Women’s Health

If you are seeking women’s healthcare services in Arizona, please visit our Community Health Center Locator to find a health center near you.

AACHC promotes the importance of a comprehensive approach to women’s health, recognizing there are many components to wellness and that women have unique and complex health-related needs. AACHC’s Women’s Health Programs focus on women’s health needs in Arizona with an emphasis on increasing access to care and improving health outcomes for women throughout the state.

Domestic and Sexual Violence
Through a Rural Program Grant from the Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women, AACHC has worked since 2007 to integrate domestic and sexual violence services into the healthcare setting. Four rural Arizona Community Health Center sites have partnered with AACHC on the Rural Community Health Center Domestic and Sexual Violence Program:

  • Chiricahua Community Health Center (Elfrida)
  • Mariposa Community Health Center, Inc (Nogales)
  • North Country HealthCare (Holbrook)
  • North Country HealthCare (St. Johns)

Health center partners address domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking through:

  • Universal, confidential screening for domestic violence during healthcare visits
  • Direct advocacy services
  • Supportive services to children and family members in homes where domestic violence occurred
  • Trainings to professionals in a variety of fields, including healthcare, child care, law enforcement, and education
  • Community education events to increase awareness of dating violence, domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking
  • Participation in coordinated community response to domestic violence, including regular collaboration with a wide variety of community partners to better address accountability for perpetrators and needs of victims

Arizona Rural Women’s Health Network
The Arizona Rural Women’s Health Network (AzRWHN) strives to improve the health of all women living in rural Arizona. The Network is a collaborative effort of various health care providers, health education centers, non-profit community organizations, government entities and for profit organizations. The Network’s mission is to build our partners’ capacity to cultivate and promote innovative policies, practices, and services that improve the health of women in rural Arizona.

AACHC houses the AzRWHN staff and is also a member of the Network.

Currently AzRWHN has a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant. Canyonlands Healthcare in Page, AZ (http://www.canyonlandschc.org) was awarded a Rural Health Opioid Program project grant to address opioid use disorder in rural Arizona. For more information about this program or to join AzRWHN please visit our website (http://azrwhn.org) or contact the AzRWH Director Leah Meyers at leahm@aachc.org or 602.288.7544.

For more information on AACHC’s Women’s Health Programs or if your organization is interested in partnering with AACHC on issues related to women’s health, please contact Lisa Nieri at lisan@aachc.org or 602.288.7557.

For links to a variety of women’s health resources, please click here.