Pima County's 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) identified the following four areas as health priorities for Pima County:
Diabetes was identified as the 8th leading cause of death in Pima County. To address the rising prevalence of diabetes in Pima County, Healthy Pima's Together 2 End Diabetes coalition is currently working to provide more education, advocacy, resources, and self-management support to community members with diabetes and pre-diabetes.
Arizona's injury rate is higher than the national average with a primary focus on motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of accidental injury and death in Pima County. Collaborative efforts among three Healthy Pima coalitions are currently underway to prevent and reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with injuries and accidents among youth, adults, and seniors.
Community members voiced a need for more mental health and substance misuse interventions in Pima County, especially around anxiety, depression and opioid misuse. Due to the county’s upward trend in co-morbidity of mental and substance misuse disorders, Healthy Pima has pulled together an interdisciplinary alliance of six task forces to increase community awareness, decrease substance dependence, and increase access to mental and behavioral health services for members of Pima County.
September 22, 2018, the first day of the Fall season, is also National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. This year, Healthy Pima's Southern Chapter of the Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition (SCAZFPC) is planning some major events throughout the community leading up to September 22!
In Arizona, falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related hospitalizations, emergency department visits, and deaths among citizens 65 and older. The safety and independence of our senior residents is at risk due to the large economic and personal costs of falls. However, taking certain precautions can enormously reduce the number of falls among seniors.
This year, the SCAZFPC is bringing together a wealth of knowledge and expertise in the fight against falls through a series of mini expos. The goal is to provide interactive and hands-on demonstrations as well as help make sure the community is aware of available falls prevention resources. These events will take place at three different locations throughout the community, on different days, during the earlier part of the month of September. See flyer for more details!
This report explores the size and nature of health differences by place and race/ethnicity in Arizona and how state and community leaders can take action to create environments where all residents have the opportunity to live their healthiest lives. Specifically, this report will help illuminate:
Differences in Health Outcomes within Arizona by Place and Racial/Ethnic Groups
Differences in Health Factors Within Arizona by Place and Racial/Ethnic Groups
What Pima County and Other Communities Can Do to Create Opportunity and Health for All
Moving With Data to Action
The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), AzPOST and The University of Arizona Center for Rural Health (AzCRH) are offering free trainings and free Naloxone to First Responders to reverse opioid overdose and prevent death in the pre-hospital setting. Training is FREE for First Responders (any Fire, Law Enforcement, or EMS agency) and includes 2 CEU’s from AZPOST and Narcan for every attendee.
To set up a training in your community, contact: Amy McPherson and Hillary Evans at email@example.com