Congratulations to Arizona Public Health Association (AzPHA) for gaining national recognition for its work- snagging the 2013 National Affiliate of the Year Award from the American Public Health Association.
For 85 years, AzPHA has helped shape public health in Arizona working to create smoke-free environments and access to healthcare. In this year alone, the Arizona affiliate reviewed more than a 1,000 legislative bills, visited AZ Congressional offices, put on professional development events and webinars and advocated for the restoration of Medicaid. The current President, Patti Taylor, attributes the success to the membership, volunteers and partners. I think it is also because of the leadership and dedication of the organization.