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Arizona Resources

  • Arizona Association of Community Health CentersExternal Link (AACHC)
    AACHC is the Primary Care Association (PCA) for the State of Arizona. All states have one designated PCA in order to advance both the expansion of Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and advocate for the health care interests of the medically underserved and uninsured.
      
  • Arizona Center on Aging, University of ArizonaExternal Link
    The Arizona Center on Aging is sponsored by the College of Nursing and the College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. Affiliation with the colleges reinforces the center's role in the Arizona Health Sciences Center and provides opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration on projects designed to improve the functional and behavioral status of frail older persons.
      
  • Arizona Department of Health ServicesExternal Link
    Emergency medical services, environmental health, epidemiology, State Lab, Healthy Arizona 2010, accident prevention, HIV/AIDS, dental and nutrition services, substance abuse and more.
      
  • Arizona Hospital and Healthcare AssociationExternal Link
    The Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association is an organization of hospitals and health systems dedicated to providing leadership on issues affecting the delivery, quality, accessibility and cost effectiveness of healthcare.
      
  • Arizona Living Well InstituteExternal Link
    A statewide collaborative of individuals, business and organizations committed to developing an efficient and effective system of delivering Healthy Living Workshops throughout Arizona.
      
  • Centers for Disease Control and PreventionExternal Link (CDC)
    The CDC provides a data source with charts, tables and maps describing the burden of falls with injury and mortality data by state. Arizona continues to have one of the highest fatal fall injury rates in the country for both men and women.
      
  • Fitbones - Arizona Osteoporosis AssociationExternal Link (AZOC)
    AZOC is working to prevent osteoporosis and educate Arizonans about their risks for fractures and osteoporosis.
      
  • Falls PreventionExternal Link
    Brought to you by the Arizona Falls Prevention CoalitionExternal Link, is designed to provide information, advice, helpful hints and tips to help prevent falls and fall injuries by the elderly in Arizona. By raising awareness of the issue and by providing advice to older adults, we hope to lower the occurrence of elderly falls in Maricopa County and across our state.
      
  • Healthy Aging ArizonaExternal Link
    The Healthy Aging Liaison Web site provides health information for Seniors and identifies resources for program planning, data on the health of older Arizonans and information on successful initiatives and strategies being used in Arizona communities to promote healthy lifestyles and maintain optimal levels of activity and well-being in older adults.
      
  • The Healthy Aging Communication NetworkExternal Link (HACN) 
    HACN provides communication tools on vital information, educational and evidence-based programs as resources to key partners, health professionals, the public and policy-makers. The HACN Web site contains HACN members can link to programs that support good health and reduce risk for disability for older adults. The HACN has three major focus areas: 
    Physical ActivityExternal LinkChronic Disease Prevention & ManagementExternal LinkFalls PreventionExternal Link. If you would like to join the HACN please complete their HACN Registry ApplicationExternal Link.
      
  • Health Services Advisory GroupExternal Link
    Arizona’s Medicare Quality Improvement Organization provides innovative leadership in health care quality improvement for federal, state and private clients. Primary focus is on improving processes of care and outcomes for patients.
      
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Aging InitiativeExternal Link
    Provides information on environmental health hazards and outlines simple and important preventative steps to reduce exposure to environmental hazards to protect ones’ health, particularly for older adults with chronic conditions such as heart disease, stroke, asthma, and COPD. The Web site includes information on programs such as “Building Healthy Communities for Active Aging,” which promotes livable communities for all ages and details on ‘Smart Growth’.

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National Resources

  • AARPExternal Link (formerly the American Association of Retired Persons)
    Information on eating well, exercise, disease prevention, and much more.
      
  • National Heart, Lung & Blood InstituteExternal Link (NHLBI)
    NHLBI provides leadership for a national program in diseases of the heart, blood vessels, lung and blood, blood resources, and sleep disorders.
      
  • Mayo Clinic Senior Health CenterExternal Link
    This site covers aging basics, senior health concerns; living healthy as well as health care decisions.
      
  • Kaiser Family FoundationExternal Link
    This site provides a wealth of information on aging, health-related issues, research studies and a number of tools to help in decision making with programs such as Medicare.
      
  • National Institute of Health (NIH) Senior HealthExternal Link
    This Web site has senior-friendly features including large print, short, easy-to-read segments of information and simple navigation. NIH Senior Health is a joint venture produced by the National Institute on Aging and the National Library of Medicine. This site provides a wealth of information on senior health, fitness and nutrition as well as diseases, and current research findings.
      
  • National Sleep FoundationExternal Link (NSF)
    Alerting the public, healthcare providers and policymakers to the life-and-death importance of adequate sleep is central to the mission of NSF, dedicated to improving the quality of life for Americans who suffer from sleep problems and disorders. This means helping the public better understand the importance of sleep and the benefits of good sleep habits, and recognizing the signs of sleep problems so that they can be properly diagnosed and treated.
      
  • UCLA Longevity CenterExternal Link
    Our mission is to enhance and extend productive and healthy life through preeminent research, education and community outreach.
      
  • U.S. Department of AgricultureExternal Link
    The Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion, an organization of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was established in 1994 to improve the nutrition and well-being of Americans. MyPlate is a new generation icon with the intent to prompt consumers to think about building a healthy plate at meal times.
      
  • U.S. Senate Special Committee on AgingExternal Link
    Throughout its existence, the Special Committee on Aging has served as a focal point in the Senate for discussion and debate on matters relating to older Americans. Often, the committee will submit its findings and recommendations for legislation to the Senate. In addition, the committee publishes materials of assistance to those interested in public policies which relate to the elderly.

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Specific Health Condition Resources
State and National non-profit organizations specializing in specific Healthcare conditions. Don't see what you're looking for? Be sure to check our Disability Resources section from the menu to the left for additional information.

  • National Alzheimer’s AssociationExternal Link
    The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research.
      
  • National Alzheimer’s Association, Arizona ChapterExternal Link
    The Desert Southwest Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization incorporated in the State of Arizona and governed by a local board of directors. All our work is devoted to providing service and support to Alzheimer's Patients, Family members and Caregivers throughout Arizona and southern Nevada.
      
  • Arthritis FoundationExternal Link
    The Arthritis Foundation is the only national not-for-profit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.
      
  • The American Cancer SocietyExternal Link (ACS)
    ACS is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization with State divisions and more than 3,400 local offices. Learn more about ACS, what we do, and our plans for the future by exploring our site.
      
  • American Diabetes AssociationExternal Link
    The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading 501(C)3 nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Founded in 1940, the American Diabetes Association conducts programs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, reaching hundreds of communities.
      
  • American Heart AssociationExternal Link
    Our mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question.
       
      
  • StressExternal Link
    Stress can be a reaction to a short-lived situation, such as being stuck in traffic. Or it can last a long time if you're dealing with relationship problems, a spouse's death or other serious situations. Stress becomes dangerous when it interferes with your ability to live a normal life over an extended period. You may feel tired, unable to concentrate or irritable. Stress can also damage your physical health.
      
  • Stress - Know the SignsExternal Link
    In small doses, stress may be good for you when it gives you a burst of energy. But too much stress or stress that lasts for a long time can take its toll on your body. If you’re feeling overwhelmed by stress, you’re not alone. In fact a survey of Americans found that one-third of people are living with extreme stress. Get connected to how you’re feeling and learn about the effects of stress on your whole body.
      
  • Vision - American Macular Degeneration FoundationExternal Link
    The American Macular Degeneration Foundation is committed to the prevention and cure of macular degeneration and offers hope and support to those afflicted and their families.

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