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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.

Men’s Health Month: When was the last time you had a medical checkup?

By | June 17th, 2022|Prevention|

Men: When was the last time you visited your doctor? If it’s been too long, now is a good time to change that.  June is Men’s Health Month, a month to encourage males young and old – and their families – to focus on the benefits of early detection and treatment for common health problems.  [...]

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Partnership is helping more Arizonans end nicotine dependence

By | June 13th, 2022|Prevention|

One of the most important things we do at ADHS is help Arizonans envision lives without nicotine dependence. The Arizona Smokers’ HelpLine, online at ASHLine.org, is one of our best tools for doing just that. That’s why I’m so pleased to join the Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) in announcing strong results from [...]

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Protect yourself from Arizona’s first extreme heat of summer 2022

By | June 8th, 2022|Prevention|

It’s not uncommon for long-time Arizonans to brush off our summer heat as just a fact of life in our state. However, extreme heat like the temperatures forecasted statewide this weekend can be deadly serious: 552 people in Arizona died from heat-related effects in 2021, and another 2,873 visited an emergency room for treatment. In [...]

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National Cancer Survivors Day: Join the fight

By | June 6th, 2022|Prevention|

Chances are you or someone you know has been touched by cancer. From patients and providers to caregivers and survivors, the impact of this life-altering disease is felt in every corner of Arizona.  Monday, June 6, is National Cancer Survivors Day. A cancer survivor includes those who are being treated for cancer, who are free [...]

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A new resource for families navigating the infant formula shortage

By | June 1st, 2022|Preparedness, Prevention|

What if I can’t find the infant formula I normally use?  What can a community group or child care provider do to support families in need of infant formula?  Where can families I serve in my health care practice find infant formula?  Amid this trying time for many parents and caregivers needing formula for infants, [...]

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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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