The Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS) is proud to lead and be a part of Arizona's strong public health system, providing safe parks, clean air, clean water, safe meals, and a healthy environment to raise our families. The public health system in Arizona is decentralized, with county health departments having primary jurisdiction over most public health functions across the state. ADHS works with county health departments, tribes, and community partners to promote and protect the health of Arizona’s children and adults by providing leadership and setting the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, and public policy. Like many public health departments around the country, the COVID-19 pandemic illuminated weaknesses in Arizona’s public health system. ADHS has begun shaping the foundation in meeting the needs of a rapidly evolving public health system which will require investment both in new agile and reusable infrastructure as well as an investment in the workforce. The ADHS will strive to become a more innovative and resilient public health agency and leader by implementing multiple strategies in Component A aimed at hiring, retaining, sustaining, and training the public health workforce, while also strengthening the foundational capabilities of Arizona’s public health system. ADHS will measure the ability to reach the following outcomes for Component A: Increased hiring of diverse staff; Improved organizational systems and processes; More modern and efficient data infrastructure; Increased data interoperability; Increased size and capabilities of the PH workforce; Stronger public health foundational capabilities, Increased availability and use of public health data; and Increased reach of public health services; Accelerated prevention, preparedness, and response to emerging threats; and Improve other public health outcomes.