Prevention

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Topics here will include issues that fall into the Prevention Division of the agency, which include – as the name implies – programs that help prevent disease in our state. You will find information about chronic diseases (cancer, heart health, breathing disorders) as well as tobacco use prevention. This area also includes education about Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and the Women, Infant and Children programs; both USDA programs that help provide nutrition to lower income residents.

Loan repayment program open to those working in underserved areas

By | May 16th, 2022|Prevention|

Are you a primary care health professional serving in an underserved Arizona community? If so, you may be eligible for the Arizona State Loan Repayment Program.  To promote the availability of health care in designated Health Professional Shortage Areas of Arizona, this program provides loan repayment assistance to professionals who provide outpatient primary care services [...]

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WIC program helping families navigate nationwide shortage of infant formula

By | May 13th, 2022|Prevention|

As a mother of young children, my heart aches when I see parents and caregivers facing a nationwide shortage of infant formula. There can be an overwhelming amount of information related to the early stages of parenthood, and unpredictable situations like this can add extra stress. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) makes sure formula [...]

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Celebrating National Women’s Health Week: Prioritizing your health

By | May 11th, 2022|Prevention|

This week we celebrate National Women's Health Week. This annual celebration begins on Mother’s Day every year to encourage women to make their health a priority. Women are so often in the role of caring for others; it’s critical for us to focus on our own health, and National Women's Health Week nudges us to [...]

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New campaigns and ASHLine.org update focus on positives of ending tobacco use

By | May 3rd, 2022|Prevention|

A recent ADHS news release featured our joint effort to reduce tobacco use among members of the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) through ASHLine.org, the Arizona Smokers’ HelpLine.  It features three campaigns stemming from focus group research with AHCCCS members. Their message was clear: Positive, supportive messages are the most effective way to [...]

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Get to know the Unvape Generation

By | April 19th, 2022|Prevention|

ADHS invites you to meet Xander, Mia, and other young people unafraid of a future without nicotine. They are members of the Unvape Generation.  Built around videos featured on the ADHS YouTube channel and in social media posts, this new campaign encourages young people to share their healthy hobbies and why these don’t mix with [...]

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Improving health outcomes for Black mothers in Arizona

By | April 15th, 2022|Prevention|

For Black women, the risk of morbidity and death during pregnancy, delivery, or postpartum is up to three times greater than for white women. That’s why the ADHS is working to educate health care providers and family members during National Black Maternal Health Week, from April 11-17. The health issues for Black women during and [...]

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For your baby’s health, stick to FDA-approved formula

By | March 3rd, 2022|Prevention|

With the recent recall of some formula many use to feed infants, finding the right food for your baby may be more difficult than expected. Some families may become frustrated and could be tempted to take matters into their own hands by trying to make their own. Even with the best of intentions or a [...]

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Start small, live big: Make heart health a priority

By | February 14th, 2022|Prevention|

Understandably, as most people made a concerted effort to stay safe from COVID-19, some other important health concerns may have received less attention during the past two years. As we mark American Heart Month, now is the perfect time to increase your focus on cardiovascular health.  The Start Small, Live Big campaign from the Alliance [...]

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ADHS program helps mothers, babies get off to a healthier start, comprehensive study finds

By | February 10th, 2022|Prevention|

An ADHS program to educate pregnant and postpartum women about the benefits of prenatal care and childhood immunizations is resulting in healthier babies across Arizona.  A comprehensive evaluation covering 2006-2016 found that participation in Arizona’s Health Start Program improved low birthweight and preterm birth outcomes, prenatal care attendance, and on-time child immunizations. The report, which [...]

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Make safety your goal with Super Bowl party food

By | February 9th, 2022|Prevention|

In just a few days, friends and families will gather for Super Bowl parties, and we want to be sure you and your guests are safe – including from foodborne illness. Here are some tips to keep everyone focused on football and smiling about the great food to be enjoyed during the game: Wash up: [...]

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