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Arizona Department of Health Services - State Partnership Program

Grantee Information

Arizona Department of Health Services
1740 W. Adams Street
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-542-2909 (Phone)

The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS), Arizona Health Disparities Center intends to strategically and effectively implement a comprehensive and evidence-based approach to addressing social determinants of health affecting Arizona’s racial and ethnic communities.

Grant Project Information

FY10 State Partnership Grant Program to Improve Minority Health
Zipatly Mendoza


This State Partnership project intends to reduce health disparities related to access to health care, diabetes and cardiovascular disease among minority populations in Arizona, particularly Latinos, African Americans, Native Americans and Asian/Pacific Islanders. These populations experience high rates of morbidity and mortality related to diabetes and cardiovascular disease and have less access to health care. To address these issues, the project will develop a health equity strategic plan to build Arizona’s public health infrastructure and improve the availability of socio-economic and health data on minority populations. The project will also develop forums to support collaboration and expansion of safety net providers for primary care services. The intended outcomes include an increase in the number of partnerships developed to support health equity activities, an increase in the knowledge of evidence-based models of care and an increase in community’s capacity to collect and analyze health disparity data. In order to determine if such outcomes are reached, data will be collected through existing documents, observations, focus groups and questionnaires on a range of performance measures, including the number of staff hired, the number of health equity activities implemented, the number of community plans developed and the number of Health Reform forums developed as a result of this project.


  • Improved access to, and appropriate utilization of, health and other community-based services and systems through user-centered design for racial/ethnic minorities (e.g., health IT, culturally/ linguistically appropriate services, service provider education/ training, workforce diversity)
  • Strengthened leadership and coordination to leverage resources and enhance effectiveness and efficiency of individual and collective efforts (including, but not limited to, research and data)
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