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Arizona Center for Rural Health annual report

Read about the many ways the Arizona Center for Rural Health works to improve health and wellness for Arizona's rural and underserved populations in the 2022-23 Annual Report. The report highlights collaborations and progress in our new and long-standing programs and partnerships throughout the state. 

AzCRH houses federal and state grants and provides webinars, conferences, technical assistance, data, analyses and reports to inform and support Arizonans, providers and policymakers on rural health services, best practices, legislation and regulation. AzCRH also serves as a pass through of federal and state information and support to rural health providers, partners and stakeholders. 

The State of Arizona, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and other FY’23 grant funded AzCRH initiatives included: 

  • Arizona State Office of Rural Health: state and federally designated and funded. 
  • Health Resources & Services Administration Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program.
  • HRSA Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program. 
  • ADHS, ARPA, CDC and SAMHSA funding allowed AzCRH to provide technical assistance, education and information exchange between federal funding and rural health providers including Arizona’s 17 critical access hospitals, 52 rural health clinics, 21 community health center systems in their 172 federally qualified health center sites, 15 Indian Health Service and 18 Tribal-operated (P.L. 638) clinics and hospitals (see map). 

We look forward to continued engagement and collaboration with partners across Arizona in 2024.


Faculty, Staff, Students, Alumni, Community
University of Arizona Health Sciences, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health


Ann Garn
Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Arizona Center for Rural Health