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Mental Health & Tobacco

By | March 11th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Folks that face challenges with mental & behavioral health tend to smoke at a higher rate than others.  That makes this group a high priority for interventions to reduce their smoking rates.  Throughout 2010, we’ll be focusing on various intervention strategies for important health topics along these lines- and March is the final month of [...]

Pressing Ahead

By | February 19th, 2010|General, Uncategorized|

This is what I shared with ADHS staff earlier this week - "Thanks again for all of your hard and creative work over the last year.  We’ve made a great deal of progress despite the complicated financial problems that the State has faced.  I’m not just saying that- I know it’s true and so do [...]

Eat Well Be Well

By | February 16th, 2010|Prevention|

Throughout history, mankind’s future was largely determined by fate.  Infectious diseases like Diphtheria and Smallpox could wipe out an entire family in just a few days. People were vulnerable to outside threats ranging from a lack of clean drinking water to poor sanitation to gaps in environmental infrastructure that led to a host of infectious [...]

A Year of Progress at ADHS

By | February 4th, 2010|General, Newborn Screening, Preparedness, Prevention|

We started on this journey together a year ago.  Thanks for being such good traveling companions.  We’ve been through a lot.  We’ve had challenges, fears, anxiety, good times, laughs, & fun.  We’ve sacrificed some of our programs, but we’ve made a great deal of progress too.  Overall- the year was a net plus.  I say [...]