Connect with Access to Care efforts-in-progress, and the partners who are helping to make them happen:
Access to Coverage
The Cover Arizona Coalition:
A statewide coalition comprised of more than 900 members dedicated to increasing health coverage.
Accountable Care Organizations (ACO’s):
A group of healthcare providers that share accountability for improving health outcomes and decreasing health costs for patient care. Learn more about ACO's from Vitalyst Health Foundation.
Care Coordination Coalitions:
Coalitions dedicated to improving quality of care by advancing care coordination efforts. Multiple coalitions can be found via Health Services Advisory Group.
Connecting clinical providers and community organizations to provide the community with better access to resources that increase healthy lifestyles. Examples include Circle the City, Student Health Outreach for Wellness Community Initiative, and myCommunity ConnectTM Center.
Use of paramedics and other healthcare responders to expand emergency care resources offered to patients with high needs of care. Learn more about this type of work by visiting Vitalyst Health Foundation and consulting your Local Fire Departments.
Behavioral Health Integration:
Reduces barriers to care by creating one fully integrated health plan that manages the behavioral and physical health needs of Arizonans with Serious Mental Illness. Visit AHCCCS for more information.
Housing and Behavioral Health:
Programs focused on providing stable, affordable, and quality housing for individuals and family members with behavioral health needs. Organizations in Arizona offering these beneficial services include Arizona Behavioral Health Corporation, AHCCMS, and Community Partners Inc.
Nostros “Comprometidos a Su Salud”:
a program developed by Dr. David Garcia to support research at the University of Arizona through community service and partnering with underserved Tucson residents. Visit Nostros for more information.
Community Health Workers:
Trusted public health workers who can connect both health and social services to community members who otherwise would have difficulty getting access to such services. Visit Arizona Community Health Workers Association and Vitalyst Health Foundation to find out more about these essential health workers.
Get a bird’s eye view of efforts from around the country that can be an inspiration and reference point for Arizona-based work:
Accountable Care Communities:
Coalitions of Accountable Care Organizations that partner to systemically address health concerns in a community by treating health-related social needs. The Center for Health Care Strategies highlights some of this notable work in this brief.
Accountable Health Communities Grant:
Center for Medicaid Services grant program that helps link clinical care to social services and improve overall population health.