About Us

The APFC was established in 2009 with a mission to advocate for behavioral health care through connecting, promoting, and developing leadership by peers, family members and allies statewide.

The AFPC envisions a community where peer and family leaders are included in all aspects of behavioral health care. We value the lived experience of individuals and family members who have been impacted by mental illness.

Through community organizing and civic leadership efforts, we influence policy makers to engage in positive change.

The APFC’s Northern Arizona Peer & Family Coalition (NAPFC) affiliate, founded in 2019, is charged with advocating for, connecting, promoting and developing leadership by peers and family members throughout the northern 6 counties of our state.

Our purpose is simple yet powerful…

Impacting the system at all levels of decision-making

Communicating information so peers and families have access throughout the system

Leading and mentoring individuals to take leadership roles and fostering collaboration with community partners

Monitoring the system by gathering and analyzing data statewide for use in the lobbying and advocating

Come to our next meeting – you can attend online