Tribal Health Initiatives
Arizona has the third largest American Indian population among all the states. The state’s rural population is 15 percent American Indian, and more than half of Arizona’s 15 counties include reservation lands within their borders.
The CRH staff has collaborated with many of Arizona’s sovereign nations to provide leadership and grant writing training, increase the American Indian heath professional pipeline program, provide technical assistance on health promotion/disease prevention interventions, needs assessments, and health promotion planning.
In addition, the staff has worked closely with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., the Arizona Department of Health Services Native American Liaison, Indian Health Service, and other federal, state, and local agencies and organizations to improve the health of American Indians in rural Arizona.