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Factors Affecting the Development of Medicaid Hospital Payment Policies: Findings from Structured Interviews in Five States
Study examining Medicaid hospital payment policies with a focus on factors affecting payment mix and structure, the impact of state policies and financing methods, how states target hospital services or types such as rural hospitals, barriers to and drivers of change to payment methods, and more. Focuses on five states that made or are making significant hospital policy changes: Arizona, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, and Virginia. Appendix B includes state profiles.
Author(s): Thomas Marks, Kathy Gifford, Steven Perlin, Melisa Byrd, Timothy Beger
Date: 10/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission
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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 Centers (FQHCs) located outside of urbanized areas.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Statistical Profiles - Primary Care Area Statistical Profiles
Provides information on demographics, healthcare facilities and services, the number of providers, hospitalization by age group, leading causes of infant mortality, and prenatal care and fertility data for Primary Care Areas in Arizona.
Date: 04/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Evaluation of an Academic-Community Partnership to Implement MTM Services in Rural Communities to Improve Pharmaceutical Care for Patients with Diabetes and/or Hypertension
Evaluates a pilot project in Arizona where community health center and independent retail pharmacies offered medication therapy management (MTM) services on site and by phone to rural, underserved Arizonans with diabetes or high blood pressure.
Author(s): Melissa Johnson, Rebecca Jastrzab, Jared Tate, et al.
Citation: Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy, 24(2), 132-141
Date: 02/2018
Type: Document
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Arizona County Health Insurance Coverage Profiles
Details health insurance coverage data by county for Arizona, including Medicaid and marketplace health insurance enrollment, as well as the rate of uninsured.
Author(s): Bryna Koch
Date: 02/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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The University of Arizona Center for Rural Health Annual Report, FY 2017-18
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: 2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Network Spotlight: Arizona Rural Women's Health Network
Shares the characteristics, accomplishments, lessons learned, 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, including working with the 22 tribes in the state.
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
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 03/2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Arizona AHEC Annual Report, 2017
Highlights the Arizona Area Health Education Centers' (AzAHEC) 2017 program achievements. Provides details and statistics related to several of the program's education, training, and rotation opportunities.
Date: 2017
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Area Health Education Center Program
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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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Designation of Arizona Medically Underserved Areas
Provides a map and list of Primary Care Areas in Arizona and identifies resources being provided to Primary Care Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) in the state. Lists sites for Arizona's State Loan Repayment Program.
Date: 10/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Bureau of Health Systems Development
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Survey of Health Care Employers in Arizona: Home Health Agencies, 2015
Reports on a survey of home health agencies in Arizona with a focus on the health workforce. Compares rural/urban shortages for various occupations. Addresses nurse employment preferences, tuition reimbursement programs, and hiring plans.
Author(s): Lela Chu, Joanne Spetz
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Vitalyst Health Foundation
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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, lessons learned, accomplishments, and challenges.
Date: 07/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Resource Center
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Arizona Health Workforce Demand in a Rapidly Changing Market: Perspectives of State Leaders
Reports on interviews with Arizona healthcare leaders regarding changes in healthcare delivery and the impact on the state's health workforce demand. Discusses rural challenges throughout and offers recommendations for addressing them, including reimbursement for telemedicine, clinical supervision of behavioral health trainees in rural practices, rural training and grow-your-own programs. Highlights education gaps for new graduates.
Author(s): Lisel Blash, Joanne Spetz
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Vitalyst Health Foundation
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Survey of Health Care Employers in Arizona: Long-Term Care Facilities, 2015
Results of a workforce demand survey for long-term care facilities in Arizona. Compares rural/urban shortages for various occupations. Highlights views on hiring nurses with baccalaureate degrees.
Author(s): Lela Chu, Joanne Spetz
Date: 06/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Vitalyst Health Foundation
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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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Survey of Health Care Employers in Arizona: Hospitals, 2015
Reports on a survey of hospitals in Arizona regarding health workforce demand. Compares rural and urban demand for a number of health care professions. Addresses hiring preferences for nurses and recruitment challenges and incentives.
Author(s): Lela Chu, Joanne Spetz
Date: 05/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Vitalyst Health Foundation
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Arizona Primary Care Needs Assessment
Analyzes data related to health outcomes and access to primary care in Arizona. Identifies communities with the greatest unmet healthcare needs, and describes current efforts in the areas of health disparities, workforce programs, community development, and shortage designations. Designed to help stakeholders with community-level health planning and grant writing. Includes references to rural throughout.
Date: 04/2016
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Bureau of Health Systems Development
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AzCRH 2015 Arizona Pharmacist Supply and Demand Study Report
Provides an update to the analysis of Arizona’s pharmacist, pharmacy technician, and pharmacy data trends in rural and urban areas from 2006 to 2013. Determines the potential supply and demand needs for Arizona's pharmacy workforce in 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
Provides an update on Arizona’s healthcare workforce data derived from licensing boards, state and federal agencies, surveys, and interviews. Compares rural and urban 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. Addresses insurance coverage with breakdowns by county and for Latinos, American Indians, and adults with disabilities; hospital margins; access to healthcare; staffing FTE and recruitment issues; and services provided.
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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An In-Depth Look at the Sexual Violence Curriculum for Community Health Workers/Promotoras
Addresses gaps for women in rural Arizona communities related to sexual violence. Reports on a community health worker training program to help rural women navigate these services and provide support services to them. Includes the training program evaluation instrument and a list of community health worker core competencies for sexual violence programs.
Author(s): Mabel Crescioni
Date: 04/2015
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Rural Women's Health Network
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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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The Supply of Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Certified Nurse Midwives in Arizona
Shares information on Arizona's provider to population ratio and compares it to the national average, reports the number of PA, NP, and CNM providers attending Arizona schools, and estimates the number of providers needed to meet predetermined benchmarks. Also provides recommendations for improving access to healthcare, particularly in rural and high need areas, and improving the supply and distribution of Arizona's PA, NP, and CNM workforce.
Author(s): Joe Tabor, Nick Jennings, Lindsay Kohler, et al.
Date: 06/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Arizona Area Health Education Center Program, Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Arizona State Health Assessment
Provides a snapshot describing the health status of Arizona residents and data to target health interventions to address public health issues. Analyzes obesity, tobacco use, substance abuse, suicide, diabetes, chronic disease, oral health, health insurance, and more. Highlights each county's health successes and priorities, community involvement in health, and community comments for each of Arizona's 15 counties.
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
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 2007-2010
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 revision of existing workforce-related policies and programs. Includes data for physicians, nurses, dental occupations, and more.
Author(s): Joe Tabor, Howard J. Eng
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 facing rural residents of Arizona when accessing behavioral health services. Discusses the integration of behavioral with physical healthcare services, and provides recommendations to improve access.
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
Describes the 2011-2016 strategic plan for the Arizona Area Health Education Centers (AZAHEC) program. Covers strategies for addressing education and training, rural healthcare provider 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
Reports the results and public comments on presentations from the 2010 regional meeting on several topics affecting rural Arizona. Covers research ethics and Native Americans; protections for Native American women; and broadband access 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
Describes the work of Housing American Corporation, who provides housing assistance in the Arizona colonias communities of San Luis, Somerton, Wellton and Quartzsite.
Author(s): Maribel Ruble
Citation: 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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Arizona Cancer Registry Database
Identifies cancer incidence for Arizona, including breakdown options by county, type of cancer, race/ethnicity, age group, and year.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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Arizona Center for Rural Health Newsletters
Provides current and archived copies of the Arizona Center for Rural Health's monthly newsletter.
Type: Journal/Newsletter
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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Arizona Health Centers: Data and Maps
Provides maps of Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) locations and communities experiencing shortages of primary care physicians. Also includes information on the populations served by health centers, services provided, staff, and patient visits.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: National Association of Community Health Centers
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ERS State Fact Sheet: Arizona
State-level data on population, poverty, food security, educational attainment, employment, and income. Includes data for rural areas, urban areas, and the state as a whole.
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. Covers demographics, economic well-being, education, family and community, health, and safety and risky behaviors. Some data available by county.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Annie E. Casey Foundation
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Arizona QuickFacts
State-level data on demographics, housing, income, and other social determinants of health, with the option to add data for counties and cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. Includes information from multiple U.S. Census Bureau censuses, surveys, and programs.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: U.S. Census Bureau
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Arizona State Health Facts
State-level data on demographics, health status, healthcare costs and access, healthcare providers, and more.
Type: Database
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Additional resources are available. See a full list of Arizona Resources.


Last Updated: 11/9/2018