Community Health Analysis Areas

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The Texas Sharpshooter

By |June 1st, 2012|

There’s an old tale about a Texas “Sharpshooter” that pulls his pistol out of his holster and shoots at the broad side of a barn pretty much at random without aiming.  Then he goes up to the barn with a paintbrush and draws a circle around the bullet holes and says: “See, I have perfect [...]

Doctor/Patient Density- Our Online Gap Analysis Map

By |April 30th, 2012|

In public health it’s good to know where the resources are – and where they're short. Our Health Systems Development team created an excellent online tool to help our partners keep track of resources --  to see where we have enough physicians and where we could use more.  It also shows how much of an area is [...]

The ABC’s of our Community Health Analysis Areas

By |January 28th, 2011|

Several years ago, our public health statistics team divided the State into 126 Community Health Analysis Areas to help us analyze data for various disease monitoring programs.  The initial trigger to develop the CHAAs was a 1988 law that directed the ADHS to use the data in the cancer registry to identify areas and populations that need [...]

New High-Tech Interactive Arizona Cancer Registry Website

By |December 1st, 2010|

Our Arizona Cancer Center has developed a highly interactive new website using state-of-the-art GIS technology.  This nifty new website lets the public and researchers access cancer data by communities (Community Health Analysis Areas).  It allows easy access to age adjusted incidence rates and counts for 13 cancers that have public health implications.  The website visualizes [...]

Arizona Cancer Registry

By |May 5th, 2010|

The ADHS Arizona Cancer Registry is a population-based surveillance system that collects, manages and analyzes information on the incidence, survival and mortality of persons having been diagnosed with cancer. We began collecting cancer case information in 1981.  The Registry has data available describing cancer in Arizona using a variety of descriptors, including site of origin, age, [...]