Data and Reports

  1. Community Health Assessment
  2. Community Health Improvement Plan

In 2013, Cochise Health and Social Services (CHSS) completed their first Community Health Assessment (CHA) and Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP), with technical and funding support from the Arizona Department of Health Services. Building on the 2012 assessment, CHSS embarked on a collaborative approach to conduct the 2016 assessment, partnering with the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona, Benson Community Hospital, Copper Queen Community Hospital and Northern Cochise Community Hospital to bring together residents and community leaders, nonprofit and social service agencies, governmental institutions, and federally qualified community health centers to harness their collective resources, energy and expertise to identify and prioritize the major issues threatening the health and well-being of Cochise County residents.

Community Health Assessment

  1. 2021 CASPER


Cochise County Health & Social Services is conducting a Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response (CASPER) to assess the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Cochise households and assessing the health of the population and identifying factors that can improve public health. The goals of the CASPER are to rapidly obtain information about the needs of a community, produce population-based estimates for decision-makers, and assess new or changing needs.

A  CASPER helps local public health partners understand more about community health needs during the COVID-19 pandemic in Cochise County. Volunteers will be sent out in interview teams to go door-to-door in selected neighborhoods throughout Cochise County to administer a verbal questionnaire. Participation is completely voluntary. Questions in the survey will cover topics such as access to health insurance, impacts of the pandemic on individual households, and current health status of members of the household. The survey will be offered in English and Spanish.


POSTPONED TO SPRING 2022. The Cochise County CASPER will be conducted on November 2-4, 2021. The surveys will be conducted in select neighborhoods between the hours of 11:00 AM and 6:00 PM. Selected neighborhoods will be notified via flyers and door hangers ahead of time that their neighborhood has been selected.


The assessment will take place in 29 randomly selected neighborhoods all across Cochise County.

Get Involved:

If you would like to get involved as a volunteer to help in conducting the CASPER, please visit our volunteer registration page

  1. Overdose Fatality Review Annual Report

Cochise Health and Social Services (CHSS) convened its first Drug Overdose Fatality Review (OFR) team meeting in February of 2021. The OFR was established as a component of the statewide response to the opioid epidemic following Governor Ducey’s declaration of a public health emergency in April of 2017. The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) administers a statewide OFR program and supports local county OFR teams, as established under A.R.S. §36-198. This legislation granted counties the authority to request records from various entities, including the County Medical Examiner (ME), local law enforcement, local hospitals, health and behavioral health centers and the courts system, in order to review the documented circumstances surrounding each death.

Cochise Overdose Fatality Review Report

  1. COVID-19 Reports
  1. 2018 Reports
  1. 2017 Reports
  1. 2016 Reports