Everyone Deserves Quality Healthcare

Population Health

The Arizona Alliance for Community Health Centers (the Alliance) collaborates with Community Health Centers (CHCs) to advance clinical quality and performance by advising on care considerations and approaches to best meet patients’ real-life situations. We recognize social determinants of health (the conditions in the environments where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age) have a profound impact on health outcomes. We work with our CHCs to address health disparities and ensure everyone has the opportunity to achieve optimal health. Our areas of focus include quality improvement, integrated services (including & behavioral health and pharmacy), substance use disorder, domestic & sexual violence, and special populations.

HRSA Funded Special Populations

The Alliance supports efforts to reach out to federally-designated special populations, which include migrant and seasonal agricultural workers, individuals and families experiencing homelessness, and those living in public housing. Some Community Health Centers receive additional funding to focus on ensuring these groups receive health services. Learn more about each population below and visit our Training & Events page for information on upcoming trainings that may address these topics.

  • Agricultural Workers
    Individuals and Families
  • Experiencing Homelessness
  • Residents of Public Housing

Other Special Populations

The Alliance also supports our Community Health Centers in their efforts to better serve other special populations, including gender and sexual minorities, persons living with HIV/AIDS, persons recently released from prison/jail, and veterans. If there are any other special populations in the state that may need specific considerations, please reach out to us and we will do our best to find resources to help you better serve these populations.

  • Gender and Sexual Minorities
  • Persons Living with HIV/AIDS
  • Persons Recently Released from Prison/Jail
  • Veterans

Language Access

In partnership with the Arizona Department of Health Services Health Disparities Center, we have developed materials to make it easier for Limited English Proficiency patients to identify their language to providers, as well as make providers and patients aware of the patients’ rights. Click here to access a printable language card you can use at your clinic.

Have questions or want to learn more about the work we are doing in this area? Contact our Director of Special Populations and Population Health, Emily Oake, at emilyo@aachc.org.