/mh/home/index.cfm is an online information place that provides critical information, communication and advocacy tools with a single point of entry. It ensures there is “No Wrong Door” for those navigating the system of behavioral health services, those working to avoid the need for formal services, and those ready to transition out of the behavioral health system.

To empower mental health clients and providers, the Network of Care for Behavioral Health helps people find the right service at the right time, educate themselves about their issues, find assistive devices, understand current policy initiatives and advocate directly to elected officials, and help them manage their affairs, interactions, and important records.

The Network of Care for Behavioral Health provides a comprehensive Service Directory of the approximately 110 service providers in Coconino, Navajo, Yavapai, Apache and Mohave counties, putting people in touch with the right services at the right time. The Network of Care for Behavioral Health also provides easy-to-search libraries and vital information about specific disorders, pending legislation and advocacy, as well as daily news articles from around the world concerning mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse.

To increase accessibility and accommodate the Network of Care for Behavioral Health's users, the site’s innovative technology provides near-universal access, regardless of literacy or income level, to Web-based services through a text-only version of the site and other adaptive technologies. The site is fully ADA-compliant. Network of Care for Behavioral Health also is available in multiple languages.