Division of Behavioral Health Services

Arizona Behavioral Health Planning Council

The Arizona Behavioral Health Planning Council (ABHPC), established through Public Law 99-660 and its subsequent amendments, is an advisory body to ADHS/DBHS charged with the responsibility for reviewing, monitoring and evaluating the adequacy of behavioral health services in Arizona as well in the development and implementation of the State Comprehensive Mental Health Services Plan for Children and Adults. The Council also serves as an advocate for adults who suffer from serious mental illness (SMI), children who are seriously emotionally disturbed (SED), and other individuals in need of various behavioral health services.

The Council represent urban and rural areas statewide. The membership includes providers, consumers, family members, tribal representatives, advocates, mental health professionals, and representatives from state agencies. The Planning Council holds annual retreats to examine past accomplishments and strategically plan for the future.

Council Meeting Notices and Minutes

  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2009


  • January 8 Planning Council Minutes



  • September 5 Planning Council Minutes
  • November 7 Planning Council Minutes
  • December 5 Planning Council Minutes

For more information on the Arizona Behavioral Health Planning Council,contact Alexandra Ohannon at Alexandra.ohannon@azdhs.gov  or 602-364-4632.

Note: Information provided in PDF files, unless otherwise indicated.