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Community Health Services

Leslie Horton, Director

1090 Commerce Drive, Prescott, AZ 86305


Mission Statement

Yavapai County Community Health Services provides leadership, information, and services that contribute

to improving the health and well-being of Yavapai County residents.

Budget Memorandum

Total YCCHS anticipated revenue for FY 2022-2023 from all sources is expected to be $13,761,142. The Department has budgeted to receive from the County General Fund $411,204, which constitutes 3% of the total anticipated revenue. YCCHS effectively utilizes County, state, federal and other grant money as well as fee generated revenues to provide programs and services to protect and improve the health and well-being of residents and visitors of Yavapai County. We continue to fine-tune finance and budgeting processes, and look for opportunities to save money in order to operate efficiently in 2022-2023, while maintaining high quality service provision.

FY 21/22 continued to be a challenging year due to the ongoing COVID Pandemic. CHS strengthened our community response by continuing to meet the needs of our community with everchanging and complex scenarios. Our staff worked in conjunction with County schools to offer COVID testing and has partnered with ADHS to provide testing services through grant funding to our community in multiple locations. Our Emergency Preparedness team continues to demonstrate outstanding organizational skills to distribute PPE to our Community partners. Our Community Health Educators are excited to be back out in the community and the schools. The Public Health Nurse team has been strategic in the administration of COVID vaccines to our Community and continues to help community partners as well. Attached is the Public Health annual report highlighting 2021 activities.

Public Health staff make meaningful contact with over 50,000 residents, providing high impact health education to all ages, health screening, child and adult immunizations, home health, WIC nutrition services and communicable disease monitoring. Environmental Health continues to protect our residents and visitors with inspections, food worker trainings, and monitoring the mosquito population. The Public Health Protection program has been moved to center stage this year to respond to the pandemic and maintains readiness for possible outbreaks, health and non-health emergencies, and has a Medical Reserve Corps of nearly 100 medical professionals who have been called to action this year. Vital Records will process 1,322 birth certificates for an estimated 1,724 births and 21,038 death certificates for an estimated 4,102 deaths.

YCCHS is very excited to work on all the new funding opportunities that were received over the last year. ADHS has been the pass-through grantor for COVID specific funding, most of which is coming from the CDC. These funds total $10,812,250 and YCCHS has already received or is in the process of receiving these new grant funds. The funds will be spent over the next two fiscal years and are focused on COVID immunization, epidemiology and data reporting. These funds will be used to assist with PPE dispersal, data reporting for the ASIIS data system, and ADHS and to provide community outreach and education from both the Nursing and Health Educator teams.

YCCHS is looking forward to FY 22/23 and finding ways to combine COVID response with our regular programs. By continuing to assess the evolving health needs of our communities, YCCHS responds through innovative community-based approaches such as rural and high-risk immunization clinics, substance abuse and trauma interventions, developing local policies to support better health, and more. These research-driven programs are in some cases gaining national attention and made possible through collaborative local partnerships, support from Yavapai County, and devoted team members willing to go the extra mile to assure that programs reach those that need them most.

To view the Community Health Services Annual Report, please use this link:

CHS Annual Report