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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 [...]

Leverage

By | September 1st, 2011|General|

Much of what we do in public health depends on the system seeking out “leverage” meaning designing interventions that have high impact with minimal cost.  Malena Bazurto and the Apache County Health District recently won a national award for her creative idea incorporating leverage.  Malena noticed that St. John’s had little walk-able space for folks to get [...]

Incentivizing Chronic Disease Self-Management

By | April 12th, 2011|Prevention|

This month AHCCCS told us that they’ve picked our Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease as the state applicant for HHS’ Medicaid Incentives for Prevention of Chronic Diseases Grant.  The grant proposal (which will be developed with AHCCCS) must be turned in to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services early next month.  The grant [...]

Building Healthy Chefs @ AZ Pre-schools

By | March 11th, 2011|Licensing, Prevention|

Our Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity just completed a series of free cooking-based nutrition trainings for childcare providers in Arizona.  The Cooking Matters curriculum from Share our Strength, as part of the Wal-Mart Foundation Health Initiatives, gives childcare providers the opportunity to learn how to prepare healthy meals and snacks on a limited budget and [...]

Child Nutrition Act of 2010

By | December 20th, 2010|Prevention|

The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 became law this month.  This reauthorization of the federal school nutrition program includes a number of elements that will help move the needle on childhood obesity.  The Act recognizes the importance of school meals to the health and academic success of kids and gives school nutrition programs new [...]

Sleep Deprivation a Factor in Childhood Obesity?

By | September 28th, 2010|Prevention|

Previous studies have found a link between not getting enough sleep and an increased risk of obesity in adults and new research this month suggests that sleep deprivation could be a powerful factor for obesity in kids as well.  A new study in the Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine found that toddlers that got [...]

ADHS E-Communications Site

By | August 2nd, 2010|General|

Just a reminder that you can sign up for electronic notifications in your in-box of our media releases, and lots of other cool communications like our weekly, in-season, healthy recipe at: http://visitor.constantcontact.com/email.jsp?m=1101362445484.  Tell your friends too.

Title This, Title That

By | July 28th, 2010|Behavioral Health, Uncategorized|

You’ve most likely heard the words Title XIX, Title XXI, and Title V (aka Title 19, Title 21, Title 5) bandied about in the halls and elevators throughout your careers- but some of you might not know what those words mean.  Here’s a thumbnail sketch: Title V When you hear someone say “Title V”, they’re [...]

AZ Obesity Update

By | July 6th, 2010|General, Prevention|

The Trust for America’s Health released their annual obesity report.  Overall, the national trend toward increasing obesity rates continued it’s march forward.  Arizona ranked in the middle of the pack, but the pack itself in increasingly unhealthy.  More than two-thirds of states have adult obesity rates above 25 percent. In 1991, no state had an [...]

Childhood Obesity Assessment Grant

By | June 16th, 2010|Prevention|

Congratulations to our Bureau of Nutrition and Physical Activity for their grant award announced this month from the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Leadership for Healthy Communities program.  Over the coming year, we’ll be strengthening our capacity to make a dent in childhood obesity by conducting a health impact assessment to prevent childhood [...]