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Department of Health, Arizona

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The Department of Health Services is an agency in Arizona.

The purpose of the Department of Health Services is to promote and protect the health of Arizona citizens through direct care, public policy, and leadership, and the operation of programs in areas such as behavioral health, disease prevention and control, health promotion, community public health, environmental health, maternal and child health, emergency preparedness, regulation of childcare and assisted living centers, nursing homes, hospitals, and emergency services.[1]


The fiscal year 2011 agency requested budget totals $621,245.90. The actual 2009 budget totaled $600,081.50 and the 2010 budget totaled 524,606.70.[2]

Program Allocations
Administration $32,811.5
Public Health $20,449.3
Family Health $41,061.6
Behavioral Health $458,974.5
Arizona State Hospital $67,949.0
Total $621,245.9

The fiscal year 2011 operating budget totals $471,030.0, a $26,834.1 increase from the FY 2010 budget of $457,369.8. Other appropriated funds operating budget summary is as follows:[3]

Appropriated Fund Allocations
Service Fees Increase Fund $7,582.4
Tobacco Tax and Healthcare Fund $31,406.7
Capital Outlay Stabilization Fund $1,578.0
Child Care and Development Fund $832.2
Health Research Fund $0.0
Emergency Medical Services Operating Fund $5,154.8
Newborn Screening Program Fund $6,812.7
Substance Abuse Services Fund $2,250.0
Nursing Care Institution Protection Fund $38.0
Environmental Lab License Revolving Fund $935.2
Child Fatality Review Fund $99.1
Vital Records Electronic Systems Fund $433.7
Hearing and Speech Professionals Fund $321.9
The Arizona State Hospital Fund $18,898.4
DHS State Hospital Land Earnings Fund $1,150.0
DHS ‐ Indirect Cost Fund $7,827.5
Tobacco Tax and Healthcare Fund $31,406.7
Agency Total $85,320.6


The state's Medicaid program operates under the Arizona Healthcare Cost Containment System agency.[4] The agency offers health care coverage to qualifying Arizona residents. The program is facing a projected $73.3 million shortfall for fiscal year 2011. As of November 2010, the program had 1,357,142 members.[5]

The state's food assistance program, SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), is part of the national program to provide health food to qualifying families and individuals.[6]


Arizona Open Books is the state's official transparency website and reports the state's financial activities.[7]

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