Guides and Toolkits

Guides and Toolkits

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Data Sources on Opioid Use

Publication Date: Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Publication Authors: B Koch, A Padilla, B Brady

The Arizona Center for Rural Health (AzCRH) compiled the following list of data sources to assist agencies, non-profits, organizations, community groups, and coalitions with collecting and assessing data on opioid use. This data can be used in conjunction with Social Determinants of Health data to identify areas of need to inform grant and program development, and implementation.  

This is not an exhaustive list, but it can serve as a starting point to compile and assess data on opioid use. In developing grant proposals and selecting programs or interventions to prevent or treat opioid or other substance use disorders, the AzCRH recommends the use of evidence based prevention and treatment approaches that integrate harm reduction and anti-stigma strategies. 

If you have questions please contact Bryna Koch, MPH at brynak@arizona.edu.

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Consumer Guide - Substance Use Resources, Gila County

Publication Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Publication Authors: Arizona Center for Rural Health & Sonoran Prevention Works

This guide has information about Gila County resources including treatment, recovery, and health support. There is no one-size-fits-all method of substance use treatment.  We have included many options like detox, peer support, medication assisted treatment, residential, and outpatient services. We also included information about community supports such as food, housing, and health care.

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Consumer Guide - Substance use Resources, Navajo & Apache Counties

This guide has information about Apache & Navajo County resources including treatment, recovery, and health support. There is no one-size-fits-all method of substance use treatment.  We have included many options like detox, peer support, medication assisted treatment, residential, and outpatient services. We also included information about community supports such as food, housing, and health care.

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Publication Date: Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Publication Authors: Rural Health Information Hub

Health information technology (HIT) has great potential to improve the quality, safety, and effectiveness of health services in rural communities, as well as help providers manage population health. However, implementing, maintaining, and optimizing HIT can be a challenge for rural facilities and providers with limited resources and technology expertise.

HIT includes using technology to store, protect, retrieve, and transfer information electronically within healthcare and community settings.

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Social Determinants of Health

Publication Date: Friday, September 15, 2017

Publication Authors: NOSORH, in collaboration with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO)

There are many factors which influence the health of people living and working in rural America: access to care, genetics, relationships with friends and family, environment, and a wide variety of social determinants of health. While the focus of many rural health programs is on the delivery of healthcare services, research has shown that 20 percent of an individual’s health is attributed to healthcare, 30 percent to health behaviors, and the remaining 50 percent related to socioeconomic or environmental factors.

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Critical Access Hospital Designation Manual

Publication Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Publication Authors: Joyce A. Hospodar, MBA, MPA

Congress established the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program in 1997. In 1999 the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) provided funds to Arizona’s Center for Rural Health (previously known as Rural Health Office) to establish the Arizona Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (AzFlex). The program has become Arizona’s foremost technical assistance and information resource for the states’ Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) and hospital-based rural health clinics (RHCs).

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AZ Rural Health Clinic Designation Guide

Publication Date: February 1, 2015

Publication Authors: Joyce A. Hospodar, MBA, MPA

The Rural Health Clinic Designation Instruction Manual is intended to help rural clinics in Arizona determine whether or not this designation is right for them.

It describes the fiscal benefits of rural health clinic (RHC) designation, and provides a step-by-step guide that leads you through the application process in Arizona. 

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