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Arizona’s First Ever State Health Assessment

By | February 13th, 2014|General|

Today we published Arizona’s first ever comprehensive State Health Assessment. The objective of the State Health Assessment is to give Arizona’s public health and health care systems a clear tool to help drive future decision-making and resource allocation as we collectively design and implement evidence-based interventions to improve health and wellness outcomes across Arizona.   The [...]

Arizona’s New Chronic Disease Strategic Plan

By | September 10th, 2012|Prevention|

I’m happy to share our new Arizona Chronic Disease Strategic Plan.  This past year, our team from the Bureau of Tobacco & Chronic Disease worked with community partners from across the state on a new guiding document for chronic disease prevention and health promotion.  This strategic plan will be used by ADHS, county health departments, and community partners [...]

Salt, BPA, CCR & the Budget

By | January 22nd, 2010|General, Newborn Screening, Preparedness, Prevention|

NaCl It’s been no secret that the U.S. (and Arizona) diet is high in salt- and almost 90% of that salt comes from pre-processed foods (as opposed to the salt that you might add while cooking or eating).  Reducing dietary salt is an important public health target- and it’s among one of the cheapest and [...]

Salt, BPA, CCR & the Budget

By | January 22nd, 2010|General, Newborn Screening, Preparedness, Prevention|

NaCl It’s been no secret that the U.S. (and Arizona) diet is high in salt- and almost 90% of that salt comes from pre-processed foods (as opposed to the salt that you might add while cooking or eating).  Reducing dietary salt is an important public health target- and it’s among one of the cheapest and [...]