Summer Institute 2018

Communicate, Coordinate & Collaborate:
Multi-Sector Strategies to Achieve a Culture of Health

About the Conference

High Country Conference Center, Flagstaff, AZ

Arizona State University’s Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy (CABHP)  is pleased to announce the 19th Annual Summer Institute will be held July 17-20, 2018.  We’re looking toward another great year of providing education and networking opportunities to Arizona’s healthcare and behavioral health professionals. This year, we head to our new venue in Flagstaff, AZ at the High Country Conference Center, to welcome national experts, innovative local leaders, educators, researchers, clinicians, peer support specialists, counselors, outreach providers, government leaders and other professionals together for the four-day conference. Nearly 400 professionals from numerous private and State agencies attended the conference, and we look forward to seeing you and your colleagues in this year. 

The conference provides a wide variety of educational sessions for today’s healthcare and behavioral health professionals and partners. We will showcase keynotes conducted by nationally recognized researchers and experts, as well as more than 40 breakout sessions addressing a wide range of innovative topics relevant to those working in and leading the field.

Register for the Conference
Early bird registration ends June 15th; hotel information provided at time of registration.

Conference Schedule

Become A Sponsor

It's not too late to sponsor Summer Institute 2018! Our sponsorship benefits and levels help your organization connect with our Summer Institute attendees. Your generosity helps us offer the highest quality experience to our attendees at an exceptionally reasonable rate. Plus, our venue change this year offers exciting and expanded sponsor visibility.  Thanks in advance for your support, and we look forward to seeing you in Flagstaff!

View Sponsorship Opportunities

Register Your Sponsorship

Behavioral Health Awards Nominations

2017 Behavioral Health Award Recipients

The Arizona Behavioral Health Awards was established by ASU's Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy to recognize citizens, clinical leaders, policymakers and individuals who have dedicated themselves to behavioral health services in Arizona communities.

Awards are presented in five categories:

The Legacy Award recognizes the career of a behavioral health leader.

The Cultural Heritage Award recognizes an individual or agency that has brought cultural distinction to the behavioral health field.

The Leadership in Advocacy Award recognizes an individual who has championed policies that enhance behavioral health services in Arizona.

The Legislative Leadership Award recognizes an elected official who has helped strengthen allocation from behavioral health services.

The Leadership in Services Award recognizes an individual who has excelled in the provision of behavioral health services.

Since their inception in 2005, the Arizona Behavioral Health Awards have been presented to 44 individuals and agencies throughout the State for their significant contributions to improvements in, access to and impact of behavioral health care. The recipients reflect the highest standard of quality in the delivery of publicly funded behavioral health services to Arizonans.

Make your nominations

Nominations must be received no later than June 15, 2018. Winners will be announced prior to the conference and will be awarded on Thursday, July 19, at the 19th annual Summer Institute in Flagstaff, AZ. Questions? Contact

Scholarships to Attend Summer Institute

The Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF), in partnership with the Arizona Parent’s Commission on Drug Education and Prevention, sponsors registration scholarships for individuals from across Arizona to attend the annual Summer Institute. Recipients are selected based on applications, and receive a complimentary conference registration. *Hotel/lodging, meals, travel and other conference-related expenses are not included in the GOYFF scholarship.

Applications due by Friday, June 8th, 2018

Apply Now