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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 [...]

AZ Kicks off the “No Place Like Home” Campaign

By | March 16th, 2012|Behavioral Health, Licensing|

Kathy McCanna, Alan Oppenheim, and Connie Belden (from Licensing) and Kristy Benton (from Behavioral Health) recently jumped head-first into a new Arizona health-care initiative called No Place Like Home which is Arizona’s approach to the Partnership for Patients: Better Care, Lower Costs project.  The project aims to prevent hospital-acquired conditions and hospital re-admissions.  The name [...]

Recovery Through Whole Health RFI

By | February 9th, 2012|Behavioral Health, Licensing|

We’ll be having a “Request For Information” session regarding our “ Recovery Through Whole Health, the Regional Behavioral Health Authority with Health Homes” project (a.k.a. the upcoming Request for Proposal for behavioral health services in Maricopa County) on March 21 from 1- 5 pm at the Radisson City Center at 3600 N. 2nd Ave. in Phoenix. We’ll [...]

Sharpening the Axe

By | December 19th, 2011|Behavioral Health, General|

There's a well-known quote attributed to Abe Lincoln that goes something like this: "Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first 4 sharpening the axe."  Maybe somebody will someday quote me as saying:  "Give us 20 months to transform the delivery of behavioral health and primary care services to address the [...]

Home Birth Protest

By | December 6th, 2011|General, Licensing|

Those of you that were working at our downtown campus last Wednesday afternoon may have seen the 100 or so folks carrying placards in front of our 150 Building.  They were asking us to make it easier to have a home-birth in AZ.  How can we do that, you ask?  Many of you probably didn’t [...]

Integration Licensing Forums

By | November 30th, 2011|General|

Earlier this year the Governor signed HB 2634 which directs us to develop new rules for licensing places that can provide both behavioral and physical health services. We’re excited about this rulemaking because it supports our efforts to establish coordination and collaboration between all behavioral health and physical health providers. We’ve developed a preliminary plan [...]

Building a Healthier Border

By | October 28th, 2011|General|

You can think of the border public health advocacy network as a binational matrix of public health partners that collaborate to improve conditions along the US-Mexico border.  The network includes national organizations like the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission along with state based partnerships like the Arizona-Mexico Commission and the annual U.S.-Mexico Border Governor’s Conference.  Community based binational partnerships [...]

Turning a Bad Survey into a Learning Opportunity

By | October 20th, 2011|Licensing|

Those of you in Licensing have heard me talk about the difference between compliance and enforcement more than once, but it's been awhile since I've written about the subject.  Some people are confused about the distinction I always make between compliance and enforcement.  They are 2 very different things. Compliance (as it relates to our licensees) [...]

Strategic Planning and Public Health Accreditation News

By | October 6th, 2011|General|

As a follow up to my email earlier this month introducing you to the agency-wide efforts around accreditation and presentations of the draft strategic map, I'm happy to formally announce our new mission and vision: To improve the health and wellness of people and communities in Arizona (our Mission) and Health and Wellness for all Arizonans (our [...]

A Look in the Mirror

By | September 15th, 2011|Licensing|

Many folks don’t know that our Licensing division undergoes a periodic audit (survey) to look at compliance to our Federal contract with the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services (CMS). This past week, 3 surveyors from the regional office of CMS came to review our Long Term Care and Medical Facilities areas. This survey centered on [...]