AHCCCS and ADES have rolled out a new website that makes it easier than ever to enroll for Medicaid and other benefits. It’s called Health-e-Arizona Plus… and it’s Arizona’s one-stop-shop for easy Medicaid enrollment. Health-e-Arizona Plus provides an easy pathway to apply for a full range of AHCCCS and ADES benefits and local health access programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (Food Stamps) and Cash Assistance benefits. This easy-to-use new website has modules for connecting individuals and families to coverage, benefits, and services as well as tools for state workers and community assistors.
About the Director
Cara M. Christ, M.D., M.S. became Director for the Arizona Department of Health Services in May 2015. Dr. Christ has served the agency for more than nine years. Among her many accomplishments at ADHS, Dr. Christ collaborated with health partners and stakeholders to develop strategic plans for infectious disease prevention and control including the Governor’s Council on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. She was involved in leading statewide efforts during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, and worked with partners to find solutions to improve childhood vaccination programs. In 2012, Dr. Christ managed the development and implementation of 20 Articles of Arizona Administrative Code for Health Care Institutions allowing integration of physical and behavioral health services statewide. Dr. Christ obtained her master's degree in microbiology with an emphasis in molecular virology and public health. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Follow the Director on Twitter @DrCaraChrist.
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