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Healthcare Reform Questions

By | July 23rd, 2010|General|

I know that many of you are getting questions from your stakeholders about healthcare reform.  The website that HHS posted recently  should help,  as it provides the latest information on the health care reform law.  It’s seems to mainly be focused on consumer awareness etc.  For example, the website provides information about the new option [...]

Aging Healthy in Arizona

By | July 22nd, 2010|General|

In the next 2 decades Arizona’s population will age rapidly, increasing the demand for services related to management of chronic illnesses and disability, as well as increase health care and long term care costs. That’s why we need to focus efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of all older adults in Arizona.  Our new [...]

Substance Abuse in AZ

By | July 19th, 2010|Behavioral Health, Uncategorized|

Our Division of Behavioral Health Services is the point guard for substance abuse prevention & treatment in Arizona (also referred to as the Single State Authority for Substance Abuse Services at the federal level).  One of those concerns is the abuse of marijuana- which continues to be in high demand and abused in our state.  [...]

CDC’s “Science Clips”

By | July 6th, 2010|Preparedness|

I have a new bookmark spot for you.  It’s called Science Clips, and it’s the CDC’s newest weekly publication.  Each week selected science clips will be posted on the site for the public health community with the goal of enhancing awareness of emerging scientific knowledge. The focus is applied public health research and prevention science [...]