HB 2111: Expand the Healthy Families Arizona Program

Healthy Families Arizona (HFAz) seeks to reinvest $10 million dollars from the Arizona state budget to support mothers and their families throughout Arizona. HFAz made it through the legislative process and is now on the table for budget negotiations. This is an evidence-based program designed to prevent child abuse and neglect by supporting new moms and their families through the first years of a child’s life.  Almost all HFAz participants are mothers. The funding would ensure eligible single and low-income moms have support from the beginning of their pregnancy through the child’s early years by expanding the Healthy Families Arizona Program.

WFSA is asking advocates to urge legislators to ensure that Healthy Families Arizona is allocated $10M of ongoing funding in the state budget.

HB 2111 Tracker

January 10

Arizona Legislative Session Begins

The 2022 session is expected to be one-of-a-kind with projected legislation that will directly impact women and girls in our state.

January 24

HB 2111 introduced in Committee on Health and Human Services

HB 2111 has been voted through to the Appropriations Committee on Monday, January 24. Thanks to WFSA advocates and community partners, the bill received 69 votes of support through the RTS system. Watch the bill proceeding here >> (tune in to 03:23:00)

February 16

HB 2111 passes in the Appropriations Committee

We did it! With the support of our community and advocates, HB 2111 passed the Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Watch the bill proceeding here>> (tune in to 00:12:25)

March 1

HB 2111 passes to the Senate

 The bill passed the House Floor with a 40-17-3 vote! This is great news and the bill is now headed over to the Senate.

April 1

Healthy Families Arizona Awaits Budget Negotiations

HFAz made it through the legislative process and is now on the table for budget negotiations.

Take Action Now!

If you have just a few minutes…

· Email or call your Legislators (both Representatives and your Senator) and encourage them to show support for HFAz funding within the state budget. (Remember to choose “Senate Roster” to find your Senator in the link above.)

· If you don’t know who your legislators are, you can find that information by typing in your address here.

If you want to do more…

· Email or call all Republican Legislators and encourage them to show support for HFAz funding within the state budget. (Again, remember to choose “Senate Roster” in the link above to see contact information for Senators.)