Cindy from the Delta Society began making visits with her therapy dogs at the Arizona State Hospital a couple of weeks ago. The Delta Society is a volunteer organization that improves people’s health and well-being using positive interactions with animals. Their mission is to help people by incorporating therapy, service and companion animals into their lives. The response from our patients has been great as a wide range of folks have enjoyed the dogs. Some of the patients and staff sent me some awesome thank you cards this week- thanks that was very nice. It’s been a helpful and healing opportunity for our patients. Thanks Cindy.
About the Director
Cara M. Christ, M.D., M.S. became Director for the Arizona Department of Health Services in May 2015. Dr. Christ has served the agency for more than nine years. Among her many accomplishments at ADHS, Dr. Christ collaborated with health partners and stakeholders to develop strategic plans for infectious disease prevention and control including the Governor’s Council on Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response. She was involved in leading statewide efforts during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, and worked with partners to find solutions to improve childhood vaccination programs. In 2012, Dr. Christ managed the development and implementation of 20 Articles of Arizona Administrative Code for Health Care Institutions allowing integration of physical and behavioral health services statewide. Dr. Christ obtained her master's degree in microbiology with an emphasis in molecular virology and public health. She earned her Doctor of Medicine from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Follow the Director on Twitter @DrCaraChrist.
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