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2021 Connections Conference: A week of connections

We appreciate everyone who joined Mercy Care's Connections Conference, asked thoughtful questions and engaged with our panelists.
If you weren't able to make it to some of the sessions, don't worry! You'll find links to videos and presentation slides below. (For privacy reasons, not all sessions were recorded.)
If you have an questions, contact Mercy Care's OIFA team at or Tara Daffern at 480-253-8479.
  • Recovery is possible, presented by Christopher Michael Copolillo, Community Bridges, Inc. 
    Featuring a Welcome to Mercy Care's 2021 Connections Conference by Mercy Care CEO Lorry Bottrill
    Watch presentation

  • Nutrition tips during a pandemic, presented by Jacquie Bordonaro, Copa Health
    Watch presentation | View slides

  • Virtual visits - How to bring healthcare into your home by video, presented by Sherri Gartner, Copa Health|
    Watch presentation | View slides

  • Getting out there: Learn techniques to get the job, presented by Hillary Kuenn, HiConsulting Services
    Watch PresentationView slides

  • Brain injury and opioid use disorder, " presented by Carrie Collins-Fadell, Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona (BIAAZ)
    View a brochure on brain injury from the BIAAZ

  • NAMI In Our Own Voice, presented by Terry McDermott, NAMI
    View 'In Our Own Voice' videos: What Happened? | What Helps? | What's Next?
    If you want to learn more about NAMI's program, contact Terry McDermott at

  • An overview of medication-assisted treatment, presented by Tina Braham, Community Medical Services
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  • Mercy Care Priority Services Overview, presented by Mercy Care staff (Noemi Zaragoza, Laura Piontkowski, Jennifer Page and Jose Rojas)
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  • Mercy Care Grants Overview, presented by Matt Gioia, Mercy Care
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  • Effective communication for deaf, hard of hearing, and deafblind patients, presented by Christy Adams and Kimberly Minard, Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
    To learn more about the Arizona Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, visit the commission's website at

  • The Art of Resilience, presented by Camille Smith, Resilient Health
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Recovery comes from learning, support, hard work and hope.

Mercy Care is here to offer you that hope and support, help you learn ways you can get involved in your recovery, improve your health and wellness and create life goals. Whether you’re a member, peer, advocate, family member, behavioral or physical health provider, neighbor or friend, we need your input to help improve mental health in Maricopa County. There are many ways you can get involved.

  • Tell us what you think: Contact us by e-mail or phone, or join us at one of our many community events and member meetings.
  • Join a committee: Share your ideas. Join one of our many Mercy Care committees or connect with local organizations and advocacy groups.
  • Go to a meeting: Mercy Care’s committee meetings are open to the public.
  • Meet other families: Go to a meeting, a community event or a support group in your area.  Come to our community events to get to know others who have similar challenges and who can offer hope, support and encouragement.
  • Share your story: Sharing stories of hope and recovery can have a big impact on others. Let us know if you would be willing to share your story. 

Play an active role in your recovery

You are the most important part of your recovery. We are here to help you learn and get information about your mental health. Find out as much as you can about mental health and information about your diagnosed mental health concern.

Get involved in your treatment. This is called shared-decision making. It means you, your family of choice and your behavioral health and physical health providers make treatment decisions together. Mercy Care needs involvement from you and your family as we work to make the system better.

Within Mercy Care, there is an Office of Individual and Family Affairs that helps you and your family through engagement, education, support, collaboration and advocacy. You can learn more about the Office of Individual and Family Affairs by reaching out to You can also learn more about Arizona’s vast community of advocates statewide by visiting