Our Work


Increasing Access to Care

The health care system is working through a coverage expansion unlike any other since 1965, at the same time that it seeks to improve care quality and reduce care costs. Some have … [Read More]


Advocating for Complete Streets

More livable, safer and accessible streets may be destined for a Phoenix city block near you, thanks to grassroots efforts and development of a pioneering working group made up of … [Read More]


Building Organizational Capacity

The Technical Assistance Partnership's (TAP) outreach and collaborative consulting model typically directly impacts about 75 organizations annually, with farther reaching effects … [Read More]


Reinventing Neighborhoods

SLHI, the City of Phoenix and Arizona State University have partnered to implement a Department of Housing and Urban Development grant with the goal of reimagining - and … [Read More]


Building Powerful Alliances

Building healthier communities requires work that today often exist in terms of wills, but not always skills. SLHI's work with Maryvale, South Phoenix, and the Health Equity … [Read More]

Latest News

2015 Innovation Grants Announced

It's not the idea. It's what you do with it. In April 2015, SLHI completed its second round of Innovation Grant funding focused on ideas that trigger policy and systems change. This year we also developed a special … [Read More]

A Food Policy Coalition For Maricopa County

Try googling the words "Food Policy Coalition." You’ll notice that there are a lot of them across the country. You won’t yet find much for Arizona, but in Maricopa County that's changing right now. St. Luke’s Health … [Read More]

Health Workforce, Healthy Economy

Arizona wants a more highly-paid workforce. Arizona needs more health care professionals. The intersection of those two thoughts drove a new partnership and publication. Health Workforce, Healthy Economy is a Policy Primer … [Read More]

Reinvent PHX

Cities - how they’re built, and the ways we live in them - affect our health. A century ago, planners improved health by reducing industrial and sanitation hazards. Now the challenges are different, but many opportunities … [Read More]

Arizona Gives Day: $2 Million Strong!

April 7, 2015 marked a milestone for Arizona. The third annual Arizona Gives Day raised $2,054,417 for 537 nonprofits in just 24 short hours. It was the first year of an exclusive media partnership with NBC affiliates in … [Read More]

Covering Arizona

They say seeing is believing. So see for yourself how the Affordable Care Act is impacting health insurance for Arizonans. Download SLHI’s infographic on the subject. It starts with the good news. 474,057 people now have … [Read More]