Studies & Reports

Studies and Reports from the Center for Rural Health

  1. Arizona County Health Insurance Coverage Profiles - 2017
  2. AzCRH 2015 Supply and Demand Study of Arizona Health Practitioners and Professionals
  3. AzCRH 2015 Safety Net Health Care in Arizona Report
  4. AzCRH 2015 Arizona Pharmacist Supply and Demand Report
  5. Rural Behavioral Health Review
  6. Rural Health Plan 2005-2007
  7. National Community Health Advisor Study
  8. Arizona Rural Health Workforce Study
  9. Four U.S. Border States' Community Health Worker Training Needs Assessment
  10. Pima County Women's Health Review
  11. Socioeconomic Impact of Mandated Health Coverage for Telemedicine
  12. Building Partnerships to Leverage Available USDA Resources for Rural Providers
  13. Arizona Community Leader Focus Group Report
  14. MEZCOPH Collaborations at the U.S.-Mexico Border (2010-2012)
  15. MEZCOPH Rural Health Professions Program Annual Report (2012)
  16. The Supply of Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Certified Nurse Midwives in Arizona (June 2014)

 


AZ County Health Health Insurance Coverage Profiles

Arizona County Health Insurance Coverage Profiles - 2017

The Arizona Center for Rural Health (AzCRH) has created Arizona County Health Insurance Coverage Profiles to provide timely public health data to inform policymakers, stakeholders, health providers, and the public. Profiles include data about current health insurance coverage and other public health data including national, state and county level data. In addition, AzCRH posted an overview of the U.S. health system, and implications of health reform deliberations at the state and federal levels relating to legislation, regulation, program implementation and evaluation. The overview will be updated as new information becomes available. 

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2015 Supply and Demand Study of Arizona Health Practitioners and Professionals

AzCRH 2015 Supply and Demand Study of Arizona Health Practitioners and Professionals

The University of Arizona Center for Rural Health AzCRH 2015 Supply and Demand Study of Arizona Health Practitioners and Professionals Report updates Arizona’s health workforce data and provides analysis of data on certified nurse midwives (CNM), physician assistants (PA), nurse practitioners (NP), physicians (MD, DO), pharmacists and public health professionals using licensing board data, data from state and federal agencies, survey and key informant interviews. Over many years, the Arizona Area Health Education Center (AzAHEC) Program has collaborated with and contributed to funding the University of Arizona Center for Rural Health’s (AzCRH) health workforce studies.

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2015 Safety Net Care in AZ Report

AzCRH 2015 Safety Net Health Care in Arizona Report

The University of Arizona Center for Rural Health AzCRH 2015 Safety Net Health Care in Arizona Report comes at a time of breathtaking change and upheaval in the nation’s and in Arizona’s health systems. Safety net providers are those “that organize and deliver a significant level of health care and other health-related services to uninsured, Medicaid and other vulnerable patients.”

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2015 Arizona Pharmacist Supply & Demand Report

AzCRH 2015 Arizona Pharmacist Supply and Demand Report

The AzCRH 2015 Pharmacist Supply and Demand Study Report examines Arizona pharmacist, pharmacy technician, and pharmacy trends over an eight-year period (2006-13). Data trends were analyzed to forecast potential changes in pharmacist and pharmacy technician demand and supply over the next five years. The Report includes recommendations to address pharmacist supply, demand and distribution challenges in Arizona’s rural areas.

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On The Edge of Opportunity

The AzSORH has developed a project to review the current status of rural behavioral health care in Arizona. On the edge of opportunity: A review of the public behavioral health system in rural Arizona represents the first phase of that project. The report provides important views on ways in which the rural Arizona public behavioral health care system is working well and where there are challenges and opportunities for improvement, with nine key recommendations.

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Rural Health Plan 2005-2007

The Arizona Rural Health Plan 2005-07

 The Arizona Rural Health Plan 2005-2007 provides a road map on how to strengthen the rural health infrastructure in the state as well as how to enhance access to health services by rural residents. It reflects Arizona's unique rural, cultural, and geographic characteristics, including 21 federally recognized America Indian tribes and the state's 350-mile wide contiguous border with Mexico.

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Rural Behavioral Health Review

The National Community Health Advisor Study

Community Health Advisors (CHA) help people take greater control over their health and their lives. They promote healthy living by educating about how to prevent disease and injury as well as how to access health and human service systems. The National Community Health Advisory Study identified steps to strengthen outreach services of CHAs across the country.

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Arizona Rural Health Workforce Trends Analysis

Access to healthcare services is a top priority for policy makers at federal, state, and local levels. This report provides rural and urban healthcare workforce comparisons and multi-year trends that can be used to examine changes in access to care that can be used to develop new or revise existing workforce related policies and programs.

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Community Health Worker Training Needs Assessment

Four U.S. Border States' Community Health Worker Training Needs Assessment

The purpose of this assessment study was to identify the training needs of CHWs to help design effective training programs in the U.S.-Mexico border region. It is hoped that improving the effectiveness of those programs could lead to better health outcomes for the populations served by CHWs.

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Pima County Women's Health Review

Pima County Women's Health Review

The Women’s Health Review was initiated to identify health issues and concerns that are specific to women who live in Pima County and/or Tucson with a particular interest in sexual and reproductive health needs.

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Socioeconomic Impact of Mandated Health Coverage on Telemedicine

Socioeconomic Impact of Mandated Health Coverage for Telemedicine

This report provides background information on telemedicine, its effectiveness and applications with an analysis of the expected impact of mandated telemedicine health coverage on telemedicine in Arizona.

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Building Partnerships

Building Partnerships to Leverage Available USDA Resources for Rural Providers

Building Partnerships to Leverage Available Resources for Rural Providers aimed to bring together key players from three southwestern states (Arizona, Nevada, and Utah) to enable them to leverage USDA resources so that Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs), other small rural hospitals, and rural health clinics can rebuild/modernize their facilities.

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Arizona Community Leader Focus Group Report

On behalf of the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health, an in person community leader focus group was organized as a pre-session to the annual 2012 Arizona statewide rural health conference.

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Border ProjectsMel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Collaborations at the U.S.-Mexico Border (2010-2012)

One of the strongest areas of focus of the University of Arizona’s Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is our collaboration with communities to strengthen the public health infrastructure in the U.S.-Mexico border region. This report highlights the numerous partnerships and collaborations in the region.

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The Rural Health Professions Program Annual Report (2012)

The overall goal of the Rural Health Professions Program is to increase the numbers of public health students who practice in rural and underserved communities in the state of Arizona. This report covers the program activities in 2012.

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Workforce ReportThe Supply of Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Certified Nurse Midwives in Arizona

As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) coverage provisions are progressing, demand for health care is growing. This report estimates the supply of physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and certified nurse midwives (CNMs) as crucial components of the state’s health provider capacity. The study used licensing board data, training and graduation numbers from PA and NP colleges, and interviews with providers. The study calculates Arizona’s provider to population ratio, compares it to the national average, reports the number of PA, NP, and CNM providers attending Arizona schools by specialty and primary care, and estimates the number needed in Arizona to meet national benchmarks. 

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