Policy One-Pagers (POPs)
Download AzCRH one page summaries of current topics:
Oct. 2019: The Arizona Center for Rural Health is pleased to release two Data Briefs on Maternal Health and the Obstetrician and Gynecologist Physician Workforce in Arizona. Women’s and maternal health begins where women live, learn and work. Access to timely and high-quality women’s health and primary care services is also an essential component of a supporting maternal health. According to the March of Dimes, Greenlee and La Paz counties are maternal care deserts and Cochise, Graham Pinal, and Santa Cruz counties have limited access to maternal care. Women in rural Arizona face barriers to maternal health care including a lower ratio of Ob-gyn providers per population. In general, women in rural areas have additional barriers like longer drive-times and fewer facilities offering obstetric services.
Factors affecting rural health outcomes include health insurance coverage, socioeconomics, ready access to primary, preventive and other health care services, providers, infrastructure, and technology. Each rural community has unique strengths, opportunities and challenges in terms of the health of its population. » Download a summary of Rural Health Outcomes and Infrastructure in Arizona.
Arizona has primary care physician (PCP) shortages in all counties & worse in rural areas. Placing and retaining primary care physicians in Arizona’s underserved areas creates jobs in these communities, improves access to health services, and grows the number of field faculty to mentor, precept and train other needed providers including nurse practitioners, physician assistants and allied health providers. » Download a one-page summary: "Tackling the Primary Care Physician Shortage in Arizona"
Policy Brief: Arizona Medicaid (AHCCCS) Graduate Medical Education (GME) - Daniel Derksen, MD, UAHS Associate VP for Health Equity, Outreach & Interprofessional Activities Walter H. Pearce Endowed Chair & Director, Arizona Center for Rural Health, Updated March 9, 2019. » Click to download.
- "States & health care in the age of Trump: Wishes and Waivers" panel discussion during the Association of Health Care Journalists 2018 Health Journalism Conference in Phoenix, April 2018, attended by over 150 journalists from across the country. » Click to download AzCRH Director Dan Derksen's presentation.
- AzCRH Director, Dan Derksen, has put together a handout on the ACA's impact on the US and Arizona. » Click to download a PDF.
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