What makes a community healthy? Jobs? Access to healthcare? A safe space to play? The availability of healthy food? Your help is important. Will you join the initiative?

The mission of Healthy Cochise is to motivate and guide the diverse and unique communities within Cochise County to actively participate in identifying and addressing health concerns in their neighborhood, towns and surrounding communities.  Addressing health, social and economic factors, each community task force will focus on what is most needed to improve the community in which they live.

The Community Health Assessment (CHA) – October through December 2016
2458 people completed a CHA survey, over 300 in Spanish!
146 people attended a Town Hall meeting in their community to inform the CHA survey.
17 people participated in Key Informant interviews about critical issues in the community.
122 people attended a Public Forum to hear preliminary results of the CHA survey*

CLICK HERE to view the FINAL 2017 Cochise County Community Health Assessment

CHA community health PRIORITIES in Cochise County:

  1. Mental Health & Substance Abuse

  2. Jobs and a Healthy Economy

  3. Healthy Eating, Diabetes & Obesity

CLICK HERE to view the FINAL 2018 Cochise County Community Health Improvement Plan

The CHIP provides overall guidance and direction for all community health and other health-related projects throughout Cochise County.   The CHA and CHIP are useful to everyone in assessing needs, providing services, making policy change and securing funds for health-related services and projects in all the neighborhoods, towns and communities in our county.


The Cochise Healthy Communities Initiative is seeking to develop collaborations with organizations, groups, committees, individuals, projects, programs and task forces in order to streamline work on similar issues using the same strategies toward achieving the same goals.  The Initiative wants to help make sure that everyone knows what everyone else is doing so we can combine our resources, skills and strengths to leverage even larger resources, like funding.

As a HEALTHY COCHISE Partner you can: Help us develop the CHIP (Community Health Improvement Plan), put HEALTHY COCHISE on your organization’s website and Facebook page, attend a Healthy Community Committee strategic planning training session (info coming soon), send a staff representative to your local Healthy Community Committee, keep us informed of what you are doing, attend the next HEALTHY COCHISE Summit.

To sign on as a HEALTHY COCHISE partner email jmartinez@cochise.az.gov


Arizona At Work

BeHealthy! Sierra Vista

Benson Hospital

Canyon Vista Medical Center

Cenpatico Integrated Care

Child & Family Resources, Inc.

Chiricahua Community Health Centers

Cochise Area Agency on Aging

Cochise College Nursing Program

Cochise County Board of Supervisors

Cochise County Board of Health

Cochise County Health and Social Services

Cochise County Housing Authority

Cochise County Public Fiduciary

Cochise County Sheriff’s Office

Cochise ReEntry Coalition

Community Food Bank of Southern AZ

Copper Queen Community Hospital

Douglas Turning Point

Easterseals Blake Foundation

First Things First Cochise Regional Council

Fort Huachuca Community Health Promotion Council

Fry Fire Department

Healthy Benson

Healthy Tombstone

Healthy Willcox

IMPACT Sierra Vista

KCTR – Televista Media – Chuck Alton

Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona

Naco Wellness Initiative

National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI)

Northern Cochise Community Hospital

Southern Arizona Behavioral Health Services (SEABHS)

South Eastern Arizona Government Organization (SEAGO)

University of Arizona Cooperative Extension