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.
Mary Carter, Partnerships & Development Director from Pima Association of Governments, will be holding a free training on the 2020 Census and how it will impact our staff, our clients and regional funding.
Date: Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Abrams Public Health Center, 3950 S. Country Club Rd Tucson, AZ 85714
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has launched an interactive data tool to help community leaders build grassroots strategies to address the opioid epidemic.
The opioid misuse Community Assessment Tool enables users to overlay substance misuse data against socioeconomic, census and other public information. This data will help leaders, researchers and policymakers assess what actions will be most effective in addressing the opioid crisis at the local level.
The Community Assessment Tool is free and available to the public.
On September 28, 2018 the Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) Advisory Team hosted its first community forum to begin the process of identifying the county’s most pressing health needs. Over 40 individuals representing a variety of community organizations attended the forum and provided their input on the process.
The Second Pima County Community Health Needs Assessment Forum will take place on:
Date: Friday, November 30, 2018
Time: 9:00 AM-11:00 AM
Location: Abrams Public Health Center (first-floor conference rooms): 3950 S. Country Club Rd Tucson, AZ 85714