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Public Health is Working Behind the Scenes to Keep You Safe

By | April 3rd, 2017|Licensing, Preparedness|

Note: This week is National Public Health Week. This week I have a five-part public health series that explores the vast network of programs and services that help improve the health and wellness of all Arizonans.  Public health includes programs that work to ensure that we are safe whether in everyday life or during an [...]

Multi-State Outbreak of E. coli Shows Up in Arizona Child Care Centers

By | March 6th, 2017|Preparedness|

Our disease detectives at the state and counties are at it again, investigating an outbreak of E. coli O157 . We are working with Arizona’s counties, other states, CDC, and regulatory agencies to determine the source of the outbreak. E. coli O157 is a strain that causes diarrhea, often bloody, along with abdominal cramps, headache, [...]

Empower Conference

By | April 18th, 2013|Licensing, Prevention|

Our Empower program is hosting its second annual conference Empowering Habits, Empowering Lives: Super Heroes in Action on May 4.  The conference is a great opportunity for providers in Early Care and Education settings to learn the new 10 Empower standards that have been established for 2013.  The conference sessions will also equip participants with [...]

Evidence-Based Decision-Making: A Key Regulatory Benchmark

By | November 19th, 2012|Licensing|

The role of a surveyor can be a difficult one. Our team of licensing surveyors need to maintain neutrality as regulators and be able to apply the Arizona Administrative Code (otherwise known as “the rules”) to a wide variety of facilities within the healthcare system.  Part of our surveillance includes investigating complaints- which can be generated from [...]

First Lady Recognizes Empower

By | May 23rd, 2012|Prevention|

The First Lady’s Let’s Move! Child Care initiative recognized our Empower program for exceptional work to promote young children’s health and prevent childhood obesity in the early care and education setting last week.  We were selected for recognition for carrying out exceptional work to promote and implement the goals of Let’s Move! Child Care, including using [...]

Interim AD for Licensing

By | May 10th, 2012|General, Licensing|

 Colby Bower will serve as our Interim Assistant Director for Licensing while we recruit and hire a permanent Assistant Director.  Colby has been serving as our Legislative Affairs chief for the last couple of years. Colby fills several of the criteria that we needed for the interim post: 1) He’s a good risk manager and [...]

ADHS Looking for a Forward-thinking Assistant Director

By | May 8th, 2012|Licensing|

“Promoting Health and Wellness for all Arizonans" is the motto of the Arizona Department of Health Services.  We promote and protect the health of Arizona's children and adults and set the standard for personal and community health through direct care, science, public policy and leadership.  Want a piece of the action?  We’re looking for an [...]

Empower Program Gets National Recognition

By | April 6th, 2012|Licensing, Prevention|

Our Physical Activity and Nutrition and Child Care Licensing programs were selected for a national award from  Let’s Move!- Child Care for our outstanding work to promote young children’s health and prevent childhood obesity through the Empower program and our training videos.  Our work will be showcased at the May 9 Let’s Move! Child Care [...]

Child Care Readiness

By | October 12th, 2011|Licensing|

Ever since 911, there’s been an increased understanding that a strong disaster emergency and evacuation plan is required for any line of business.  Child care is no exception.  Over the last few months, our Child Care Licensing shop took the lead to develop and provide information and training to Arizona child care providers in effective short- and [...]