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How a Desert Town Is Growing Its Way to Better Health
Highlights the work of a community garden program to address food insecurity in Huachuca City, Arizona, by offering fresh produce to the rural desert community through partnerships with the local library and senior center. Discusses the development of the garden, how it responded to challenges related to water, and the efforts of the program to encourage healthy lifestyle through community and youth programming.
Author(s): Elizabeth Bellizzi
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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48th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference
Offers an agenda and presentation slides from the 2022 Arizona Rural Health Conference. Covers a variety of topics including workforce issues, health disparities, community partnerships, and more.
Date: 06/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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A Multisectoral Approach to Advance Health Equity in Rural Northern Arizona: County-Level Leaders' Perspectives on Health Equity
Discusses health inequity and the role of multisectoral leadership, including health and human services, public health, education, criminal justice, and policy, in addressing health inequity based on data for 5 rural Arizona counties from the Southwest Health Equity Research Collaborative's Regional Health Equity Survey. Discusses the perspectives of multisectoral representatives on distribution of resources and services, causes of health inequity, and social determinants of health.
Author(s): Dulce J. Jiménez, Samantha Sabo, Mark Remiker, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 22, 960
Date: 05/2022
Type: Document
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Arizona Marketplace and Medicaid Enrollment
Interactive tool depicting health insurance coverage data by county for Arizona, including Medicaid and marketplace health insurance enrollment, as well as the rate of uninsured. Draws data from the United States Census, American Community Survey and CMS data on the 2019-2020 open enrollment period for the ACA Marketplace.
Additional links: Methods
Date: 04/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Selected Rural Healthcare Facilities in Arizona
Shows the state's Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), as well as Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) sites and short term/PPS hospitals located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 04/2022
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Arizona Critical Access Hospitals: Community Health Needs
Brief summarizing the community health needs of Arizona Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) based on a Community Health Needs Assessment. Identifies participating CAHs, lists priorities of each facility, and compares CAH community health priorities to Arizona state health priorities.
Author(s): B. Koch, J. Hospodar, J. Bullock, D. Derksen
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Arizona Health Workforce Profile: Direct Care Workers (DCWs)
Brief examining the direct care workforce in Arizona, including a breakdown of home health and personal aides, Nursing Assistants, and Licensed Practical Nurses by small, medium, and large counties. Uses data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Handbook and the Arizona Office of Economic Opportunity.
Author(s): B. Koch, S. Coates, C. Drake, D. Derksen
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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FY 2021: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Arizona Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Arizona in Fiscal Year 2021. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Development of a Culturally Anchored Qualitative Approach to Conduct and Analyze Focus Group Narratives Collected in Diné (Navajo) Communities to Understand the Impacts of the Gold King Mine Spill of 2015
Presents an overview of a focus group study of the impacts of the Gold King Mine Spill of 2015 on communities in the Navajo Nation in partnership with community members. Discusses the process of developing the partnership between university, tribal college, and Navajo Nation representatives, developing the focus group methodology, and conducting the focus groups, highlighting the cultural practices and leadership of the Navajo Nation.
Author(s): Nicolette I. Teufel-Shone, Carmenlita Chief, Jennifer R. Richards, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(17), 9402
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
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Outcome Comparison of High-Risk Native American Patients Who Did or Did Not Receive Monoclonal Antibody Treatment for COVID-19
Results of a monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment program for high-risk Native American patients at a rural acute care facility on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation in eastern Arizona. Features demographics and statistics comparing 30-day outcomes among patients who did or did not receive mAb treatment between December 2020 and February 2021.
Author(s): Ryan M. Close, T. Shaifer Jones, Christopher Jentoft, James B. McAuley
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 4(9)
Date: 09/2021
Type: Document
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Last Updated: 7/5/2022