AZCIR's Report for America Fund

AZCIR partnered with Report for America to hire Shaena Montanari as our newsroom's investigative health reporter. RFA supports half of Shaena’s salary, challenging AZCIR to cover the rest through community donations. 

Will you help AZCIR raise $25,000 to cover a portion of Shaena’s salary, and to help offset reporting costs such as statewide travel and public records?

Posted inHealth

Babies born exposed to opioids grew fivefold in ten years in Arizona

In 2016, the last complete year for which data is available, 790 Arizonans died of an opioid overdose. The drugs’ spread has been several times more dramatic for a small and vulnerable population: pregnant mothers and newborns. The number of infants born with opioid withdrawal symptoms in Arizona has increased almost five-fold during roughly the same period.