HHS Recovery Act: Arizona Highlights
Since the enactment of the Recovery Act in 2009, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has made $2.6 billion in stimulus funds available in the State of Arizona* for Community Health Centers, universities and other institutions in the State to provide fiscal relief, improve and expand access to health care, provide child care and other social services for its most vulnerable citizens, establish the infrastructure for health information technology, and conduct scientific research.
- $2.2 billion for the increased Federal share (FMAP) of State Medicaid costs.
- $105.9 million for scientific research, facilities and equipment, including:
- $15 million for the University of Arizona to build a facility for studies on cancer, cardiovascular, and neurological disorders.
- $6.5 million for Banner Alzheimer’s Institute for renovation and expansion.
- $58.1 million for the Child Care and Development Fund to increase access to child care and improve quality.
- $45.9 million for Early Head Start and Head Start programs to expand and improve quality.
- $36.6 million for Community Health Center services, construction, renovation, equipment, new service sites and health information technology (IT), including:
- $10.6 million for Flagstaff’s North Country Healthcare Inc. for a new service site, increased demand, construction and equipment.
- $1.3 million for Douglas’s Chiricahua Community Health Centers Inc. for construction, equipment and increased demand.
- $29 million for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).
- $24.1 million for health IT programs, including:
- $11.6 million to Arizona Health-e Connection, Phoenix, to establish a Regional Extension Center to provide health IT support services to doctors and other providers.
- $9.4 million to the Arizona Governor’s Office of Economic Recovery to facilitate health information exchange.
- $20.2 million through the Indian Health Service, including funds from the EPA, for health care facilities improvements, sanitation facilities, medical equipment and health IT.
- $15.8 million for the Communities Putting Prevention to Work initiative for Pima County obesity programs.
- $10.2 million for the Community Services Block Grant for community action agencies to reduce poverty.
- $4.3 million to support 89 National Health Service Corps clinicians providing primary health care in Health Professional Shortage Areas.
- $2.7 million for immunization programs.
- $2.2 million for meals and nutrition services for the elderly.
*The total funding in this document is based on the HHS Sept. 30, 2011, Financial and Activity Report (FAR) for the Recovery Act, available at the Department’s website, http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/reports/index.html, except for FMAP, which is based on the Oct. 21, 2011, FAR and FMAP obligations of $270 million in Recovery Act funds extended by P.L. 111-226. The highlights are a selection of programs funded by the Recovery Act and do not add up to the total funding within the State. For more information about individual HHS programs and Recovery Act funding, see http://www.hhs.gov/recovery/.
Last Updated: November 18, 2011