Impact & news

Continuous improvement across state government

Seeing continuous improvement in practice is the best way to understand the impact this work has on people across Arizona. Agencies and the governor's office are working together to improve outcomes for Arizonans in the areas of education; housing and human services; reproductive freedom and health care; resilience, water and the environment; public safety, border security and corrections; an affordable and thriving economy; and infrastructure. 

These are just a few recent examples of successful improvements and the human impact of this work. 

Current Highlights

Learn more about what continuous improvement looks like in Arizona.

The more than 34,000 public servants who make up the state government share a passion for making Arizona the best place it can be to live, work...

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...

To build an Arizona for everyone, it’s necessary to put people at the center of everything we do. But what does a people-centered government look...

Arizona has seen an alarming rise of fentanyl and counterfeit pill deaths; in 2021, 96% of opioid deaths involved prescription or synthetic drugs...

For the first 26 years of the Water Quality Assurance Revolving Fund—a state-level version of the federal Superfund program that identifies and...

Metrics and Performance

Current progress for key statewide initiatives

Square feet office space reduction
Active agency breakthrough projects
State employees working remotely

Success Stories

Examples of agencies improving government services using the Arizona Management System

Three youth looking over a horizon

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...

One hand comforts another

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...

Three DEQ staff pose on a bridge

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...