Rural Resources

May 28, 2024

This week’s article contains resources for individuals, communities, and community health workers living in Arizona, with a focus on resources for Arizonans in rural areas. This is the final news article that will be published on AZHEALTHTXT, but our website including all of its resources and articles will remain accessible. The organizations listed below will continue to provide up-to-date health information and news.  

211 Arizona 

Arizona 211 allows you to search statewide resources by location and service or program type. They offer a variety of food, healthcare, heat relief, transportation, and rental and utility assistance services. You can quickly access 211 resources by searching on the website or by calling 211 


The Arizona Community Health Workers Association is a professional association created to inform and unite culturally diverse community health workers across disciplines. AzCHOW is hosting the 2024 Roots conference in June, which you can register for here. Interested in becoming a Community Health Worker? Click here to view a list of Approved Arizona CHW Training Programs. You can also request training directly through their website by clicking here 

University of Arizona Mobile Health Unit 

The University of Arizona Mobile Health Unit operates throughout Arizona and focuses on screening for and the prevention of chronic health diseases, especially diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, overweight, and obesity. Other services offered include referrals to other programs, substance abuse resources, STI treatment, mental health services, and assistance with enrolling for medical insurance coverage. There are 2 Mobile Health Units: one based in Tuscon and one based in Phoenix. Click here to view the Tucson Mobile Health Unit calendar on our website 


The Arizona Center for Rural Health hosted by the University of Arizona provides news, resources, events, and training opportunities specifically for Arizona’s rural population. Click here to learn about the 50th Annual Arizona Rural Health Conference, which will be hosted in June. Check out the AzCRH Events page for detailed information about upcoming events. They also have a map created by the Arizona Department of Health Services that features medical services, childcare providers, and healthcare facilities throughout the state. 

AgriSafe Network 

AgriSafe Network is a national organization focusing on the health and well-being of agricultural workers such as farmers and ranchers. On the AgriSafe website, you can search by state or job title to learn more about protecting yourself from occupational hazards. Click here to learn more about AgriSafe’s current projects, including stress relief and mental health resources for farmers, as well as efforts to support marginalized groups. AgriSafe regularly covers health news by state, which you can view here 


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