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Arizona Rural Maternity Care
Offers data on rural maternity healthcare access and mortality in Arizona. Highlights rural and urban comparisons of healthcare access and health insurance coverage. Includes recommendations for improving access and mortality rates.
Author(s): Bryna Koch, Daniel Derksen
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers: 2023 Annual Report
Reports on the 2023 activities of Arizona's primary care association, including advocacy work, rural intimate partner violence, farmworker health, Community Health Center infrastructure, workforce, and more.
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers
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Health Care Coalitions: A Resource to Support Critical Access Hospital Emergency Preparedness Planning
Describes unique challenges Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) face regarding emergency preparedness planning. Presents findings from interviews with leaders from eight statewide or regional healthcare coalitions (HCCs) regarding strategies and resources HCCs provide to support the CAH emergency preparedness planning process.Outlines the functions and roles of HCCs by the four Administration for Strategic Preparedness and Response (ASPR) capability goals.
Author(s): John Gale, Karen Pearson, Rebecca Stearns
Date: 04/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Flex Monitoring Team
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Characteristics and Outcomes of a Hospitalized Cohort with Reduced Mortality from COVID-19, White Mountain Apache Tribal Lands, April 1 – July 31, 2020
Analyzes factors affecting COVID-19 patient outcomes among 2262 American Indian people living on or near White Mountain Apache tribal lands, with data from April 1 to Jul 31, 2020. Highlights the significance of reduced mortality in the study population, and discusses possible impacts of a home visit referral program.
Author(s): Ryan M. Close, Chelsea S. Lutz, T. Shaifer Jones, et al.
Citation: BMC Public Health, 24, 648
Date: 03/2024
Type: Document
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Optimizing Postpartum Care in Rural Communities: Insights from Women in Arizona and Implications for Policy
Analyzes the postpartum care needs of women living in rural Arizona. Reports on interview feedback from 30 women structured around themes of maternity care and networks of care, structural support and systems, and health information and literacy. Discusses potential implications for policy and practice related to rural postpartum care.
Author(s): Abidemi Okechukwu, Priscilla Magrath, Halimatou Alaofe, et al.
Citation: Maternal and Child Health Journal, 28, 1148-1159
Date: 02/2024
Type: Document
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Health Status Profile of American Indians in Arizona: 2021 Data Book
Provides detailed data on Native Americans in Arizona. Covers sociodemographics, healthcare use, mortality by age and for different causes such as diabetes, and maternal and newborn health factors. Presents data by tribe and by select county for Native populations residing off-reservation.
Author(s): Matthew Roach, Yan Huang, Clare Torres
Date: 01/2024
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Department of Health Services
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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 (Prospective Payment System) hospitals located in rural areas.
Date: 01/2024
Type: Map/Mapping System
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Policy, Systems, and Environmental Strategies Generated by Stakeholders to Support Food Security in Rural Communities
Examines policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies in rural communities of Arizona, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, and Texas that address food insecurity. Provides recommendations based on interview data such as improving ease of program enrollment, providing more awareness of services, and making program use more hassle-free.
Additional links: Arizona Brief, Full Report, Georgia Brief, Kentucky Brief, Michigan Brief, Texas Brief
Author(s): Carmen Byker Shanks, Shelly Palmer, Emily Shaw, et al.
Date: 12/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: No Kid Hungry
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FY 2023: HRSA's Rural Health Grants – Arizona Fact Sheet
HRSA Federal Office of Rural Health Policy investments in Arizona in Fiscal Year 2023. Lists grant and cooperative agreement recipients, award amounts, award recipient locations, and congressional district.
Date: 11/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy
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Quantifying Arizona's Mental Health Workforce Shortage Using Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA) Data
Report describing the shortages of psychiatrist physicians in Arizona. Data include shortages in both tribal nations and at a county-level.
Date: 09/2023
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Arizona Center for Rural Health
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Last Updated: 6/17/2024