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This study examines how housing and in-home supports affect public spending on individuals with chronic mental illness in Maricopa County, Arizona.
This analysis shows that Arizona continues on a path of unsustainable groundwater use that threatens the health and welfare of our state. It is not too late for a course correction, but that will require that Arizonans face the truth and make bold choices.
Arizonans are facing a growing problem: low- and middle-income rental housing has become increasingly unaffordable and scarce in one of the nation’s fastest-growing states. Rent increases have far outpaced inflation and wage growth. This surge in rental prices puts low- and middle-income renters at risk, and many Arizona renters have struggled to keep up. This report identifies and evaluates the availability and affordability challenges facing Arizona renters, analyzes the causes, and discusses potential policy responses.
Water is the foundation of public health, economic opportunity, unique natural areas and quality of life in any community. Much attention has been paid to the sustainable management of water supplies, as well as the responsible investment in the infrastructure that supports the delivery of safe, clean water. In more recent years, issues regarding broad and fair access to safe, clean water in a community—water equity—have come into sharper focus.
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are traumatic events such as abuse, neglect, and household dysfunction that occur during childhood. For more than 20 years, researchers and public health officials have studied the impact of adversity on the growth and development of children and the chronic health conditions they develop as adults. This research brief puts a financial cost on the negative health outcomes for some Arizona women who were exposed to ACEs as children.
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New research from Arizona State University has found that it’s cheaper to build permanent, supportive housing for people who have chronic mental illness than it is to let them become homeless.
Since 2016, Jake Agron has led the Arizona Senate Research Department, which provides nonpartisan, objective research and policy analysis to the elected members of the chamber.
A new study done at Arizona State University has, for the first time, quantified the health-care cost of women in Arizona who experienced trauma as children, pegging the amount at $260 million for
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