The Urban Farming WorkBook provides an overview of key concepts and innovations, as well as resources and toolkits. Topics covered range from starting an urban agriculture enterprise to the community benefits of urban farms.
Studies & Research
Vitalyst Health Foundation periodically issues studies and research to assess selected health issues in Arizona. This work is a combination of grants to research organizations, contracts with individual researchers and consultants, and Vitalyst staff. In addition to Web access, most of these publications are available in hard copy via request.
Health Impact Assessments (HIAs) are gaining popularity across the nation, with 20 assessments completed or underway in Arizona. HIAs are used to anticipate the impact of a proposed public policy on individual and community health. “Lessons Learned from Arizona: Promising Practices for Health Impact Assessments” captures the reflections and insights from HIA practitioners.
Vitalyst Health Foundation, with support from the City of Phoenix, commissioned the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) to conduct a series of health care talent surveys. This effort has resulted in talent reports for: Community Health Centers in Maricopa County, Home Health Agencies, Long-Term Care Facilities, and Hospitals in Arizona.