Arizona Border Region Data Resources and Virtual Library

The ABC Health Network has collected and compiled existing health data for the following Arizona border counties: Cochise, Santa Cruz, and Yuma. The purpose of the library is to provide health data at the county or community level that can be used by organizations and communities to set health priorities, plan health programs, and seek funding for them.

Housed at University of Arizona’s Center for Rural Health, The Virtual Library makes your job easy by presenting health data relevant to your community in the format that you need it. Many of the resources are taken from national or state-wide data bases and reports, and the pieces relevant to each community have been identified. Local community needs assessments and other documents on a variety of health topics are also included. All resources in the library are no older than 2005, ensuring that no data is significantly out-of-date. The library includes a one-paragraph summary of what you will find in each data source and how to find it. Documents in PDF format can be searched for key words connected to your area of focus using the PDF word search feature.

If you have knowledge of additional resources that provide data at the county or community level, please contact Hannah Hafter (hhafter@seahec.org) and provide her with complete information so that the resource can be added to this virtual library.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE ARIZONA BORDER COMMUNITIES HEALTH NETWORK, OR TO GET INVOLVED, CONTACT HANNAH HAFTER, PROGRAM COORDINATOR, AT HHAFTER@SEAHEC.ORG or 520-287-4722 EX. 114.

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