Prevention

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Topics here will include issues that fall into the Prevention Division of the agency, which include – as the name implies – programs that help prevent disease in our state. You will find information about chronic diseases (cancer, heart health, breathing disorders) as well as tobacco use prevention. This area also includes education about Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Women, Infant and Children programs; both USDA programs that help provide nutrition to lower income residents.

Partners Come Together to Raise Awareness about Alzheimer’s Disease in Arizona

By | March 28th, 2017|Prevention|

Our Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease has joined forces with community partners to educate the public about Alzheimer's disease and the growing challenge in our state. We're starting a public awareness program called All In for Alzheimer's with our partners KTAR, the Alzheimer's Association, the Arizona Center on Aging, Hospice of the Valley, the [...]

Statewide Partnerships Work to Reduce Traumatic Brain Injuries

By | March 23rd, 2017|Prevention|

More than 12 million people in the U.S. live with the effects of a traumatic brain injury, according the Brain Injury Association of America. A person with a severe brain injury may need to be hospitalized and have long term health issues that affect memory, learning, coordination and balance, speech, hearing, vision, and emotions. Most [...]

Take Steps to Improve Your Overall Health with Nutritious Meals and Active Living

By | March 21st, 2017|Prevention|

During National Nutrition Month 2017, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges all of us to start small—one forkful at a time. Rather than focusing on just one specific food or meal, remember to balance what you eat and drink with your individual energy needs. Overall well-being includes enjoyable eating, active living, and healthy lifestyle [...]

Third Annual HIV Symposium Focuses on Ending the HIV Epidemic in Arizona by 2030

By | March 14th, 2017|Prevention|

Last week our HIV Prevention Program, the Ryan White Part B Program, and the Ryan White Part A Program of Maricopa County presented the third annual HIV symposium. More than 260 people attended, representing state and local health departments, community-based organizations, clinical providers, community leaders, and people living with HIV. Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton kicked [...]

Encourage Students to Participate in the Annual SunWise Poster Contest

By | March 10th, 2017|Prevention|

The Arizona SunWise Program is excited to kick off our 14th annual “Be SunWise and Play Sun Smart!” poster contest. The contest is open to Arizona residents age 17 or younger, and encourages youth to illustrate ways to keep safe in the Arizona sun. The winning artist and teacher will receive on-field awards and appear [...]

Resources Help Parents Teach Youth about Healthy Relationships

By | March 9th, 2017|Prevention|

Adolescence is a critical period of development where young people are exposed to new experiences, such as dating. Unfortunately, some teens find themselves involved in dating relationships that involve physical, sexual, emotional, or verbal abuse. Teens are often unable to recognize the signs of teen dating violence, or may be reluctant to tell their parents [...]

Registered Dietitian Nutritionists Provide Much-Needed Service to Our Communities

By | March 8th, 2017|Prevention|

Today we’re celebrating the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. The day honors the contributions and expertise of Registered Dietitian Nutritionists as food and nutrition experts. We have more than 20 Registered Dietitian Nutritionists working on our team to help us achieving our mission to improve health and wellness for all [...]

Certified Lactation Consultants are an Important Part in Improving Breastfeeding Rates

By | March 1st, 2017|Prevention|

Today we're celebrating International Board Certified Lactation Consultants Day and recognizing the important role the consultants have to improve the lives of breastfeeding families. International Board Certified Lactation Consultants are healthcare professionals who specialize in the clinical management of breastfeeding and work in a wide variety of settings, including the Arizona WIC Program. When a [...]

Arizona Youth Coalitions Receive National Awards

By | February 27th, 2017|Prevention|

In preparation for National Kick Butts Day on March 15—a national day when youth speak up and take action against tobacco use—the Campaign For Tobacco-Free Kids offers mini grants to support groups across the U.S. that demonstrate creativity, youth leadership, and careful planning to reach the media and public. This year we're excited to announce [...]

Programs Work to Reduce Oral Health Disparities Among Arizona’s Children

By | February 22nd, 2017|Prevention|

Most tooth decay can be prevented through a combination of interventions like our school-based sealant program and our fluoride mouth rinse program. If left untreated, tooth decay can lead to difficulty eating, speaking, and learning in school. Tooth decay can affect anyone, but we are seeing oral health disparities continue to exist for many Arizona [...]