Pima County's 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) identified the following four areas as health priorities for Pima County:
Community members voiced a need for more mental health interventions in Pima County, especially around anxiety and depression. To address this need, Healthy Pima has pulled together community partners to identify and develop needed interventions.
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.
Pima County experiences high prevalence rates when compared to state and national statistics in adults who binge drink and teens who use alcohol and marijuana. To address the rise of substance misuse in Pima County, including the most recent public health concern around opioid misuse, six Healthy Pima task forces have come together to increase community awareness, decrease substance dependence, and increase access to services for members of Pima County.
The Arizona Youth Survey (AYS) is administered to a statewide sample of 8th, 10th, and 12th grade students and assesses the prevalence and frequency of youth substance use, gang involvement, and other risky behaviors in Arizona. The AYS is the primary vehicle used in Arizona to collect data and provide one of the most in depth and comprehensive looks at youth risks and behaviors in Arizona.
For additional information regarding the Arizona Youth Survey please contact Ashley Mully at 602-364-1169 or firstname.lastname@example.org
In a Special Session of the Legislature, members of the Arizona House and Senate Legislature unanimously passed the Arizona Opioid Epidemic Act, which Governor Ducey signed into law on January 26, 2018.
As the leading payer for substance abuse treatment in the state, AHCCCS will administer $10 million in new grant funding to ensure that uninsured or underinsured Arizonans have increased access to increased treatment resources.
AHCCCS and the Regional Behavioral Health Authorities are holding community meetings to gather input from members, families, stakeholders and partners to determine how substance abuse resources and funding should be allocated. The public is invited to attend.
Date: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Cenpatico Integrated Care, 333 E Wetmore Rd., Tucson, AZ
RSVP: If you plan to attend, please RSVP with Tania Long at: TALONG@cenpatico.com