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Network Spotlight: Arizona Rural Women's Health Network
Shares the characteristics, key learnings, accomplishments, and challenges faced by the Arizona Rural Women's Health Network (AzRWHN) through an interview with network director, Leah Meyers. AzRWHN works to build network partners' capacity and promote activities that improve the health of women in Arizona.
Date: 10/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Opioid Action Plan: Opioid Overdose Epidemic Response Report
Outlines the Arizona Department of Health Services' goals and recommendations for responding to the state's opioid-related public health emergency declaration. Intended to serve as an action plan and primary data source, containing information on the following topics: opioid legislation, federal barriers, public education, youth prevention, medical education curriculum, and more. Includes rural-specific information and recommendations.
Date: 09/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Community Health Workers Get Trained to Reduce Oral Health Disparities
Highlights programs serving the Navajo Nation, Texas colonias, and Appalachian Maryland that use community health workers to provide oral health education and improve access dental care.
Author(s): Jenn Lukens
Location: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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The University of Arizona Center for Rural Health Annual Report, FY 2016-17
Highlights the Center for Rural Health's accomplishments, and describes challenges and opportunities for improving the health of rural Arizonans in the upcoming year.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Arizona
Shows the state’s Critical Access Hospitals and Rural Health Clinics, as well as rural Federally Qualified Health Centers and Skilled Nursing Facilities.
Date: 12/2016
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Arizona Critical Access Hospital Designation Manual
Identifies and describes the requirements for becoming a federally designated Critical Access Hospital (CAH) with a focus on Arizona. Includes technical assistance and contact information for help in completing the CAH application.
Author(s): Joyce A. Hospodar
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Considerations for Health Centers in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders, Spotlight on the States: Arizona
Discusses specific issues - staffing, data privacy, reimbursement, and stigma – to be addressed by rural and urban Arizona health centers in order to provide appropriate treatment for individuals with substance use disorder.
Author(s): Eddie Sissons
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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Detection of Latent Tuberculosis Infection Among Migrant Farmworkers Along the US-Mexico Border
Evaluates the comparability of the tuberculin skin test (TST) and the QuantiFERON-TB Gold In-Tube (QFT-GIT) to detect latent TB infection (LTBI) among migrant farmworkers in the San Luis US-Mexico border region of Arizona, and to observe the influence of demographic and clinical dynamics on test results.
Author(s): Eyal Oren, Mallorie Fiero, Erika Barrett, et al.
Location: BMC Infectious Diseases, 16, 630
Date: 11/2016
Type: Document
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Network Spotlight: Santa Cruz County Adolescent Wellness Network
Explores various aspects of the Nogales, Arizona based Santa Cruz Adolescent Wellness Network (AWN) through an interview with network director, Cassalyn David. AWN is a group of local agencies that work together in a dynamic, collaborative manner to improve the health and wellness of area adolescents. Interview covers AWN's network characteristics, key learnings, accomplishments, and challenges.
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Vivir Mejor! (Live Better!)
Video highlighting the Vivir Mejor! (Live Better!) program, a comprehensive, culturally competent diabetes education program for Hispanic/Latino populations in rural Arizona. Features program staff and patients sharing how the program impacted the health of people in the region.
Date: 06/2016
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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White Mountain Regional Medical Center Plans for Crossing the Shaky Bridge
Highlights White Mountain Regional Medical Center (WMRMC), a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital in Springerville, Arizona. WMRMC used the Small Rural Hospital Transition (SRHT) project to improve its performance in the areas of swing bed services, lab and radiology, primary care, child daycare, and more.
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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AzCRH 2015 Arizona Pharmacist Supply and Demand Study Report
An analysis update on Arizona’s pharmacist, pharmacy technician, and pharmacy data trends in rural and urban areas, from 2006 to 2013, to determine potential supply and demand needs for the next 5 years.
Author(s): Howard Eng, Nicholas Jennings, Joe Tabor, Tara Montgomery, Daniel Derksen
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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AzCRH 2015 Supply and Demand Study of Arizona Health Practitioners and Professionals
An analysis update on Arizona’s healthcare workforce data derived from licensing boards, state and federal agencies, surveys, and interviews. Provides rural and urban comparisons of workforce data and identifies strategies to moderate the workforce demand for rural health services.
Author(s): Joe Tabor, Nick Jennings, Lindsay Kohler, et al.
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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AzCRH 2015 Safety Net Health Care in Arizona Report
Provides an analysis of data from Arizona’s Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, Federally Qualified Health Centers, and county health departments focused on the state’s core healthcare safety net provider system. Includes maps related to county health outcomes and health factors, uninsured populations, and information on facility staffing, financial stability, and more.
Author(s): Joe Tabor, Nick Jennings, Lindsay Kohler, et al.
Date: 02/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Healthy Border 2020: A Prevention & Health Promotion Initiative
Reports on the prevailing public health issues occurring in U.S.-Mexico border populations. Identifies an agenda focused on health promotion and disease prevention and develops a strategy for implementing a coordinated public health response at the binational, state and local levels.
Date: 06/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: United States-México Border Health Commission
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Arizona Rural Health Clinic Designation Manual
An instruction manual designed to help rural clinics in Arizona determine if becoming a federally designated Rural Health Clinic (RHC) is appropriate for their organization. Describes the fiscal benefits of becoming a RHC, the licensing and certification requirements, and provides guidance through the application process.
Author(s): Joyce A. Hospodar
Date: 02/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Arizona State Health Assessment
A report in slide format assessing the health of Arizona's population using state specific data. Helps prioritize health issues and communities in need, both rural and urban, to effectively allocate resources. Provides a data-driven analysis that will become the basis for a state health improvement plan.
Date: 12/2013
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Arizona Health Equity Stakeholder Strategies
A report from the Arizona Health Disparities Center (AHDC) to address the existence and root causes of health disparities in the state and to develop strategies to overcome them. Discusses issues in rural areas such as access, limited transportation, and the need for incentives to encourage workforce placement.
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Arizona Rural Health Workforce Trend Analysis
Provides rural and urban healthcare workforce comparisons and multi-year trends that can be used to examine changes in access to care for the development of new or revised existing workforce related policies and programs.
Date: 06/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Area Health Education Center Program
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On the Edge of Opportunity: A Review of the Public Behavioral Health System in Rural Arizona
Examines the situation that the rural residents of Arizona face in accessing behavioral health services and makes recommendations for possible actions.
Author(s): Lynda Bergsma, Renee Fullerton, Betty King, Jennifer Peters
Date: 03/2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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The Arizona Area Health Education Centers (AZAHEC) Program: Strategic Vision Framework, 2011-2016
Discusses the 2011-2016 strategic plan for the Arizona Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) program. Covers strategies for addressing education and training, rural shortages, faculty and educational capacity development, and workforce research.
Author(s): Sally J. Reel
Date: 2011
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Area Health Education Center Program
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Northern Arizona Rural Health Policy Assembly: What We Learned and What We Recommend
Details the results and public comment of the presentations covered at a regional meeting on several topics affecting rural Arizona, including research ethics and Native Americans, protections for Native American women, and broadband and rural reservations.
Date: 12/2010
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Southwest Border of Arizona and Mexico Colonias News
Housing America Corporation describes its efforts providing housing assistance in the Arizona colonias communities of San Luis, Somerton, Wellton and Quartzsite.
Author(s): Maribel Ruble
Location: Rural Voices, 14(1), 13-14
Date: 2009
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Housing Assistance Council
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Arizona Rural Health Plan 2005-2007
Reports on how to strengthen the rural health infrastructure in the state as well as how to enhance access to health services by rural residents.
Author(s): Howard J. Eng, Julie Jacobs, Jennifer Peashock
Date: 12/2004
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Rural Border Health Topic Guide
Information and resources about U.S.-Mexico border health issues.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Food Assistance Programs in Arizona
A matrix listing Arizona food assistance programs including their program descriptions, eligibility requirements and contact information.
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Economic Security
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Arizona Health Centers Research & Data
Provides maps of FQHC locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, patient visits, costs of care, and use of electronic health information.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Arizona
Lists statistics on population, educational attainment, employment, income, farm characteristics, and farm financial indicators for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: USDA Economic Research Service
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Arizona KIDS COUNT Data Center (KCDC)
Provides data on child well-being for the state.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Arizona QuickFacts
Basic demographic and economic statistics for the state, with links to county-level data.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Arizona State Health Facts
The latest state-level data on demographics, health, and health policy, including health coverage, access, financing, and state legislation. Individual state profiles and 50-state comparisons.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Arizona-Sonora Health Inventory and Resource Guide
Guide created to inform border residents and health providers of the services that are available in their local area and binationally throughout the region. Information available in Spanish.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Office of Border Health
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Additional resources are available. See a full list of Arizona Resources.


Last Updated: 12/7/2017