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Wayne Decker, co-director of the School of Geography and Development at the University of Arizona, talks about a new Master's program that focuses on combating global poverty and hunger.

Combating Global Poverty From Tucson

New master’s degree trains students to tackle economic issues worldwide.

Mental Illness, Poverty Form Vicious Circle

Tucson organization helps people facing challenges of illness and limited resources find hope and purpose.

New Indoor Sports Facility in Pima County

The largest in Southern Arizona, public preview on July 18.

Veterans Make Up 16% of Homeless Adults, US officials say

Tucson nonprofit focuses on helping, hoping to decrease that number; Gus Hasdorff's story.

Local Efforts Offer Help, Give Hope to Homeless

Three organizations working to fill the poverty gap.

A mobile dental RV is working to put dentistry in reach of school children in rural areas.

Rural Dental Program Serves Low-Income Areas

Complete office in RV plies highways, byways of Pima, Santa Cruz counties, meeting rural needs.

Domestic Violence has surged as the economy sunk

Domestic Violence Deaths Spike in Pima County

13 so far this year, compared with 17 all of last year, says head of agency that assists victims.

AZ Health Centers Awarded $2.3 Million

El Rio received $290K; the money will go toward funding programs to help patients find insurance under Affordable Care Act.

Beth Gorman, senior program manager for the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, speaks about a recent regional survey that inquired about residents' support for clean air activities.

Survey Finds Air Quality Important to Community

Pima County's campaign has received positive response from people, survey found.

Residents of Ajo face some challenges, however there are different efforts to help out.

Ajo Aims to Become Greener, Healthier

Town's residents seek economic opportunities.

Residents in Ajo are making an effort to increase the amount of healthy foods in their community and encourage more exercise by getting people to participate in gardening projects throughout the town.

Ajo: From 'Food Desert' to 'Food Oasis' through Gardening

Healthy lifestyles, local sourcing goals of regional partnership for former mining community.

3/29/12

'Nuestra Salud' Coalition Awarded $990K Grant

The health partnership using money to ensure more Arizona children get health care.

Doctors, Patients Turn to Food as Medicine

Research reveals that diet can do more than please the palate--it can heal the body too.

Doctors, Patients Turn to Food as Medicine

Research reveals that diet can do more than please the palate--it can heal the body too.

Larry Aldrich, Executive Director of the Arizona Business Coalition on Health and Francisco Garcia, Director of the Pima County Health Department discuss how the two organizations are coming together in order to make the state of Arizona healthier.

Health Coalition Wants Employers to Promote Wellness

New statewide group says better health means cheaper health care.

Dee Quinn from the University of Arizona College of Medicine & Pharmacy and Director of AZ Pregnancy Riskline, tells us about OTIS a group that gathers and shares information on birth defect and gives treatment recommendations to expectant and nursing mothers.

Safety Concerns Addressed for Expecting and Nursing Mothers

MotherToBaby is available to women with questions on pregnancy, health.

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