What is the Taxonomy?
The Taxonomy is a categorization and dictionary of human services designed to uniformly describe services delivered throughout the state of Arizona.
What is the purpose of the Taxonomy?
The purpose of the Taxonomy of programs and services is to identify consistent terminology for use in planning, budgeting, contracting, reporting and evaluation of those services.
By what authority does the Taxonomy exist?
The Taxonomy exists under Arizona Governor's Executive Order No. 88-26.
The Taxonomy operates via an Arizona Taxonomy Committee (ATC). The ATC is the committee responsible for the development, maintenance and dissemination of the "Arizona Dictionary and Taxonomy of Human Services". Members of the ATC include seven different state agencies, county, city, area agencies on aging, united ways, and planners with the councils of government.
How can a new or revised service be added?
Any agency that identifies the need for a new or revised service may use the form and procedures found in Appendixes III and IV of the "Arizona Dictionary and Taxonomy of Human Services" to make a request to the ATC for their review and decision.
How can I find out more information about the Taxonomy?
You may contact any of the member agency representatives identified in Appendix V of the "Arizona Dictionary and Taxonomy of Human Services", click on the Contact Us link above, or contact the Arizona Department of Economic Security, Policy and Planning Administration at (602) 542-3882.