The Healthy Pima Initiative
healthy now, wellness for generations to come
Healthy Pima is Pima County’s community health task force of individuals, public, community, and business organizations that have joined forces to improve community health by mobilizing resources, increasing awareness, promoting change, and taking collective action.
Members of Healthy Pima are representatives of healthcare, behavioral health, government agencies, not-for-profit organizations, faith-based services, education, employers, unions, and philanthropy and have worked together to improve the health status of the Pima County community since 2010.
Every three years, a Community Health Needs Assessment is conducted to identify the county’s priority health issues. The assessment utilizes health data, such as mortality and disease rates, coupled with direct input from hundreds of community members and leaders to prioritize the county’s most pressing health issues that become the focus of health planning efforts.
To address the priority health issues identified in the 2015 Community Health Needs Assessment, Healthy Pima formed the following action groups:
- Substance Misuse and Mental Health
- Accidents and Injuries
- Anxiety and Depression Spectrum Disorders
Each action group has worked diligently to formulate an action plan with goals, strategies, and objectives that outline how each group will collaboratively focus efforts and resources to address the county’s health priorities. Collectively, these actions plans are be used as the foundation for the county’s second Community Health Improvement Plan.
As a living document, the Community Health Improvement Plan is flexible and can accommodate changes and updates as needed. The plan is also reassessed and updated annually to best address the health needs of the community. During the next stage of the community health improvement planning cycle, action groups will continue to work together to plan for action, implement strategies, and evaluate progress.
If you or your organization is interested in partnering with Healthy Pima and want to align efforts, please contact us for more information. There is no cost to join. We look forward to embarking on this journey together and new members are always welcome.
Pima county Community Health Assessments & Plans
Community Health Needs Assessment 2011
Community Health Improvement Plan 2013-17
Community Health Needs Assessment 2015
Community Health Improvement Plan 2018-2021 (COMING SOON)