Grantee News

Self-Sufficiency Standard for Arizona 2019

Click here to read The Self-Sufficiency Standard for Arizona 2019, a report on non-partisan research sponsored by the Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona that examines the ability for families across Arizona to meet basic needs. It goes beyond federal poverty guidelines to show an accurate picture of what Arizona families need to survive without assistance. The report provides a detailed county-by-county breakdown of the income that families of 70 different configurations need to make ends meet in all 15 Arizona counties. It also documents the degree to which public support enables families to meet their basic needs while moving toward self-sufficiency.

Online Toolkit for People with New Diagnosis of Cancer

The University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine announces a new program for patients and their caregivers: CanHEAL: Cancer Health Empowerment Assistance, and Learning. This online toolkit, created with generous support from the Scheidel Foundation, is for people with a new diagnosis of cancer. It will guide patients and their families to learn about integrative care, point them toward useful resources, and suggest ways to discuss integrative medicine with healthcare professionals. Click here to visit the website.

Gun Violence and Mental Illness

Two segments of the August 8, 2019, broadcast of Arizona Spotlight on Arizona Public Media featured interviews with the Director of Epicenter and interim Director of grantee partner NAMI Southern Arizona on the connections people make between gun violence and mental illness. Click here to listen.

AZPM “Not Broken”

May is Mental Health Awareness month, and AZPM has scheduled Not Broken for May 27, 2019 at 9:00 pm on PBS 6, and on June 1 at 1:00 pm
on PLUS .

USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative

Stacy L. Smith, Founder and Director of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative at USC Annenberg, has been named to The Hollywood Reporter’s first-ever list of Agents of Change; the only academic included on the list. Click here to view the article.

Arts for All Receives Governor’s Award

Arts for All received the 2019 Arts in Education (Organization) award at the 38th Annual Governor’s Arts Awards. This award recognizes a nonprofit arts organization or a school that has demonstrated significant support for or participation in activities fostering excellence in, appreciation of, or access to arts education in the State of Arizona. Click here for the announcement.