Summer Institute Presentations 

Presentations from the Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy’s past Summer Institutes.

19th Annual Summer Institute 2018

The 19th Annual Summer Institute "Communicate, Coordinate & Collaborate: Multi-sector Strategies to Achieve a Culture of Health" was held July 17-20, 2018 at the High Country Conference Center in Flagstaff, AZ.


18th Annual Summer Institute 2017

The 18th Annual Summer Institute "Integration Accross the Lifespan" was held July 18 - 21, 2017 at Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock in Sedona, AZ.

17th Annual Summer Institute 2016

The 17th Annual Summer Institute was held July 19-22, 2016 at the  Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock in Sedona Arizona. This year’s theme is Multisytem Approaches to Recovery and Resiliency.

16th Annual Summer Institute 2015

Innovations & Essentials for Advancing Health, the theme of the conference, focused on a wide variety of topics relevant to Arizona's behavioral health, criminal justice, and child welfare professionals, and provided excellent messaging platforms for new and emergent state and federal policies and programmatic approaches.  A feature event during Summer Institute, theTown Hall Forum, brought together concerned citizens, and community and state leaders to address critical issues impacting or impacted by behavioral health services.

15th Annual Summer Institute 2014

The theme, A New Stance on Behavioral Health Care: Resiliency and Whole Health, continued to focus on the massive sea change underway in how behavioral health services (mental health and substance abuse) are organized and delivered. Like it or not, the Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act of 2010 (“Obamacare”), is here to stay. This is the single largest, sweeping piece of federal legislation to come out of Washington in 50 years, and its implications for people and families struggling with mental illness and substance use disorders are profound, extending far beyond health care with significant implications for criminal justice, child welfare, and educational systems as well.

14th Annual Summer Institute 2013

The theme this year, Change the Conversation: Maximizing Opportunities in the Emerging Health Care Landscape, reflected the monumental shift underway in the prioritization of behavioral health care in state and federal policies. As in the past, conference events provide participants with access to information and innovation that can be applied in communities throughout our state, and help prepare for wide scale changes as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act looms on the horizon.

13th Annual Summer Institute 2012

For 2012 the theme was Mission Wellness: Business and Service Alignment for Health Outcomes. Keynote speakers and breakout sessions focused on collaboration and interagency coordination, administration and leadership, service integration, clinical practice, youth and family services, cultural competence, and crisis intervention.

12th Annual Summer Institute 2011

The 2011 theme, Next Generation of Health Care Systems, focused on expectations and predictions of leading experts and national leaders to prepare individuals and organizations for the future. The unprecedented changes and major initiatives in our nation significantly impact the individuals and families we serve and the ways that service providers must conduct their business.

11th Annual Summer Institute 2010

In 2010, the theme, Key Components for Creating Comprehensive Systems of Care: Prevention to Recovery, was designed to highlight the inter-connectedness of our work to ameliorate the impact of undetected and often untreated or under-treated substance use disorders and mental illness.

Summer Institute Brochures 2009-2005

Full brochures from past Summer Institutes.

  • Preventing and Treating Substance Use Through Evidence-Based Practices, July 26-29, 2005: 2005_registrationbrochure.pdf
  • Follow the Road to Recovery: Courage to Balance Heart, Mind and Home, July 18-21, 2006: sibrochure06.pdf
  • The Balancing Act: Innovation, Fidelity, and Accountability in an Era of Evidence-Based Implementations, July 16-20, 2007: 2007si_pre-conf_brochure_final.pdf
  • System Transformation in an Era of Recovery-Oriented Services, July 14-18, 2008: conference_brochure_2008.pdf
  • Innovations in Implementation & Informatics: Inspiring Hope Today for Tomorrow's Behavioral Health Systems, July 21-24, 2009: si_breakouts_09.pdf