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What results-driven government looks like in Arizona

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Tribal gaming has been an essential part of Arizona’s economy for decades, operated by 16 of Arizona’s 22 tribes at 27 Tribal casinos (25 Class III, 2 Class II). And in 2024, Tribal leaders, regulators and operators are collaborating more than ever thanks to a first-of-its-kind convening and other...
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Arizona has seen an alarming rise of fentanyl and counterfeit pill deaths; in 2021, 96% of opioid deaths involved prescription or synthetic drugs. Naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, has been proven to save lives. The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS), the state’s...
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For the first 26 years of the Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund—a state-level version of the federal Superfund program that identifies and mitigates groundwater contamination—dozens of sites were identified as hazardous, but not a single one was remediated and delisted. The sites, often old...
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The rate of children in foster care in Arizona is the lowest it’s been in a decade, and critical services such as hold times for the child abuse hotline (1-888-SOS-CHILD) have also been improved thanks to the committment of the Arizona Department of Child Safety, partner agencies, foster parents and...

Success Stories

Examples of agencies improving government services using the Arizona Management System

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Community-based program serves foster youth after they turn 18

Problem Statement

Every year, hundreds of youth in Arizona turn 18 while in foster care and don’t have family support...

Action Taken

The Arizona Department of Child Safety implemented a program in January 2024 to help foster youth...

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Engaging decision makers for Arizonans with serious mental illness

Problem Statement

The Office of Human Rights at the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) provides...

Action Taken

This gap, coupled with community feedback, highlighted the need to analyze and optimize processes to...

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Engaging the community in improving Queen Creek water quality

Problem Statement

Queen Creek supports wildlife and tourism in the mountains near Superior and Globe, Arizona. Within...

Action Taken

In 2022, ADEQ undertook the significant responsibility of initiating the process for the creation of...

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Current progress for statewide priorities

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About the Government Transformation Office

Deploying and sustaining a culture of continuous improvement

The Arizona Government Transformation Office was established in 2012 to innovate and improve government processes so that Arizonans have more accessible and efficient state services.

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