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This 2013 Epi Profile Report examines the substance abuse and mental health treatment needs of the detained / incarcerated / probation population and the students attending Arizona four-year universities and the capacity to address those needs with the public behavioral healthcare system.
Mental illness is a pressing concern throughout the nation, and Arizona is no exception. This updated report highlights the prevalence of behavioral health disorders in Arizona, including psychoses and neuroses, to allow for robust data-driven decision-making. July 6, 2012
This document builds upon the original “State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Arizona” by providing a detailed look at the state of health among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) in Arizona. Essay topics include but are not limited to cancer, infectious diseases, mental health, domestic violence, women and children’s health, immigration, reproductive issues and emergency preparedness. December, 2011
This Profile examines the prevalence of substance abuse and the burden it places on Arizonans. The topics covered include underage drinking; adult and juvenile alcohol-related arrests, deaths and injuries related to driving under the influence of alcohol; and the prevention, treatment, and enforcement efforts related to methamphetamine use in Arizona. It also provides a look at emerging substance abuse issues in Arizona that threaten the health and safety of youth in Arizona, including the misuse of prescription drug and over-the-counter medications to get high. November, 2011
This report highlights the prevalence of behavioral health disorders in Arizona, including psychoses, neuroses and psychological distress and the co-occurrence of these issues with substance use/abuse to allow for robust data-driven decision-making. Data from the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) and Saint Luke’s Health Initiatives’ (SLHI) Arizona Health Survey (AHS) are used herein to provide evidence of the behavioral healthcare needs of individuals residing in Arizona. November, 2011
Based on the 2010 Arizona Healthy Survey data, this report presents the dietary patterns and physical activities of Arizona adults and children, the disparities related to prevalence of healthy eating and active living behaviors by various demographic and socioeconomic characteristics (e.g. gender, age, race/ethnicity, education, income, geographic service area, etc.) and the risk factors as well as implications of those disparities. November, 2011
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This report explores access to health care among Arizona adults. Using data from the 2010 Arizona Health Survey – a statewide survey that asked more than 8,200 Arizonans about their health and well-being – this information delves into many of the issues affecting access to health care, identifying characteristics of those facing barriers to care and reasons behind those barriers. AZ 2010 Health Survey Data. July, 2011
This examination of veterans’ health adds to understanding the concerns that need to be addressed for this group. These results also foreshadow the anticipated wave of veterans from Afghanistan and Iraq who will be separating from the military in the next several years, bringing with them the need for substance use and mental health services. AZ 2010 Health Survey Data. May, 2011
The Arizona Health Survey data provide a comprehensive perspective on adult health factors that can be used to understand and address community health issues. Key findings in this report offer insights for local communities as well as state-level policy makers as they make decisions about substance use and abuse prevention, intervention and treatment services. This report covers a broad range of tobacco, alcohol, drug and mental health information. December, 2010