The Title V legislation requires the state, as part of its Application, to carry out a statewide Needs Assessment every five years that identifies the need for preventive and primary care services for pregnant women, mothers and infants up to age one; children and adolescents; and children with special health care needs up to age 26. The University of Arizona College of Public Health is collaborating with Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) to contribute the qualitative components of the Title V needs assessment, including focus groups, community forums and dissemination of results to community partners. Our approach involves (i) participation at state-wide meetings; (ii) conduct of focus groups with selected communities not traditionally heard including African American, Hispanic, Refugees, LGBTQ, Farm Workers, Families with Children with Special Health Care Needs and Youth; (iii) facilitation of community forums with community members and providers to get feedback on preliminary findings; and (iv) dissemination of results to community partners. Results will feed into priority setting for Title V programming for the next five years 2020 – 2025.
This project is funded by the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS).