Division of Community Advocacy & Intergovernmental Relations (DCAIR)
The Division of Community Advocacy and Intergovernmental Relations houses various functions that interface with AHCCCS members, families, and other stakeholders to ensure that a clear, two-way path of information flows between the agency and the community. These functions include:
- Office of Human Rights
- Office of Individual and Family Affairs
- Office of Federal Relations and Communications
Committees, Councils, Workgroup and Stakeholder Engagement
Office of Human Rights
The Office of Individual and Family Affairs (OIFA) promotes recovery, resiliency and wellness for individuals with mental health and substance use challenges and their families. OIFA builds partnerships with individuals, families, youth, communities, organizations and key stakeholders.
Office of Individual and Family Affairs
The Office of Individual and Family Affairs (OIFA) promotes recovery, resiliency and wellness for individuals with mental health and substance use challenges and their families. OIFA builds partnership with individuals, families, youth, communities, organizations and key stakeholders.
OIFA, in partnership with the community, advocates for the development of environments that are welcoming to individuals and families; establishes structures to promote diverse youth, family and individual voice throughout Arizona; ensures peer support and family support are available to all persons receiving services and their families; and delivers various presentations and trainings in the community.
Office of Federal Relations and Communications
The Office of Federal Relations and Communications develops AHCCCS state and federal legislative initiatives and legislation. The team includes:
- Federal Relations Administrator
- State Plan and Health Policy Manager
- Waiver Manager
- Tribal Liaison
- Public Information Officer
This office serves as the liaison and point of contact with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on Title XIX and XXI policy issues; maintains regular communication with the Office of the Governor and the state’s health policy advisor; coordinates quarterly Tribal Consultation meetings and ad hoc meetings as needed with Arizona tribal communities and Indian Health Services; advises the Director and Governor’s Office on issues related to health care policy; and disseminates public information.
Committees, Councils and Workgroups
As health care delivery issues arise, DCAIR routinely engages with our communities to educate, inform and solicit feedback from members, families, providers and stakeholders, and to facilitate various workgroups to address health care needs.