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Get Trained in Mental Health First Aid Today

By | December 19th, 2012|Behavioral Health|

The tragedy in Connecticut has reminded us all about how important mental health and mental health treatment is to ensure that we have a society that functions in a way that we’d all like.  To be truly effective, a behavioral and mental health system needs to make sure parents, teachers, doctors and emergency department staff, [...]

Guide to Community Prevention Services

By | October 3rd, 2012|Prevention|

Every so often- you run into a resource guide that stands above the rest.  I discovered one of those a couple of weeks ago when I was at a conference with the people in my job from around the country.  It’s called the Guide to Community Preventive Services – and it’s a free resource to [...]

Wellness!

By | June 14th, 2012|Prevention|

I'm excited to announce that we have 32 teams signed up for the ADHS Worksite Wellness Stair Climb Challenge.  Stair climbing and other physical activities have so many health benefits including decreasing your risk of developing a chronic disease, improving your mental health and mood, and it increases your chances of living longer.  So, Get Your Climb On!

AZ’s Behavioral Health State Plan

By | April 9th, 2012|Behavioral Health|

Our Division of Behavioral Health Services recently submitted its combined mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services State Plan for FY 12-13 to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The Plan that we submitted doubles as the State Plan that’s required by ARS 36-550.01. The Plan provides an overview of Arizona’s [...]

AZ Women’s Health Status Report

By | April 2nd, 2012|Prevention|

Our Bureau of Women's and Children's Health team released the Arizona Women's Health Status Report recently. The report details how Arizona women are doing toward achieving optimal health and wellness. Topics covered in the report include physical activity, oral health, mental health, access to care and general wellness. The good news is that 83% of [...]

Procurement Keeps our Trains Running on Time

By | March 2nd, 2012|General|

OK…  everybody knows that we have all sorts of recognition weeks and months for everything from breastfeeding to mental health.  Most folks don’t know that March is Purchasing Month.  But let’s face it- none of us would be able to accomplish anything in this business without our Procurement team!  Our Procurement shop touches every aspect [...]

Behavioral Health State Plan Released

By | December 22nd, 2011|General|

Our Division of Behavioral Health Services recently submitted its combined mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services State Plan for FY 12-13 to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  The Plan that we submitted to SAMHSA doubles as the State Plan that’s required by ARS 36-550.01.  The Plan provides an overview of Arizona’s [...]

Health Centers- a Key Hub for Primary Care

By | August 23rd, 2011|General|

We’re proud to join in the celebration of National Health Center Week by highlighting Health Centers throughout our State and the vital services they provide. Community Health Centers are community-based, patient directed organizations that provide services to medically underserved areas.  These valuable safety net providers offer full-time comprehensive primary and preventative care to patients regardless of their [...]