PEI Projects and Partners

Participatory Evaluation Projects:

The AzPRC PEI is the evaluation partner for multiple projects with partners across Southern Arizona. These projects encompass a variety of partners and topics, including:

2THRIVE Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program: support optimal teen health through the replication of evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention programs and supplemental services in Yuma County, with a focus on San Luis and Somerton. Partner: Campesinos Sin Fronteras. Funder: Department of Health and Human Services Office of Population Affairs. 2THRIVE Program 2023-2028; THRIVE Program 2020-2023.

Cochise County "Salud Para Nuestra Gente" Health Disparities Initiative: enhance personal and organizational health literacy and achieve system and policy change that reduce COVID-19 impacts among socially vulnerable Cochise County Latino residents. Partners: Cochise County Health and Social Services, Arizona Community Health Workers Association, Chiricahua Community Health Centers, Inc., Pinal Hispanic Council, Southeast Arizona Health Education Center, Winchester Heights Health Organization. Funder: Arizona Department of Health Services, 2021-2024

Yuma County Health Literacy to Advance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19: support the implementation of evidence-based health literacy strategies that are culturally appropriate to enhance COVID-19 mitigation and vaccination efforts. Partners: Yuma County Health Department and Campesinos Sin Fronteras. Funder: Office of Minority Health. 2021-2023.

SOSA Consortium: Santa Cruz County Overcoming Substance Addiction Consortium to support SUD/OUD prevention, treatment, recovery, and workforce development. Partner: Mariposa Community Health Center. Funder: Health Services Resources Administration. 2019-2022; 2022-2025.

Yuma County CONNECT CHWs and Resilient Communities Project: support the training, engagement and deployment of community health workers to integrate into public health actions to manage COVID-19.  Partners: Yuma County Health Services District and Campesinos sin Fronteras. Funder: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Pinal Hispanic Council Restituir (Restore) Project: support organizational capacity to serve individuals with serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance or co-occurring disorders to restore services impacted by COVID-19. Partner: Pinal Hispanic Council. Funder; SAMHSA.

Pinal Hispanic Council Mental Health First Aid “Project Safety Net” : support mental health first aid training for first responders in Pinal County and strengthen referral systems. Partner: Pinal Hispanic Council. Funder: SAMHSA.



Work with Health Departments, Local Governments and nonprofits on Community Health Assessments:

Neighborhood Community Health Assessments in La Doce and Thrive in the 05. Complete a community health assessment for two neighborhoods in the City of Tucson to understand community priorities for the redevelopment of brownfield sites. Partner: City of Tucson. Funder: EPA Brownfield Revolving Loan Program. 2023.

Yuma County Community Health Assessment: the PEI is partnering with the Yuma County Public Health Services District to conduct a Community Health Assessment guided by the MAPP Process (Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Parnterships). The PEI will collect primary and secondary data to assess the health status of Yuma county and support health planning. Partner and funder: Yuma County Public Health Services District. 2023

Pima County Community Health Needs Assessment: collect primary and secondary data to assess the health status of Pima County and support community health planning and programming. Partners: Pima County Health Department and Tucson Medical Center. 2021. Completed report can be found here: