The Arizona Center for Rural Health (AzCRH) has served the state for over 40 years through its mission to improve the health and wellness of Arizona’s rural and underserved populations. The Center houses the State Office of Rural Health (AzSORH), the Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (AzFlex), the Small Hospital Improvement Program (AzSHIP) and other programs, education, research and services. 

AzCRH serves rural Arizona by:

  • Providing education and technical assistance to rural partners, hospitals, and providers;
  • Training, recruiting and retaining health professionals for rural practice;
  • Helping Community Health Centers (Federally Qualified Health Centers and Rural Health Clinics), Critical Access Hospitals and other private and public providers adapt to the rapidly changing rural health system;
  • Identifying and addressing the unmet health needs of Arizonans living in rural areas;
  • Translating data to inform providers, policymakers and stakeholders about legislation and regulation related to rural health care access, financing, delivery and quality.   

► The AZ3RNet is the featured state for the week of December 6-13, 2014 on the national 3RNet website https://www.3rnet.org/.  

Celebrating the Power of Rural! Click here for links, resources and celebrations of the accomplishments of rural communities in Arizona.  


Data & Resources

Our library of rural health data and resources are available to help you with your research.
AZ Border Region Data
Manuals & Toolkits
Health & Needs Assessments
Rural Health Data Sources
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AZ Flex Program

The AZ Flexibility Program supports clinics and hospitals serving rural communities.
AZ Flex Events
CAHs and RHCs
Emergency Medical Services
Flex Resources
Health Information Technology
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About Us

The Center for Rural Health is part of the Mel Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona
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