Az CRH Highlights
Mask Up Arizona
With COVID-19 cases surging in our state, the AzCRH is urging all Arizonans to wear masks to stay safe and help prevent virus transmission!
Funding released to Arizona’s small rural hospitals to help with COVID-19 response
This month, AzCRH staff worked to administer funding to 16 small rural hospitals, which will receive $71,670 each in advanced funds to support their response to COVID-19. “This funding is a much-needed source of good news for these rural hospitals,” said Leila Barraza JD, MPH, and Principal Investigator for the Arizona Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program. “These rural facilities continue to serve Arizonans traveling long distances for primary, preventive, emergency, and inpatient care.” » Click map for more information
Congratulations to AzCHOW, the Arizona Community Health Workers Association, Inc., of Douglas AZ, on their award from the Rural Health Network Development Program
As a statewide association, AzCHOW partners with other rurally based entities to develop the capacity of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in AZ to be more involved in care coordination as a part of health care transformation and value-based savings, with a focus on both chronic disease and behavioral health integration into primary care. Since July 2019, AzCHOW has been successfully implementing a Network Development Planning grant. The Network Development program opportunity is an excellent next step to continue the momentum to build a diverse, sustainable Network; build CHW capacity; build health system capacity; and build CHW financing.
The Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) is recently announced that 44 rural health networks were awarded approximately $13 million for the new competitive funding cycle of the Rural Health Network Development (RHND) Program. The RHND Program is a three-year grant program designed to provide support to integrated health care networks who address the health care needs of their rural communities. Recipients are expected to achieve efficiencies, expand access to and improve the quality of essential health care services, and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. Awarded applications range in a variety of focus areas including care coordination, value based care, chronic disease management, and behavioral health services.