Regional Information for Arizona
Located in the western United States, with 114,000 square miles Arizona is the sixth largest state. Its relatively small population of 5,130,632 is largely urban. More than half of the population lives in Maricopa County, which includes Phoenix. Over 85% of the population resides in 6 of the state's 15 counties. Tucson is another major city, and serves as a gateway to Sonora and other northern states of Mexico. As a border state, about 25% of the population is Hispanic, many of whom emigrated to Arizona during the 20th century. A little over 5% of the state is of American Indian heritage, largely from the Navajo Nation. There are also members of many other tribes, including the Apache, Hopi, Havasupai, Hualapai, Yavapai, Tohono O'odham, and Pima, who live in the state. Arizona has the third-highest American Indian population in the US.
Network members in Arizona can be located through the NN/LM Members Directory.
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- Arizona Health Literacy Coalition
- AZHealthInfo provides information about local health services, policies, demographics, etc. You can find information by health topic or by county, city, or tribe.
- HRSA's US-Mexico Border Health Site provides general information on border health projects and issues, as well as an extensive listing of related links.
- Office of Border Health/AZ Dept. of Health Services provides information specifically on border health initiatives in Arizona.
- NASBE State School Healthy Policy Database provides information about school health policies at the state level.
- Arizona Division of Emergency Management
- Emergency Preparedness and Response
- NN/LM Emergency Preparedness & Response Toolkit
- AZHIN - Arizona Health Information Network provides an infrastructure for knowledge-based information to support health care practice and training in Arizona and to introduce, encourage, and support widespread use of electronic information management tools by Arizona's health care practitioners.
- Arizona Health Sciences Library of the University of Arizona is the NN/LM Resource Library for the Arizona region.
- Arizona Library Association provides information on library services within the state.
- Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records maintains the state historical records, provides support for public libraries, and provides special service in the subject areas of law, government, genealogy and Arizoniana.
- Central Arizona Biomedical Libraries (CABL) is an organization of libraries involved in biomedical library issues in the central part of the state.
- Medical Library Group of Southern California and Arizona (MLGSCA) is the chapter of the Medical Library Association for Arizona.
- The NN/LM Membership Directory includes Network members in Arizona. Search by city, county, state, zip code or area code. You can also search by institution, library, or staff member's name, or limit by type of library or other features. Make sure your browser cookies are turned on.
- Arizona Workforce Informer from the Arizona Department of Economic Security, provides demographic information on a variety of levels.
- Census 2000 Data for Arizona is now available.
- Hospital and Nursing Home Stats is available through the Arizona Department of Health Services and has extensive statistical information on hospital discharges for the state.
- Statehealthfacts.org, is a project of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and is designed to provide free, up-to-date, and easy-to-use health data on all 50 states.
- Vital Statistics, maintained by the Arizona Department of Health Services, provides information on marriage/divorce, births and deaths, and some health indicators at the county, community and census tract level.
- Arizona Commission of Indian Affairs provides a variety of information on Arizona's 22 federally-recognized Indian tribes. Of particular interest is the Tribes of Arizona link, which provides contact information for the tribes.
- IHS Regional Differences 1998-99 is published by the Indian Health Service (IHS). It provides a background of IHS and its structure, as well as community health statistics for American Indians. Please note that the areas are broken down by IHS areas, not states or cities.
- Indian Community Profiles, maintained by the Arizona Department of Commerce, provides overviews of the many tribes located in the state.
- Indian Health Service is the organization created by the United States government "to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level."
- Native Health Research Database is an index of articles, studies, and reports focused on the medical, anthropological, and administrative aspects of American Indian health. It is provided by the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center in conjunction with the Indian Health Service.
- IHS Headquarters Publications maintained by the Indian Health Service, provides demographic statistics on American Indians and Alaska Natives on a state-by-state basis.
- U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Rural Assistance Center (RAC): Arizona
MUA/Ps are areas or populations designated by the Shortage Designation Branch, part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as not having sufficient access to medical care. If an area is designated MUA, then the entire area population is covered, if the designation is MUP, only a specific population is. Occasionally, regions receive a designation of GOV, which means that the state governor requested that the area be included due to local barriers and/or health conditions. The MUA/P designation is often important when obtaining grants or other funding.
The most accurate and up-to-date source of this information is the HRSA database. To find out if a particular area is designated, first look up the county. Each service area is given a descriptive name, and comprises either the whole county (WH), a partial county (PC), a multi-county area (MC), or a multi-state (MS) area. It may be necessary to look up specific areas by census tract. These numbers can be identified by entering a street address into American FactFinder. Tip: print out the Data Dictionary for MUA/P List prior to looking up information. The Arizona Department of Health Sciences also provides descriptions of areas in Arizona, as well as maps, statistics, and reports.
- AZ.gov is Arizona's official web site.
- Arizona Daily Star provides local news for the Tucson area.
- Arizona Department of Education has information on K-12 education for the state.
- Arizona Department of Health Services provides health information and contacts for the state.
- Arizona PTA contains information on the state PTA, including its mission and history, as well as links for local branches.
- Arizona Republic is the largest newspaper in the state, and provides local news for the Phoenix area.
- Community Profile Index, created and maintained by the Arizona Department of Commerce, provides general community information on a city level.
- News Releases -- ADHS contains current news releases by the Department of Health Services for the state.
- FedStats provides access to statistics prepared by over 100 federal agencies. Statistics are available on a state and community level.
- FirstGov provides a search engine and topic indexes for US state and federal information. To search for information on a particular state, use the form in the upper left corner.
- State and Local Government on the Net provides links to government information on a state and local level for the fifty states, as well as selected US associated areas such as Guam.