Arizona Health Survey data is geographically coded, creating the potential for community development practitioners to learn more about the lifestyles and behaviors of people residing in specific areas in Arizona. Of course, research standards must be applied to determine whether appropriate sample sizes are available.
Data matter most when they are used to illuminate opportunities for making a difference. Arizona Health Survey’s hundreds of health data points can inform understanding, determine a community’s baseline status or point to potential for new direction. It starts with engaging in the data. Consider:
- Broader reports on access and coverage, behaviors and social determinants.
- Contacting SLHI staff to discuss your community development objectives and how Arizona Health Survey data may be able to help.
- Working with SLHI and qualified data analysts to develop new learning from the Arizona Health Survey dataset.
- Requesting data that you independently analyze. The data are yours to use.