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Is it a cold or the flu? Can my child play sports if he has asthma? How do I talk to my daughter about her body changes?

Find answers to these health questions and many more by clicking on the links below.

2-1-1 Arizona – Community Information and Referral Services
Advance Care Directives
Information regarding Advance Care Directives (i.e. Living Will and/or a Durable Health Care Power of Attorney)

AHCCCS - Arizona's Medicaid Agency
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is Arizona's Medicaid agency that offers health care programs to serve Arizona residents. Individuals must meet certain income and other requirements to obtain services.

AHCCCS - Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
AHCCCS is Arizona's Medicaid program, designed to deliver quality health care under cutting-edge concepts of managed care. Over the years, independent evaluations repeatedly have praised the program's effectiveness. AHCCCS has received national acclaim as a model for other Medicaid programs.

AHCCCS - Member and Provider Survey Results

AHCCCS - Performance Measure Results
Alzheimer’s Association

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Academy of Pediatrics is committed to the success of the best physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. You'll find information regarding the Academy's many programs, activities and resources.

American Academy of Pediatrics – Arizona Chapter
The Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AZAAP) is a professional membership association comprised of pediatricians, pediatric sub-specialists, academicians, hospital administrators and physicians, nurse practitioners, school nurses and other child health care providers. AZAAP works collaboratively with a network of pediatricians, other medical professionals and child advocacy organizations to improve the health and well-being of Arizona's children and to further the education of pediatricians and the public in matters pertaining to children's health and wellbeing issues.

Arizona Advance Directive Registry
The Arizona Advance Directive Registry is a FREE database for the storage of advance directives (Living Will, Medical Power of Attorney, and Mental Health Power of Attorney).

Arizona Community Action Association
Arizona Community Action Association promotes economic self-sufficiency for low-income people.

Arizona Contractor Provider Survey Results
UnitedHealthcare Community Plan Physician Satisfaction Results

Arizona Department of Health Services
The Arizona Department of Health Services promotes and protects the health of Arizona’s children and adults. The Department operates programs in behavioral health, disease prevention and control, health promotion, community public health, environmental health, maternal and child health, emergency preparedness and regulation of childcare and assisted living centers, nursing homes, hospitals, other health care providers and emergency services.

American Diabetes Association
American Diabetes Associations provide education and health tips to improve the lives of all people affected with diabetes

Arizona Early Intervention Program (AEIP)
The Arizona Early Intervention Program, also known as AzEIP, is a statewide system of supports and services for families of children, birth to three, with disabilities or developmental delays.

Arizona Family Planning Council
Arizona Family Planning Council program offers a broad range of effective contraceptive methods (birth control) and related preventative health services on a voluntary and confidential basis.

Arizona Head Start Association
Head Start is a program that provides early childhood services for children ages birth to four years of old to prepare them for school readiness. Multiple locations available state-wide.

Arizona Healthcare Cost Containment System (AHCCCS)
AHCCCS Home Page – Information and services for Arizona families.

Arizona Medical Board (AMB)
The Arizona Medical Board licenses qualified allopathic physicians and is responsible for investigating patient complaints against physicians and when appropriate, taking disciplinary action against their licenses.

Arizona’s Smokers Helpline
Free service and information for Arizonans who wish to stop smoking.

Arizona Suicide Prevention Coalition

Asthma – American Lung Association
American Lung Association has many resources available to people living with asthma and their loved ones. They provide information and tools created by the American Lung Association for your use.

AZ Links (Aging and Disability Resource)
AZ Links is Arizona’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC), created to help Arizona Seniors, People with Disabilities, Caregivers and Family Members locate resources and services that meet their needs.

Behavioral Health Services
Provides behavioral health service recipients and their families, providers, advocates, and community members with information and resources related to the Regional Behavioral Health Authority (RBHA) regarding issues such as mental health support, substance abuse, depression and co-occurring disorders.

Each RBHA has a 24-hour crisis phone number to call if you need immediate help with an urgent behavioral health situation.

Centers for Disease Control ( is your online source for credible health information and is the official Web site of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is the federal agency that administers the Medicare program and monitors the Medicaid programs offered by each state.

Clinical Practice Guidelines

Community Information & Referral
Community Information & Referral is the key source of integrated information that brings people and services together every day with ease, compassion, and quality to meet vital needs in central and northern Arizona. Our vision is for all people to have easy access to information about the full range of health, human, and emergency services provided in Arizona communities.

Contractor Member Survey Results (Adults)

Contractor Member Survey Results (Child)

Cultural Competency Resources for the Disabled Community

Cultural Competency Resources for the LGBT Community

Department of Economic Security
Variety of assistance services and programs available to Arizona families.

Health-e-Arizona Plus
Health-e-Arizona is an on-line application for Arizona residents. Individuals can apply for AHCCCS Health Insurance coverage, KidsCare and KidsCare II, Nutrition Assistance, and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance. You can use Health-e-Arizona even if you have applied before or are currently receiving benefits.

Since 1997, healthfinder® has been recognized as a key resource for finding the best government and nonprofit health and human services information on the Internet. Healthfinder® links to carefully selected information and Web sites from over 1,700 health-related organizations.

Healthy Children
Healthy Children, a web site for parents and caregivers, provides a variety of tips, tools, schedules, checklists and more.

Hepatitis A
Click here to learn more about Hepatitis A in Arizona, for adults and children. 

HIV/AIDS Treatment Information Service
AIDSinfo is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) project that offers the latest federally approved information on HIV/AIDS clinical research, treatment and prevention, and medical practice guidelines for people living with HIV/AIDS, their families, friends, and health care providers.
The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare

Mentally Ill Kids in Distress (MIKID)

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

This website offers counseling programs to help people improve their lives. Services cover metal health, individual, marriage, family counseling as well as many other therapy.

Raising Special Kids
Raising Special Kids is a non-profit organization of families helping families of children with disabilities and special health needs in Arizona. All programs and services are provided to families free of charge.

Resources for Low-Cost or No-Cost Clinics in Arizona
New interactive web site to help people easily locate a clinic that provides free or low cost primary, mental and dental
health services to people without health insurance.

St Vincent de Paul
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international non-profit organization dedicated to serving the poor and providing others with the opportunity to serve. St Vincent de Paul provides medical and dental services to low-income, working families who are unable to afford insurance coverage.

Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services (TOPS)
TOPS provides teen specific pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting educational support so teens and their families can experience a positive outcome.

Tobacco Free Arizona
Tobacco Free Arizona strives to build individual, group, and community capacities to reduce the impact of commercial tobacco abuse. The goal of Tobacco Free Arizona is to use local and statewide resources, groundbreaking methods, and model national best practices to create a tobacco free future for Arizonans!

Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
Arizona Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) is a federally funded program providing residents with nutritious foods, nutrition education, and referrals. WIC serves pregnant, breastfeeding, and postpartum women, and infants and children under age five who meet WIC eligibility guidelines.

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