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Safety Net Advancement Center in Arizona Projects

Current projects

Targeted Investment Program Quality Improvement Collaborative Phase 2

Principle Investigator: William Riley
Targeted Investment Program Quality Improvement Collaborative Phase 2  
Sponsor: CMS; Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Project Period: 12/20/22 - 9/30/28, Total Costs: $9,031,000 

Summary: Quality Improvement Collaborative for provider groups participating in the Targeted Investments Program (TIP) to reduce disparities and improve equity to maximize and sustain milestone performance by the provider groups and strengthen provider networks for successful value-based payment models in the future. 
 

Quality Improvement Collaborative for Physical Health/Behavioral Health Integration 

Principle Investigator: William Riley
Sponsor: Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Project Period: 10/1/19 – 10/1/23, Extension for Current Contract 10/1/21 – 10/1/23; Extension: $1,000,000, Total Costs: $3,000,000

Summary: Quality Improvement Collaborative for provider groups participating in the Targeted Investments Program (TIP) to optimize integration of primary care and behavioral health to maximize and sustain milestone performance by the provider groups and strengthen provider networks for successful value-based payment models in the future. 
 

A Comprehensive Harm Reduction Strategy for Arizona

Principle Investigator: William Riley (Subaward) 
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 
Project Period: 12/1/2021 – 12/1/2024
Total Costs: $2,091,359.00 (Subaward $326,623)

Summary: Our proposal seeks to engage the hardest-to-reach Arizonans who use drugs - those who are the most medically complicated, and the highest cost to public systems. We seek to address the intersecting medical and social factors that perpetuate overdose, disease transmission, and isolation among these individuals.  
 

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals 

Principle Investigator: William Riley
Sponsor: Health Resources & Services Administration
Project Period: 7/1/2021 – 6/30/2024
Total Costs: $1,920,000

Summary: The purpose of the BHWET Program for Professionals is to develop and expand experiential training opportunities, such as field placements and internships, to improve the distribution and supply of the behavioral health workforce
 

Past projects

Mental Health Mapping; Behavioral Health Workforce Shortage: Matching Demand with Supply 

Principle Investigator: Matthew Martin (William Riley, Co-PI)
Sponsor: Arizona Health Improvement Project, Arizona State University 
Project Period: 7/1/2021 – 7/1/2023
Total Costs: $118,000

Summary: Using GIS to determine shortages in the behavioral health workforce and behavioral health workforce capacity
 

Student involvement

Our team provides extensive professional opportunities, mentorship, and funding to students that will enhance and further their career prospects. Our students are currently involved in numerous projects involving substance abuse, improving healthcare performance on a statewide bases, training providers in long covid, and cost benefit analysis in Uganda to name a few. 

Community partners

Our team collaborates with a diverse range of partners throughout the nation, including numerous hospitals, clinics, and wellness centers among others. Current specific partners include:

  • The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System 
  • +400 health organizations 
  • Banner Behavioral Health System 
  • Phoenix Police Department
  • Solari, Inc
  • Valleywise Hospital 
  • Maricopa County Health Department 
  • Maricopa County Jail 
  • Sonoran Prevention Works 
  • HRSA 
  • SAMHSA