About the Policy Forum
The decisions of law makers have a profound effect on the health of rural Arizonans. Recognizing the key role public policy plays in health, the Center for Rural Health sponsors an annual Arizona Rural and Public Health Policy Forum at the state capitol in Phoenix.
Each year the Forum focuses on the issues of the day that are affecting the health of rural Arizonans. This year, the Arizona Rural Health Association and the Arizona Public Health Association cosponsored the Forum, with attendance from 24 legislators and 82 participants. The Forum focused on the pressing issues facing Arizona: a staggering budget deficit, cuts to healthcare programs, and upcoming national health care reform.