MAP White Papers

The Impact of Social Determinants of Health on Technology Access, Health Behaviors, and Health Status in Southern Arizona

The Role of Social Determinants of Health in Tucson, Arizona MSA The ability to respond to health threats and support health-promoting behaviors is essential for local, state, and federal stakeholders. Chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancers, lung diseases...

A Profile-Based Approach to Indexing Housing Vulnerability in Tucson: A Case Study of Manufactured Housing

Housing insecurity is the uncertainty felt by individuals and households about the stability, safety, adequacy, or affordability of their home and neighborhood (Raymond et al. 2018, Cox et al. 2019). Households can be insecure for many reasons, from overcrowding and...

Local Governance, Civil Discourse, and Social Media: Charting Incivility From and Directed at Tucson-Area Elected Officials

Civility has long been understood as a central element of an effective democracy. From the ancient Athenian forums to modern calls for deliberation and dialogue, a commitment to civil discourse has been viewed as a democratic ideal. In the United...