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Arizona Organizations

Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers (AACHC)
Serves as Arizona's Primary Care Association (PCA) and works to advance the expansion of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and advocate for the healthcare interests of the medically underserved and uninsured. Facilitates programs and supports organizations that provide primary healthcare to the underserved, including FQHCs, Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), and tribal organizations.
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Arizona Area Health Education Center Program (AZAHEC)
Focuses on developing integrated, sustainable statewide health professions workforce education programs with emphasis on primary care, and on increasing access in Arizona's rural and underserved communities by improving the supply, quality, diversity and distribution of the health professions workforce.
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Arizona Bureau of Health Systems Development (HSD)
Serves as Arizona's Primary Care Office (PCO) and works to improve access to primary care health services through workforce recruitment and retention programs. Operates as a division within the Arizona Department of Health Services.
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Arizona Center for Rural Health (AzCRH)
Promotes the health of rural and medically underserved individuals, families, and communities in Arizona through service, education, and research.
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Arizona Community Action Association (ACAA)
Promotes economic self-sufficiency for low-income people through collaborations which: strengthen, represent, and promote Arizona's community action agencies; encourage and enhance interagency cooperation; represent low-income concerns; assure maximum feasible participation of low-income people; develop partnerships with the public and private sectors; and engage in research and education related to developing solutions to poverty.
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Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES)
Works to enhance the security and well-being of Arizonans by strengthening individuals and families, increasing self-sufficiency, and developing the capacity of communities.
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Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS)
Provides a variety of health services including education and health promotion, community health, safety, prevention and health preparedness, licensing and certification, behavioral health, vital records, and health data and evaluation. Includes a public health section in Spanish.
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Arizona Emergency Medical Systems, Inc. (AEMS)
A nonprofit, community-based, membership and volunteer organization focused on improving emergency medical services (EMS) for Central Arizona.
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Arizona Health Disparities Center (AHDC)
Promotes and protects the health and well-being of vulnerable and minority populations in Arizona by enhancing the public health system capacity to reduce health disparities and effectively serve minority populations.
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Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association (AZHHA)
An organization of hospitals and health systems dedicated to providing leadership on issues affecting the delivery, quality, accessibility, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare.
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Arizona Office of Border Health (ADHS-OBH)
Coordinates and integrates public health program efforts to identify, monitor, control, and prevent adverse health events in border communities. The Office also strengthens cross-border public health collaboration with Sonora, Mexico.
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Arizona Public Health Association (AZPHA)
Promotes public health awareness and education in Arizona through advocacy, professional development, and networking opportunities.
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Arizona Rural Development Council (AZRDC)
Composed of agencies and organizations that help develop rural areas of Arizona. Coordinates program development and implementation, supports models for community success, and identifies resources to support rural development. Part of the National Rural Development Partnership.
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Arizona Rural Health Association (AzRHA)
Advocates on behalf of the health needs of rural Arizonans.
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Arizona Rural Women's Health Network (AZRWHN)
A collaborative partnership of Arizona’s Area Health Education Centers and other state and nonprofit organizations promoting policies, practices, and services that improve the health of women in rural Arizona.
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Four Corners Telehealth Consortium
Health Information Technology Regional Extension Center (REC) for New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Colorado that helps healthcare providers become meaningful users of electronic health records by providing information and technical assistance.
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Health Current
Health information exchange (HIE) that helps healthcare providers across Arizona enhance their meaningful use of electronic health records (EHRs) by providing information and technical assistance.
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Inter Tribal Council of Arizona American Indian Research Center for Health (AIRCH)
Encourages practical research to improve American Indian peoples' health status, as well as to increase the number of American Indians engaged in research within American Indian communities.
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Native American Research & Training Center (NARTC)
Serves as a resource in health-related research and training for Native American communities nationwide.
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Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)
Helps rural communities in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming improve community infrastructure with initiatives that include housing, water, and wastewater programs. Offers numerous services including loans for housing and environment.
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Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center (SWEHSC)
Interdisciplinary research center actively investigating the effects of environmental agents on health. SWEHSC research focuses are environmental exposures in underserved Southwest populations, environmental lung diseases, and adaptive responses to environmental stress.
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Southwest Telehealth Resource Center (SWTRC)
One of the telehealth resource centers funded by the federal Office for the Advancement of Telehealth. Assists healthcare organizations, healthcare networks, and healthcare providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. Includes Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, and Nevada.
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U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development: Arizona
Works to increase homeownership, support community development, and increase access to affordable housing. The HUD state office provides information about HUD housing programs and local contacts for the state.
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United States-México Border Health Commission
Provides international leadership to optimize quality of life and health along the U.S.-Mexico border. Comprised of the federal secretaries of health, the chief health officers of the ten border states, and prominent community health professionals from both nations. Includes a directory of border state outreach offices.
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USDA Rural Development Arizona State Office
Committed to helping improve the economy and quality of life in all of rural America. The Rural Development State Office provides information about Rural Development programs and applications for financial assistance for the state.
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Vitalyst Health Foundation
A philanthropic foundation working in Arizona within the following priority areas: increasing access to care and insurance coverage; working with municipal leaders to promote healthy community design; building community-based organizational capacity; and promoting health and healthcare innovations and collaborations.
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Western Rural Development Center (WRDC)
Participates in rural development research and extension projects cooperatively with universities in the West. Includes a rural health initiative. Serves a 13-state area: Washington, Utah, Wyoming, Nevada, Idaho, Hawaii, California, Arizona, Alaska, Oregon, New Mexico, Montana, Colorado, and four U.S. Pacific Territories.
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Last Reviewed: 4/25/2016