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Resources by State: Arizona

Arizona Department of Health Services - COVID-19
Resources and information on Arizona's response to COVID-19, including public health recommendations, state press releases, and information on COVID-19 cases in the state.
Date: 01/2021
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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The Arizona Behavioral Health Workforce Report
Reports on the distribution of the behavioral health workforce in Arizona and access to behavioral healthcare, comparing rural and urban areas. Discusses prevalence of mental health disorders and substance misuse disorder and compares workforce data to behavioral health needs for the state. Offers county-level data on total providers by type, ratio of providers per 100,000 residents, and provider percentages by Rural Urban Commuting Area (RUCA) codes.
Author(s): B. Koch, S. Coates, B. Brady, J. Peters, D. Derksen
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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FY 2020: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Arizona Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Arizona in Fiscal Year 2020. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Nursing Preparedness: Words from Researchers and Rural Nurses
Focuses on job preparedness for rural nurses. Features three rural registered nurses and a nursing doctoral candidate sharing their experiences and insights about rural nursing preparedness.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Notes from the Field: Development of an Enhanced Community-Focused COVID-19 Surveillance Program — Hopi Tribe, June‒July 2020
Describes a collaboration between the Hopi Tribe Department of Health and Human Services, Hopi Health Care Center, and CDC to provide house-to-house COVID-19 surveillance and education in a rural, low-resource setting using community health representatives and volunteers.
Author(s): Royce Jenkins, Rachel M. Burke, Joyce Hamilton, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(44), 1660-1661
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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A SARS-CoV-2 Outbreak Illustrating the Challenges in Limiting the Spread of the Virus — Hopi Tribe, May–June 2020
Reports on an investigation of a COVID-19 outbreak among immediate and extended family and community members of the Hopi Tribe. Describes the public health response, which included support for those in isolation and quarantine and community education and mitigation activities.
Author(s): Jocelyn Hirschman, Harpriya Kaur, Kay Honanie, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(44), 1654-1659
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Arizona Center for Rural Health - COVID-19 Information & Updates
Presents resources and information pertaining to COVID-19 specific to rural Arizona. Features information on health care facilities, emergency medical services, and Medicaid, among other topics.
Date: 11/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Acculturation Associated with Sleep Duration, Sleep Quality, and Sleep Disorders at the US-Mexico Border
Highlights a study on sleep disorders along rural areas of the U.S.-Mexico boarder. Explores the role of acculturation in sleep patterns and disorders. Breaks down data by age, sex, and country of origin among other measures.
Author(s): Sadia B. Ghani, Marcos E. Delgadillo, Karla Granados, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(19), 1738
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
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Implementation of Flex EMS Supplemental Funding Projects: Year One Activities
Provides an overview of the first-year implementation efforts of the eight Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supplemental funding grant recipients. Describes each grant project, the impact of COVID-19 and other challenges on project implementation, and factors that facilitated implementation. Includes recommendations for grantees.
Author(s): Karen Pearson, John Gale, Sara Kahn-Troster
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Arizona Medically Underserved Areas: Biennial Report 2020
Biennial report for Arizona containing a list of Primary Care Areas (PCAs) by county, maps of medically underserved areas, and a list of Arizona State Loan Repayment Program sites. Describes methodology for designating PCAs as Medically Underserved Areas (AzMUAs), including ratio of population to primary care, travel distance to a primary care physician, and health insurance status, among other factors.
Date: 10/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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