With nearly two decades of experience in and around Arizona policy and policymakers, Kristin Borns of Borns Solutions AZ offers skill, professionalism and a deep understanding of Arizona political culture.

Service Areas

Borns Solutions AZ provides nonpartisan research and analysis of public policy and legislative issues with expertise in child and family policy, human services, state budget and governance.

Borns Solutions AZ synthesizes and summarizes research and data and presents findings in easily consumed and clearly articulated products.

Borns Solutions AZ facilitates a variety of organizational projects and initiatives, taking ownership of the process from project initiation to final outcome.

An established applied research professional, author and community facilitator with deep Arizona roots, Kristin combines a factual understanding of critical policy issues with an ability to translate this knowledge in a clear and meaningful way to others.

An established applied research professional, author and community facilitator with deep Arizona roots, Kristin combines a factual understanding of critical policy issues with an ability to translate this knowledge in a clear and meaningful way to others.

Kristin has been an independent consultant since starting Borns Solutions AZ in 2011. She has worked with clients in the non-profit, government and foundation arenas.

Using data and best practices to guide public policy and community collaboration, Kristin provides services including:

  • Policy research;
  • Authoring public policy briefings and reports;
  • Community facilitation;
  • Communications; and
  • Collaborative planning and goal-setting.

Since starting BSAZ, Kristin has provided facilitation services for work groups within the Strong Families AZ Home Visiting Coalition and currently serves as the facilitator for the Maricopa Family Support Alliance – a coalition of more than 75 family support agencies.

Kristin’s policy research has focused on varied topics including:

  • Workforce development
  • Housing
  • Healthcare
  • Early Childhood Development
  • K-12 Education

Publications Authored or Co-Authored by Kristin

BSAZ, LLC has produced a number of internal reports and briefs in addition to the public examples below. However, internal client reporting and briefs are maintained by and with clients.

Author or Co-author

Rapid Re-Housing: A UMOM Case Study, UMOM, 2016: Publication

$9.1 billion state budget is all about speed, cuts, Morrison Institute, 2015: Publication

Fight against Arizona’s Medicaid expansion moves from the Legislature to the courts, Morrison Institute, 2015: Publication

Governor’s budget sets tone for session of cuts, Morrison Institute, 2015: Publication

Healthy Workforce, Healthy Economy, Vitalyst (Previously St. Luke’s Health Initiatives), 2015: Publication

Economic Opportunity for Arizona Veterans, Arizona Chamber Foundation, 2012:  Publication

Structurally Unbalanced: Cyclical and Structural Deficits in Arizona, Morrison Institute & Brookings Mountain West, 2010: Publication

Budgeting In Arizona: Hard Decisions for Hard Times, Center for Public Policy & Administration, University of Utah, August, 2010: Publication

Unlocking Resilience: The Key to Healthy Aging in Arizona, Vitalyst (Previously St. Luke’s Health Initiatives) & Morrison Institute, 2010: Publication

Representative Clients

Testimonials

Kristin at Borns Solutions AZ is masterful in converting raw, rough content into polished, compelling policy briefs.  Kristin is always professional and operates with integrity, insight, and courtesy.  UMOM is grateful to partner with Borns Solutions AZ in producing written publications that highlight key issues that impact our communities.

Mattie Lord, Former Chief Program Officer
UMOM

The Maricopa Family Support Alliance (MFSA) gained a committed partner when we began working with Kristin and Borns Solutions AZ back in 2016. Kristin serves in many capacities for the MFSA including planning and facilitation of our all member meetings, special projects and training; but, it’s her dedication to our mission that makes her so valuable to us.

Ginger Ward, MAEd, CEO
Southwest Human Development

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