Arizona’s School Readiness Action Plan:
The AHCCCS Report Card on Children’s Preventive
Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System
Anthony D. Rodgers, Director
Prepared by the Division of Health Care Management
ll children in Arizona enter first grade safe,
healthy and ready to succeed.
The Vision of the Arizona School Readiness Action Plan
HCCCS the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System has a
major role in helping to prepare children for school by ensuring that many
of them, especially those whose parents earn a minimal income and would
otherwise have no medical insurance, receive the health care they need to grow
The first years of life are critical to the long-term health and well-being of children. Recent
studies estimate that 15 to 17 percent of all children and one-third of low-income children
are at risk of developmental or behavioral delays. Child health care
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