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Health Innovations

The quality and accessibility of health and human services are critically important to our shared quality of life and the health of our communities.

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ACF funding in-depth reporting on Arizona’s foster care crisis

The Arizona Community Foundation makes important investments in community health, emerging research, and human services, and provides catalytic funding for medical and healthcare innovations and research.

Read about ACF's three-year grant to The Arizona Republic to support in-depth investigative reporting about child welfare in Arizona.

The Republic's team of experienced reporters will examine the systems meant to support more than 18,000 children currently in state care, investigate the reasons for the 28 percent increase in cases that has occurred in the past three years, and look for solutions that can help children who need it most.

ACF funds Morrison Institute for Public Policy research on Arizona's foster children

Read about the grant to the Morrison Institute for Public Policy.

Morrison Institute for Public Policy at ASU has released The 'Neglect of Neglect': Exploring the Less-Visible Side of Child Maltreatment, a white paper exploring the impact neglect has on children who enter Arizona's foster care system. While child abuse often captures news headlines and research studies, the fact is most Arizona children are removed from their homes and sent to foster care because of neglect, not abuse.

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