Improving the Health of Arizona's Communities

Advocacy   |   Professional Development |   Networking


We are a membership organization for public health professionals and organizations. We protect and improve health in Arizona by being a voice on public health issues through advocacy and meaningful and relevant professional development and networking opportunities.


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Integrating Care to Improve Public Health Outcomes:

Primary Care | Behavioral Health | Public Health

There’s widespread support for the goals of the Triple Aim: To deliver the highest quality care with an optimal care experience at the lowest appropriate cost. The key is developing systems of care that best achieve these goals. 

Our 90th Annual Fall Conference and Meeting: Integrating Care to Improve Public Health Outcomes: Primary Care | Behavioral Health | Public Health will explore efforts currently underway to integrate primary care and behavioral health, like AHCCCS' Complete Care Model and the Targeted Investment program which supports health care provider's to move toward greater integration of primary care and behavioral health.

We'll also explore the latest academic research that evaluates the outcomes of co-located and integrated models of behavioral care as part of primary care and evidence-based tool kits to assist practices including ways to measure progress. 

We’ll conduct our AzPHA Annual Meeting over a delicious buffet lunch followed by our keynote address from the American Public Health Association President Joseph Telfair, DRPH, MSW, MPH.  In our afternoon sessions, we’ll learn about new initiatives to work with managed care in two key areas that impact health outcomes: tobacco use and housing & homelessness.

We’ll close with a panel discussion with key leaders among Arizona’s Managed Care Organizations and Provider Organizations as they discuss priorities and strategies for integrating primary and behavioral health care and improving outcomes in Arizona.

After the conference we'll have a hosted reception as we celebrate AzPHA’s 90th Anniversary!

Check out our Agenda & Sponsorship Opportunities

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Nominate a Colleague for one of our AzPHA Annual Awards Here (Deadline August 31, 2018) 




The Value of Prevention: How the Prevention and Public Health Fund Invests in Arizona's Health

Could Congress’ health care debate lead to disease outbreaks in Arizona?  A new report takes a dive into one of the hidden implications of the GOP’s health care proposals: eliminating the Prevention and Public Health Fund (PPHF).  Established in 2010 as the nation’s first funding stream dedicated to improving public health, the PPHF invests over $9 million per year to protect Arizona from disease outbreaks and to reduce downstream health care costs.  This report, published in partnership with the Arizona Public Health Association, examines the Fund’s investments in Arizona, which include immunizations, smoking cessation, diabetes prevention, opioid treatment, and more.  As efforts to reform the U.S. health care system continue to evolve, this report serves to inform Arizona stakeholders and lawmakers about the PPHF and its investment in preventing health crises throughout our state.

Click here to view the report

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