The Arizona Center for Rural Health (AzCRH) core mission is to improve the health and wellness of Arizona’s rural and underserved populations.
AzCRH serves rural Arizona by:
Providing education, technical assistance, data and analysis to rural hospitals and providers to help them adapt to a rapidly changing rural health environment and address rural health needs
Training, recruiting and retaining health professionals for rural practice
Collecting, synthesizing and disseminating data to inform providers, policymakers and consumers about legislation, regulation, and grant opportunities to improve rural health.
News & Events
Study of Opioid stewardship program implementation in rural and critical access hospitals in Arizona published in Journal of Opioid Management
A recent study, supported by faculty and staff from the Arizona Center for Rural Health, the Arizona Prevention Research Center, and Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, has been publish in the January/February issue of Journal of Opioid Management. The study examines "rural hospitals' status in implementing opioid stewardship program (OSP) elements and assesses differences in implementation in emergency department (ED) and acute inpatient departments."
Arizona Center for Rural Health Policy Briefs cited in OpEd on Doctor Shortage in Arizona
In an opinion piece published on AZCentral.com on Wednesday, Brittney Kauffman, CEO of the Health System Alliance of Arizona, makes the case for expanding residency programs in Arizona.
The author lays out the need to for support by illustrating acute shortages and low rankings in number of primary care physicians per capita, and specifically citing Arizona Center for Rural Health Policy Briefs on Graduate Medical Education in Arizona.
Experiential learning impacts students, migrants
Through the AzCRH Rural Health Professions Program and the Health Sciences Design Program, the MILAGRO Collaborative course provides an opportunity for a multidisciplinary team of faculty and students to address much-needed services to newly released migrants in Tucson.
Tribal Health Literacy Summit
The Arizona Advisory Council on Indian Health Care is pleased to announce the "Tribal Health Literacy Summit: Navigating Pandemics Together." This event will bring together tribal leaders, healthcare professionals, policymakers, educators, and community advocates to address the challenges posed by pandemics and promote health literacy in Indian Country.