2016 Year in Review

The Arizona Partnership for Healthy Communities officially launched in November 2014. Since that time, we have engaged more than 40 different entities and organizations across the state from a variety of sectors. We have representatives from the housing, transportation, public health, economic development, and community development sectors. Our Steering Committee includes banks, hospitals, health insurers, government agencies, foundations, and nonprofit organizations.

Despite only existing for only two years and having limited staff and financial resources, we have:

  • Launched a Healthy Communities Institute, which consists of 3 one-day trainings, to provide hands-on training for practitioners to do collaborative healthy communities work
    • 11 project teams from across the state were accepted to our first Institute cohort
    • The first training was held in September 2016 and the next two trainings are planned for early 2017
    • In between trainings, project teams have the opportunity to join monthly conference calls to further their knowledge and report on their project’s progress
  • Launched a pilot mentorship program to match healthy communities projects to match our experts and their knowledge
    • Projects in the mentorship program receive in-depth guidance and feedback to make their work more successful
  • Released the Arizona Healthy Communities Opportunity Index, an original research project that gathers and maps health data for every single zip code in the state, and held 3 regional webinars to discuss the research
  • Presented about the Partnership’s work and healthy communities to more than 30 different groups, including to 2 national conferences this year
  • Received the “Exemplary Collaborative” award from LISC Phoenix in November 2016

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