Arizona Health Futures Policy Primers provide a nonpartisan guide to a better understanding of key terms and issues in the Arizona health policy landscape.
Getting All the Cards on the Table (April 2012)
The Premise and Promise of Health Insurance Rate Review in Arizona.
Graduate Medical Education in Arizona (March 2012)
A collaborative project of St. Luke’s Health Initiatives, Greater Valley Health Education Center and the Arizona Chamber Foundation focused on growing the physician pipeline.
A Closer Look at Proposals to Create an Arizona Health Insurance Exchange (May 2011)
Appraising Arizona’s first two health insurance exchange legislative bills and progress towards establishing a state-based exchange within the context of other states’ actions and federal guidance.
Taxing Matters: Health, Obesity and Public Policy Choices in Arizona (January 2010)
On public policy alternatives that Arizona might entertain to curb the obesity epidemic, specifically tax policy that has come to the fore as states face declining revenue and rising health care and social costs related to obesity and chronic diseases.
Better, Quicker, Cheaper: Educating Nurses and Allied Health Workers in Arizona (August 2007)
On better understanding Arizona’s healthcare workforce training issues and ways to effectively address them.
The Tie That Binds: Graduate Medical Education in Arizona (March 2007)
On Graduate Medical Education (GME) and its role in ensuring Arizona’s health care workforce growth.
You Call The Tune: The Promise and Challenge of Consumer-Directed Care (November 2006)
On the growing application of consumer-directed care among persons with physical and mental disabilities.
Can This Marriage Be Saved? Physician-Hospital Relationships (December 2005)
Implications of changing physician-hospital relations for issues of health care access, quality and cost.
If We’re So Smart: The Use of Evidence in Healthcare Practice and Policy (May 2005)
A look at the nexus of research-based evidence and political decision-making.
Controlling the Curve: Health Workforce Regulation in Arizona (October 2004)
The impact of licensing on workforce supply and scope of practice.
Struggle to Communicate: Medical Interpretation in Arizona (April 2004)
Language interpretation services in the medical setting.
The Maze: Health Insurance Rate Regulation in Arizona (November 2003)
The impact of private health insurance rate regulation on healthcare access and affordability.
Deconstructing DSH (July 2003)
Disproportionate share hospital payments – financing healthcare for low-income populations.
Crisis of Mission: The Future of the Public Hospital in Arizona (April 2003)
The role of public hospitals in an increasingly privatized healthcare system.
Graduate Medical Education (January 2003)
Funding of medical residence training programs.