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Bad Bugs, No Drugs?

By | September 23rd, 2013|General|

CDC released a report this week about antibiotic resistance. They found that more than 2 million people in the US get sick every year from germs that are resistant to antibiotics and at least 23,000 people die from these infections. The report also found that up to half of antibiotic use in people is unnecessary [...]

Next Midwifery Meeting

By | February 7th, 2013|Licensing|

Our next Midwifery Scope of Practice Advisory Committee meeting will be Monday (February 11th) from 5-8 pm in the Lab conference room.  The expanded Agenda will have more time for presentations and comments.  We’ll have presentations from some of the advisory committee members, a discussion of the latest iteration of the working draft regulations and more [...]

Medical Condition Petition Status

By | July 6th, 2012|General|

The AZ Medical Marijuana Act requires us to periodically accept petitions to add new medical conditions to the list of conditions that qualify folks for an AZ Medical Marijuana Registration Card.  In January, we accepted petitions from the public and had a public hearing in May.  Folks submitted numerous articles as a part their petitions for PTSD 1; PTSD 2; Depression; Migraines; and Generalized [...]

Telling the Public Health Story

By | July 5th, 2012|General|

One of the key elements of our Strategic Plan is to “Build Public Health Value.” One of the best ways to do that is to tell good stories that capture people’s attention and imagination- stories that highlight the value of public health.  During our Division of Licensing’s employee recognition event last week, Larry Martens read [...]

The Push to Stop Preterm Births

By | July 2nd, 2012|Prevention|

On June 18, we held a news conference with the Arizona March of Dimes and the Arizona Perinatal Trust to officially launch a new campaign to reduce preventable preterm births.  We got great coverage this week, including a FOX News interview  that aired in several other cities across the country.  We’ve joined a national challenge issued by [...]

Scheduled Maintenance

By | March 8th, 2012|General|

Due to scheduled maintenance this website will be unavailable Sunday, March 11 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you for your patience.

Enjoy AZ’s 100th B-day

By | February 13th, 2012|General|

Please take some time to enjoy Arizona’s 100th birthday celebration this  week.  The Arizona Centennial Commission   held Arizona Best Fest this past Saturday and Sunday.  There’ll also be a host of events going on tomorro (AZ’s actual 100th Birthday) in the Capitol mall area- especially the area between the House and Senate buildings just across [...]

Arizona Mexico Commission Progress

By | February 10th, 2012|General|

I’m writing this from my hotel room in Rocky Point- after a long day (and night) of the inter Plenary Session.  The 2 day conference started Thursday and goes through tonight.  We meet twice a year- it’s basically an opportunity for us to form partnerships across the border and to develop regional approaches to things like [...]

Recovery Through Whole Health RFI

By | February 9th, 2012|Behavioral Health, Licensing|

We’ll be having a “Request For Information” session regarding our “ Recovery Through Whole Health, the Regional Behavioral Health Authority with Health Homes” project (a.k.a. the upcoming Request for Proposal for behavioral health services in Maricopa County) on March 21 from 1- 5 pm at the Radisson City Center at 3600 N. 2nd Ave. in Phoenix. We’ll [...]

Neglected Global Tropical Disease Initiative

By | February 8th, 2012|General|

Last week marked an important milestone toward better controlling 10 neglected tropical diseases by 2020. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Bank, 13 pharmaceutical companies, the U.S., U.K. and U.A.E. governments and other global health organizations announced a new, coordinated push to defeat diseases like Dengue, rabies, blinding trachoma, Buruli ulcer, endemic treponematoses (yaws), leprosy (Hansen disease), Chagas [...]